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    More: Followup, Communist Party of China, N-body problem, David Benioff, Game of Thrones, Creator deity, Uyghur people, Xinjiang, Netflix's Ted Sarandos  
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3341 clicks; posted to Entertainment » and Politics » on 26 Sep 2020 at 10:22 AM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-09-26 12:00:20 PM  
16 votes:

dennysgod: Say....what's that little kid doing there?


Supervising.
 
2020-09-26 12:06:05 PM  
10 votes:
Maybe they'll subvert the source material the way Paul Verhoeven did with Starship Troopers.
 
2020-09-26 12:14:18 PM  
6 votes:

TheManofPA: And yet Netflix won't adapt my 3 seashells problem movie musical adaption


That's because you don't know how to use the three seashells ***snort***
 
2020-09-26 12:01:52 PM  
5 votes:
And yet Netflix won't adapt my 3 seashells problem movie musical adaption
 
2020-09-26 10:22:30 AM  
4 votes:
I'm not sure how well 3 Bodies is going to translate to tv

/other than porn
//3 Bodies never seems to be a problem in that
 
2020-09-26 3:03:05 PM  
3 votes:
The GOP are the party that cries wolf. So even if they're right about China being terrible it rings hollow because they're so full of shiat about everything else

Also the timing of only treating China like they're terrible after they dared indirectly cause a pandemic that Trump bungled the response to is laughable too
 
2020-09-26 2:39:41 PM  
3 votes:
It definitely rings false coming from the GOP, who would gradually lock up every Latin and Middle-Eastern person in the country if they thought they could get away with it.
 
2020-09-26 12:44:30 PM  
3 votes:
Cancel culture? The GOP is totes OK with having statues of traitors in US towns and cities, having bases named after them etc..and generally celebrating them for being traitors but is against the idea of making a TV show adaptation of some books by a guy who they don't like for reasons unrelated to the books?
 
2020-09-26 10:42:42 AM  
3 votes:

Someone Else's Alt: China's bigoted and suppressive policies


Sounds like something the GOP would root for
 
2020-09-26 12:59:51 PM  
2 votes:
And, yes, I'm aware of the fact that Trumpanzees don't like Netflix because they made a deal with Obama and Democratic ex-presidents are supposed to be monks who take a vow of poverty. What I'm trying to is fark the GOP.
 
2020-09-26 12:20:07 PM  
2 votes:
The incarceration of foreign children is disgusting.  And Inhumane treatment by a government one part oppressive and one part negligent is intolerable - Hundreds of thousands are dead because of it.  And the police state that murders its citizens and incarcerates in horrifying numbers must be stopped.

/someone help me with the punchline
 
2020-09-26 11:05:24 AM  
2 votes:
Those two hacks are still able to get work?
 
2020-09-26 9:58:41 AM  
2 votes:
Good, the Cuties "controversy" was overblown. I look forward to this Magic Mike type sequel.
 
2020-09-26 5:38:09 PM  
1 vote:

karmachameleon: I mean, yeah, it's disappointing to learn the author's views; the book is brilliant and it always sucks to find out the creator of a work you admire sucks balls.


See also Rowling, J.K.
 
2020-09-26 5:24:47 PM  
1 vote:

Someone Else's Alt: GOP Senators; By making a sci-fi tv show based on a book by an author that supports China's bigoted and suppressive policies you are doing a bad thing.

Also GOP Senators; It is fine that any US company can manufacture in China to avoid higher US labor cost and increase profits.


This President has done nothing but criticize U.S. manufacturers for "shipping jobs overseas" to China, and other than maybe Romney which GOP senators have criticized him for that rhetoric? You may argue that he doesn't really believe what he says, but he sure does love slapping tariffs on the Chinese that punish American businesses. More to the point, the GOP is just dandy with it. Your cognitive dissonance comes from the fact that you think it's a good thing to punish American businesses for participating in global free trade, that it won't harm consumers, and therefore Donald Trump can't really mean it when he says he wants to do just that and therefore he must not really have taken any actions that harmed American companies, who then passed the costs down to consumers.

The reality is much different. Take a look at what this supposedly pro-business President (and the supposedly pro-business party that backs him) has actually done for business:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/05/us-ch​i​na-trade-war-causing-small-biz-to-rein​vent-customer-retention.html

Take a look at how going after the Chinese economically has only hurt us:

https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetail​s.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2226

But you won't take any of this seriously. Oh no, GOP = pro-business in your mind, always will, and those eeeeevil capitalists must be stopped at all costs. Somehow these tariffs must be good for business, am I right? And the harm the tariffs have done to consumers? It's just fake news, am I farking right?!
 
2020-09-26 4:39:20 PM  
1 vote:

Someone Else's Alt: GOP Senators; By making a sci-fi tv show based on a book by an author that supports China's bigoted and suppressive policies you are doing a bad thing.

Also GOP Senators; It is fine that any US company can manufacture in China to avoid higher US labor cost and increase profits.


Also GOP, we fully support our President supporting Chinese concentration/reeducation camps.
 
2020-09-26 4:16:09 PM  
1 vote:

AliceBToklasLives: mongbiohazard: swahnhennessy: Ow! That was my feelings!: Good.  fark the censors.

Sure, but f*ck the author, too, for being a tool.

If he still lives in China, I'm not sure what people expect him to say in public other than being supportive of the Chinese regime. It's not like the Chinese people are protected by some sort of freedom of speech principle - they aren't free to criticize their government like we generally are.

I can't criticize him for sticking with the party line. I can say "Trump has a mushroom dick" and not worry about the authorities knocking on my door (being white and middle class helps).

That said, would Netflix make a deal with an Iranian author who denies Israel's right to exist? Or with a North Korean writer who expresses his devotion to Kim? There seems to be a different standard with China and the reason is fairly obvious. The GOP senators are hypocrites for sure, and maybe they are not the right people to speak up, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are wrong.


Look what I can get away with:

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/I just like grossing people out
 
2020-09-26 3:02:54 PM  
1 vote:

Gubbo: That your mind went straight to cadavers there might say more about you than you might have intended :p


Oh, I had assumed they were talking about abstract porn. Who among us hasn't jacked it to a Kandinsky painting?
 
2020-09-26 1:56:17 PM  
1 vote:
Obama payoff, Cuties softcore kiddie porn, CCP approved author, I expect an RBG superhero series next where she goes back in time to make Amy Barrett have five abortions.
 
2020-09-26 12:50:58 PM  
1 vote:
If you haven't read the books.. read them. It is the best sci fi I have read for the modern age- I put it up there with the Foundation series.
 
2020-09-26 12:14:58 PM  
1 vote:

dennysgod: Wait...the GOP has a problem with China?

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Say....what's that little kid doing there?


It's "Take your daughter to the sweatshop" day.
 
2020-09-26 12:10:39 PM  
1 vote:

Ow! That was my feelings!: Good.  fark the censors.


My grandfather was a censor for a military dictatorship.

Pro: Free movie tickets for my dad and siblings
Con: Grandpa was an uptight ahole who thought everything was obscene, so overall quality of movies allowed in theaters was crap.
 
2020-09-26 12:04:26 PM  
1 vote:
I agree with it being hard to film, but because it was on the slow side. GREAT books, however. Read them now!
 
2020-09-26 11:06:41 AM  
1 vote:

Magruda: I don't care about the GOP, but Netflix needs to stop canceling their best shows.


Next up. Stranger Things keeps retreading the same ground every season.

Why do they keep going if they don't have any new ideas
 
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