Roy Norr, a representative of the Motion Picture Association of America, was sent to the Mayfair to deliver judgment. Norr acknowledged the negative depiction of Germany, but approved of the film in all, stating that “a government cannot be insulted by the depiction of its own acts.”Obama's affections for Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Putin are in the long tradition of liberal inability to distinguish friends from enemies.
However, George Canty, the Berlin-based trade commissioner for the U.S. Department of Commerce, got wind of protests against the film by the German Ambassador in Washington, and concluded that “the film serves no good purpose.” Across the country, censors took Canty’s view, and the film was denied a license, banned, and cut by New York City and State censor boards. In Chicago, the film passed the censors but was stopped when the city’s Nazi consul insisted that the footage was fake.
Below is an excerpt from the film. Note that several of the scenes are obviously reenactments.
Hat tip: Instapundit and OpenCulture.
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