Because us moral and peace loving good people know we can’t expect better from the likes of The New York Times and CNN’s parent company Time Warner. Both corporations have sent out press releases saying they are standing by their sponsorship of the Broadway play that clearly depicts the assassination of President Donald Trump.
And to make matters even worse, After this morning’s shooting of Republican Congressmen Scalise and 3 other individuals at baseball practice by a Bernie Sanders supporter who followed Sander’s orders and “resisted.” CNN has stated they will be adverting the very Broadway show that gives people the idea it’s ok to assassinate our president and our elected officials.
Trump ‘Assassination’ Play Still Funded by Time Warner, Taxpayers
Time Warner funds “assassination” of Trump
Time Warner, the parent company of CNN, is one of the companies still sponsoring The Public Theater, a New York Shakespeare group that offers free tickets to anyone who wants to see President Trump assassinated in the group’s rendition of Julius Caesar.
The New York City government’s “Department of Cultural Affairs” also sponsors the theatre group. In this “Shakespeare in the Park” play, a man with unkempt blonde hair, a blue suit and red tie is married to a woman wearing designer outfits and speaking with a Slavic-like accent.
At the end of the play, the Trump/Caesar character is brutally stabbed to death in a lengthy assassination scene. The play’s director, Oskar Eustis, calls the play a “contemporary” “WARNING PARABLE”:
“Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.”
“Julius Caesar can be read as a warning parable to those who try to fight for democracy by undemocratic means. To fight the tyrant does not mean imitating him.”
CNN host Fareed Zakaria, like his employer’s parent company, Time Warner, supports the play. Zakaria even went so far as to declare it a “masterpiece.”
“If you’re in NYC, go see Julius Caesar, free in Central Park, brilliantly interpreted for Trump era. A masterpiece,” he tweeted at the end of May.
The Trump “assassination” play is making headlines just a week after CNN fired Reza Aslan and Kathy Griffin for their over-the-top displays of hatred towards President Trump.
On Sunday, Delta Airlines and Bank of America both pulled their support from the company. “We do not condone this interpretation of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park,” tweeted Delta. “We have notified them of our decision to end our sponsorship as the official airline of The Public Theater.”
Bank of America followed suit, tweeting a statement saying: “The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar in a way that was attended to provoke and offend” – adding that, if it had known of the play’s content beforehand, it would never have sponored it:
Meanwhile, the Time Warner Foundation, American Express, and others continue to sponsor the Central Park theater group, though American Express has, reportedly, issued a statement distancing itself from the group.
Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. also took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the Shakespeare adaptation. “I wonder how much of this ‘art’ is funded by taxpayers,” tweeted Donald Jr. “Serious question, when does ‘art’ become political speech & does that change things?”
“Thank you Delta and Bank of America. This was the right thing to do,” said Eric Trump in a tweet.
The theatre group has been “assassinating” Trump since the play opened on May 23 – and will continue to kill the president until June 18.
“Julius Caesar is about how fragile democracy is. The institutions that we have grown up with, that we have inherited from the struggle of many generations of our ancestors, can be swept away in no time at all,” says the play’s artistic director Oskar Eutis on the company’s website.
As of publication of this piece, these organizations were still listed at sponsors. Contact information is provided for each:
The Luesther T. Mertz Charitable Trust – Phone: (212) 777-5226
Bank of America (WITHDRAWN)
Blavatnik Family Foundation – Email: https://www.inc-cap.com/contact/
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Development Fund – Phone: (212)- 758-0404
The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation – Phone: (908) 755-2401
Time Warner Foundation – Phone: (212)-484-8000
American Express – Phone: 1 (800) 528-4800
New York (magazine) – Subscriber Phone: (800) 678-9000
TheaterMania – Phone: (212) 352-0255
Today Tix – Phone: (855) 464-9778
NYC Culture Department – Phone: 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675)
New York Council on the Arts – Phone: (212) 459-8800
Art Works – Phone: (919) 831-0199
While not listed on The Public Theatre’s (Phone: 212-539-8650) “Corporate Sponsors” webpage, The New York Times has publicly declared itself to be a sponsor – and vowed to continue funding the theater group. (Phone: 800-NYTIMES, (800) 698-4637)
This is America, they should have the right to sponsor whatever they like. But just like every right, there should also be a consequence. They both of The New York Times and CNN should be forced to turn in their White House Credentials. Luckily not all corporations are evil, Delta Airlines and Bank of America have both dropped their support for the play in the wake of public outrage over the play’s depiction of Trump’s assassination. And after today’s shooting the play should be pulled completely.
It’s time you “Resist” Democrats wake the hell up. If this would have been done to your messiah, the charlatan that is President Barack Hussein Obama you would have raised all hell. This is not art and this rhetoric has just caused the assassination attempt against our Republican Congressmen. This needs to stop, NOW!
We are a nation who has had to endure multiple presidential assassinations and even more attempted assassinations. No one cares if you love or hate our president. But he is our president so you all better deal with it, like people like myself dealt with 8 long years under President Barack Hussein Obama.
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