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PING Ian: (I Told You So) TIME Magazine: Superheroes Are Too Similar to Cops and Should Be Reexamined
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BTR1701
2020-07-02 23:47:52 UTC
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When the next season of THE BOYS was announced, I opined that superheroes
would be next on the cancel-culture chopping block because they're too much
like cops... and here we go.

When a leftist says something should be 'reexamined', what that creature
really means is that that thing should be banned, canceled, suppressed, or
censored.

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https://www.lacortenews.com/n/time-magazine-superheroes-similar-to-cops-and-
should-be-reexamined

Just as people are starting to reconsider the traditional image of police
officers as the "good guys" in action-packed films and series like COPS, Time
magazine argues it's time for Hollywood to "re-examine" how it depicts
superheroes in movies.

"As we engage in this long overdue conversation about law enforcement, it's
high time we also talk about the most popular characters in film, the ones
who decide the parameters of justice and often enact them with violence:
superheroes," Eliana Dockterman writes.

These "cops with capes", as Dockterman describes them, being sure to point
out they are almost always portrayed by "straight, white men", function as
either an "extension of a broken U.S. justice system or as vigilantes without
any checks on their powers."

"Usually, they have some sort of tentative relationship with the government:
The Avengers work for the secretive agency S.H.I.E.L.D.; Batman takes orders
from Gotham Police Commissioner Gordon; even the villainous members of the
Suicide Squad execute government orders in exchange for commuted prison
sentences. And even when superheroes function outside the justice system,
they're sometimes idolized by police because they are able to skirt the law
to 'get the job done,'" she continued.

Dockterman argues that some superheroes, like the Punisher and Batman, who
act with impunity are often perceived to symbolize real-life police officers
like those involved in the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah
McClain, and others.

Most of the officers involved in the killings of Floyd, Taylor, and, more
recently, Rayshard Brooks, have been either fired or arrested on various
charges ranging from aiding and abetting manslaughter to felony murder in the
case of the officer who killed Brooks, which carries a minimum sentence of
life in prison without parole, or the death sentence.

In 2019, Dockterman expressed her views about white men playing James Bond.
While writing of the rumor that black female actress Lashana Lynch could be
playing James Bond, the charismatic, suave ladies' man and British agent in
Ian Fleming's spy novels, Dockterman wrote: "Lynch's ascension signals major
progress for a franchise that has long felt trapped in the 20th century. Up
until this point, the role of the world's greatest secret agent has been
played exclusively by white men. What's more, James Bond's sexism, racism,
and general recklessness have proven impossible to ignore in the year 2019."
anim8rfsk
2020-07-03 02:12:23 UTC
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Post by BTR1701
When the next season of THE BOYS was announced, I opined that superheroes
would be next on the cancel-culture chopping block because they're too much
like cops... and here we go.
When a leftist says something should be 'reexamined', what that creature
really means is that that thing should be banned, canceled, suppressed, or
censored.
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https://www.lacortenews.com/n/time-magazine-superheroes-similar-to-cops-and-
should-be-reexamined
Just as people
retarded people
Post by BTR1701
are starting to reconsider the traditional image of police
officers as the "good guys" in action-packed films and series like COPS, Time
magazine argues it's time for Hollywood to "re-examine" how it depicts
superheroes in movies.
"As we engage in this long overdue conversation about law enforcement, it's
high time we also talk about the most popular characters in film, the ones
superheroes," Eliana Dockterman writes.
What is she, a retard?
Post by BTR1701
These "cops with capes", as Dockterman describes them, being sure to point
out they are almost always portrayed by "straight, white men",
Like everybody in S.H.I.E.L.D.? Oh, wait ... What retard wrote this?
Post by BTR1701
function as
either an "extension of a broken U.S. justice system or as vigilantes without
any checks on their powers."
The Avengers work for the secretive agency S.H.I.E.L.D.;
No they don't; what retard wrote this?
Post by BTR1701
Batman takes orders
from Gotham Police Commissioner Gordon;
No he doesn't; what retard wrote this?
Post by BTR1701
even the villainous members of the
Suicide Squad execute government orders in exchange for commuted prison
sentences. And even when superheroes function outside the justice system,
they're sometimes idolized by police because they are able to skirt the law
to 'get the job done,'" she continued.
just drooling with retardation
Post by BTR1701
Dockterman argues that some superheroes, like the Punisher and Batman, who
act with impunity are often perceived to symbolize real-life police officers
like those involved in the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah
McClain, and others.
No they aren't; what retard wrote this?
Post by BTR1701
Most of the officers involved in the killings of Floyd, Taylor, and, more
recently, Rayshard Brooks, have been either fired or arrested on various
charges ranging from aiding and abetting manslaughter to felony murder in the
case of the officer who killed Brooks, which carries a minimum sentence of
life in prison without parole, or the death sentence.
In 2019, Dockterman expressed her views about white men playing James Bond.
While writing of the rumor that black female actress Lashana Lynch could be
playing James Bond, the charismatic, suave ladies' man and British agent in
Ian Fleming's spy novels, Dockterman wrote: "Lynch's ascension signals major
progress for a franchise that has long felt trapped in the 20th century.
Hey, retard, half the James Bonds in Casino Royale were women. In 1967.
Post by BTR1701
Up
until this point, the role of the world's greatest secret agent has been
played exclusively by white men. What's more, James Bond's sexism, racism,
and general recklessness have proven impossible to ignore in the year 2019."
As impossible as you being a retard is in 2020.

Non retard Dean Cain takes retard Dockterman apart:

https://boundingintocomics.com/2020/07/02/former-superman-actor-dean-cain-
responds-to-time-magazine-and-eliana-docktermans-attack-on-superheroes/
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Ed Stasiak
2020-07-03 02:41:43 UTC
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BTR1701
When the next season of THE BOYS was announced, I opined that superheroes
would be next on the cancel-culture chopping block because they're too much
like cops... and here we go.
When a leftist says something should be 'reexamined', what that creature
really means is that that thing should be banned, canceled, suppressed, or
censored.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/dean-cain-police-are-superheroes-time-magazine-article
July 2, 2020

Dean Cain responds to Time editorial calling for cultural re-examination of superheroes: Police are heroes

Former Superman says 'cancel culture' reveals leftist anti-American agenda

A recent and controversial Time Magazine article calling for a cultural reckoning of the depiction of superheroes amid the national debate over law enforcement makes claims that are "totally untrue" and reveals the left's "cancel culture" agenda, actor Dean Cain said Thursday.

In an interview on "Fox & Friends" with host Ainsley Earhardt, Cain -- former star of "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" -- said he found writer Eliana Dockterman's piece to be "insane" and hypocritical.

"This is insane to me, though, because these people will scream anti-police rhetoric all day long but when their life is threatened and they need a hero, they will dial 9-1-1 and a police officer will show up," he pointed out. "Because police officers are heroes."

Cain conceded that while there have been some "bad situations" and "bad apples" in departments, "99.9 percent of all police officers" aim to serve and protect their communities and "do a fantastic job."

"This whole ‘cancel culture’ thing that we're living in right now is crazy. It's like an early version of George Orwell’s ‘1984,'" he said.

"And, what this article does in Time Magazine, what they talk about, I mean…from the very beginning…the author of this article makes a bunch of claims that are totally untrue," Cain said.

Dockterman began the piece -- titled "We're Re-examining How We Portray Cops Onscreen. Now It's Time to Talk About Superheroes" -- by citing the recent cancellations of "Cops" and "Live PD" following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and how even children's' show "Paw Patrol" has become a target.

"But as we engage in this long overdue conversation about law enforcement, it’s high time we also talk about the most popular characters in film, the ones who decide the parameters of justice and often enact them with violence: superheroes," she wrote Monday.

Dockterman described superheroes as "cops with capes who enact justice with their powers" who are usually "straight, white men who either function as an extension of a broken U.S. justice system or as vigilantes without any checks on their powers."

"She says, in the real-world, tolerance for law enforcement acting with impunity is eroding," Cain said. "Law enforcement acting with impunity has never been something we’ve tolerated and never will."

"'Calls to defund the police have now gone mainstream.’ No, they haven't. Look at Seattle's CHOP zone; look [at] what happened there. Look at the crime statistics in New York City," he said.

"Then she says Hollywood heroizes cops and you can destroy that in just a list of titles: 'Training Day', 'Serpico,' 'The Departed,' 'The Wire,' 'BlacKkKlansman,' 'Rambo.' I mean, the list goes on and on because a bad cop is a great villain because they're not supposed to be bad," Cain told Earhardt. "So, this stuff all just drives me insane. I promise you that Superman -- I wouldn't today be allowed to say: ‘truth, justice, and the American way.’"

"In this period of reckoning, the long-running show 'Cops' and the widely-watched 'Live PD' have been canceled. Actors and writers who contributed to police procedurals are criticizing their own work and donating money to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Parents are protesting benevolent portrayals of canine cops in the children’s television show Paw Patrol. And Ava DuVernay’s film collective ARRAY is launching the Law Enforcement Accountability Project (LEAP) to highlight stories of police brutality and counteract a biased narrative," Dockterman wrote.

"What more do you need to show their agenda?" Cain asked. "It’s crazy. They hate capitalism, they hate law and order, and they hate America."

According to Cain, the reason shows like "Live PD" and "Cops" were canceled is because they "humanize" police officers.

"It doesn't heroize them in any way, shape, or form. It shows you the kind of stuff they have to deal with on a daily basis," he argued.

"The only thing she does right [in] this whole article is [to] equate police officers to superheroes in some fashion. Because police officers, I promise you, these men and women are heroes. When there's trouble, they run to it and they do their best," Cain said, "just like the canine dogs on Paw Patrol."
BTR1701
2020-07-03 02:48:17 UTC
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Post by Ed Stasiak
BTR1701
When the next season of THE BOYS was announced, I opined that superheroes
would be next on the cancel-culture chopping block because they're too much
like cops... and here we go.
When a leftist says something should be 'reexamined', what that creature
really means is that that thing should be banned, canceled, suppressed, or
censored.
Dean Cain responds to Time editorial calling for cultural re-examination of
superheroes: Police are heroes
"Then she says Hollywood heroizes cops and you can destroy that in just a
list of titles: TRAINING DAY, SERPICO, THE DEPARTED, THE WIRE, BLACKKKLANSMAN
RAMBO, THE SHIELD, I mean, the list goes on and on because a bad cop
is a great villain because they're not supposed to be bad," Cain told
Earhardt. "So, this stuff all just drives me insane. I promise you that
Superman -- I wouldn't today be allowed to say: 'truth, justice, and the
American way'."
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FPP
2020-07-03 04:35:03 UTC
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Just as people are starting to reconsider the traditional image of police
officers as the "good guys" in action-packed films and series like COPS, Time
magazine argues it's time for Hollywood to "re-examine" how it depicts
superheroes in movies.
None of this is new.
Where ever there were superheroes, there were supervillains.

Brightburn. The Punisher. Chronicle.
And the best of them: "The Flying Man".
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