"We Are At War" - Morgan Freeman Is The Face Of The New "Committee To Investigate Russia"

Tyler Durden's picture

Imagine this movie-script: a former KGB spy, angry at the collapse of his motherland, plots a course for revenge... narrates the ominous sounding voice of Morgan Freeman. 

The hysteria continues, and this time Hollywood has been enlisted. No this is not The Onion, but yet another serious committee for serious people. Meet the "Committee to Investigate Russia" which launched on Tuesday and immediately garnered broad coverage in pop-culture and entertainment news sites for its release of a short Morgan Freeman narrated video which aims to "tell us the truth" about Russian meddling in the US election. “We have been attacked,” Freeman says in his familiarly reassuring voice while gazing into the camera. “We are at war.”

Not only did the video burn up social media on Tuesday, but the founders of the lobbying group behind the production, barely one day old, were given substantial air time on cable news from CNN to MSNBC. Of course, it helps that actor, director, and lifelong Democrat Rob Reiner is behind it - he's teamed up with neocons David Frum, Max Boot, and national security insiders like James Clapper.

Similar to other recently launched 'Russiagate' campaigns and organizations we've profiled, the initiative is enjoying fawning mainstream media coverage from the very start. And apparently the historical irony is completely lost on Hollywood, a town which itself fell victim to the original McCarthyite witch hunt and its celebrity 'blacklist'.

Meanwhile, it appears the "Committee to Investigate Russia" is designed to appeal especially to the popular masses and consumers of pop media and celebrity culture magazines. For example, the following gushing roll out coverage from entertainment news site PopSugar reads like the "famed" Max Boot himself is on a hollywoodesque mission to save the world from an 'EVIL' cabal bent on total world domination:

The group's advisory board is a who's who of the most outspoken individuals in America today: former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, award-winning actor and director Rob Reiner, former George W. Bush aide and current Atlantic editor David Frum, AEI scholar Norm Ornstein, famed military historian Max Boot, and popular conservative pundit Charlie Sykes. And their mission? To educate the public on the threat that we face from Russia and to serve as a central location for updates, news, and information on all things related to the issue.

But like most commentary on the so-called 'Russian connection' there is one important caveat which appropriately skeptical readers will be sure to notice:

While we still don't have definitive answers on much of what elapsed during the lead-up to the election — or, frankly, have a plan for what we can do to prevent this sort of thing going forward — what we do have is an issue that individuals on both sides of the aisle are desperate to get to the bottom of.

This of course translates to "well we know there's a lot of smoke and no answers, umm... evidence" - but hey, Morgan Freeman's noble and venerable wisdom-from-the-heavens-sounding voice will make it all true. Reiner told the Daily Beast that Morgan Freeman was chosen as spokesman due to the “weight and gravitas” of his voice. Reiner further explained the purpose as, “We’re trying to break through and explain to people why this is important and that there is a serious problem here that people don’t seem to really grasp.”

While the public has been assured the committee is stacked with bipartisan experts, it would help if there were any actual... Russian experts. As one Al Jazeera journalist who covers Russian affairs pointed out, the advisory board is made up of the following "experts" (in their respective order):

  • a neocon blogger
  • a perjurer
  • wonk with no Russia background
  • the director of When Harry Met Sally
  • right-wing talk radio guy

In spite of all the immediate positive media coverage the Committee to Investigate Russia ran into some embarrassing problems the moment its website went live. Actual Russian experts identified a glaring error. According to the independent Russian language news site Meduza:

The committee even ran into trouble when trying to identify General Valery Gerasimov, the author of an alleged hybrid military doctrine that some analysts treat as the blueprint for Russia's “information warfare” against enemies like the U.S. and Ukraine. When the committee first launched its website, it accidentally posted a photo of Gerasimov's predecessor, General Nikolay Makarov. The group eventually corrected its mistake, but not before Russian media expert Alexey Kovalev called them out, highlighting the rather obvious dangers of taking on “Russia” without Russian expertise.

As with Hamilton68 before it, this new project will likely become a go-to source of information for mainstream media which similarly lacks in real expertise. Apparently the two-minute Morgan Freeman video is now being roundly mocked in Russian state media, presumably for its ultra-simplistic reading of the fall of the Soviet Union and Putin's rise to power (Morgan Freeman assures us it was all about "revenge"). Perhaps one of many lessons here is this: you'd better divert some funds toward consulting real Russian experts and journalists before hiring a big-moneyed celebrity to "educate" the masses.

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Billy the Poet's picture

DNC -- TURN OVER YOUR SERVER.

wildbad's picture

well...that was it. the last shred of respect, up in smoke

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Meanwhile, mexico has actual people here voting...

And they'll be here voting in the next election if nothing is done about it.

Let's investigate mexico.

knukles's picture

It's Progressive tripe exactly like this that is destroying America.
The left is fucking with Democracy.
Methinks they've No Idea where this ultimately leads.
The NWO is happy.  The conservatives are not, nor will the Progs when the dust settles.  They want totalitarian rule, they'll get it.
Just not on their terms on the Deep State's terms.
Which they will not like and blame somebody else, which will result in more oppression.

One does not trifle with Democracy.

peddling-fiction's picture

Illuminati purple shirt on him.

Peddling fiction, and doubling down.

No shame.

Ignatius's picture

"...purple shirt..."

America's color revolution.

This shirt selection is not a coincidence, IMHO.

IntercoursetheEU's picture

Grady and Meathead to the rescue, thank God, but where's the Flying Nun?

MillionDollarButter's picture

Wall to wall anti-Trump hysteria from every news source during the entire election!  Documented media collusion!  We are supposed to believe the claim that the barely noticed, and arguably unbiased RT swung the whole thing.  If only there was an alternative media source to point out the Emperor's clothes on this issue.  All it would take is one source to stand up and say: "Did you even notice the Russian media presence?  Did you notice the lockstep trashing of Trump?"  But there isn't, which is why this whole bullshit Russia narrative is continuing even now.  Such fucking arrogance!

Oh regional Indian's picture

So many shark jumping moments, beginning to lose count.

Meanwhile, while low IQ fluffers up and down this thread are already snarking at Mexico and Illegals, look at the list of people involved with this shite.

Look carefully at their last names and think.

Your real enemy is slimey, wicked, relentless and they are not the poor brown skinned mexicans.

Newcastle, your coals....

macholatte's picture

 

Sadly, Morgan Freeman is just another hateful, black racist pig with a good voice who works for the Hollywood Plantation.

 

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

Not many minds are going to be changed at this point, Sorry Meathead lol

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Actually MF is right, America is at war, America is at war with Left Fascism aka Communism who's seeds where planted long ago trully by Russia but the Bolshevik Russia who was looking at collapsing the American society from inside in the typical way all communist agitator agents where doing it for long all over the world.

JSBach1's picture

Notice who's missing from this Advisory Board and who can fill the Russian experience void:

The Sturm-und-Drang John McCain and his Russian-*Male*-Order-Bride Lindsey Graham

HardAssets's picture

Another dumb-ass actor who made money play-acting other people.
What a surprise.

And Trump doesn't go at Hillary and her obvious crimes ?
And they don't go after obummer who told foreign nationals it was o.k. to vote in the last U.S. election - on freakin camera. Can't be denied.

What b.s.

They're all play acting.

stinkypinky's picture

Stories are more compelling than facts. Facts don't matter if you've got a great story to tell The People, served up by great storytellers. Hollywood knows this, and who is better than hollywood at serving up a story?

Déjà view's picture

Move along...nothing new...Kim will be selling WAR BONDS-soon!

Hollywood helped win World War II — and by that, we don't mean John Wayne, but five of the country's most celebrated film directors, who went to work making films for the War Department that showed Americans at war, overseas and in the skies, living, fighting, bleeding and dying. Those films changed America — and deepened the men who made them, including John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, George Stevens, and Frank Capra.

http://www.npr.org/2014/02/22/280280913/hollywood-goes-to-war-in-five-ca...

Always déjà vu...all over again...

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

One film from Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, even though it was nominated for an Academy Award, was withdrawn from circulation after the Second World War.

I guess some of the quotes in the opening credits were no longer politically correct:

"History knows no greater display of courage than that shown by the people of Soviet Russia..."
Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War

"We and our allies owe and acknowledge an everlasting debt of gratitude to the armies and people of the Soviet Union."
Frank Knox, Secretary of the Navy

"The gallantry and aggressive fighting spirit of the Russian soldiers command the American army's admiration."
George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

"I join...in admiration for the Soviet Union's heroic and historic defense."
Ernest J. King, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet

"...the scale and grandeur of the (Russian) effort mark it as the greatest military achievement in all history."
General Douglas MacArthur, Commander in Chief, Southwest Pacific Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrKDBFJoo2w

veritas semper vinces's picture

Those are the facts:80 % of the German army was destroyed by the Red Army. So they won the war,not US.

See this to compare what the Red Army vs the Americans did in the WWII:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByibNV3SiUooWExTNGhMTGF5azQ/view

Also,one of the best articles I've read in a long time:

http://thesaker.is/letter-to-my-american-friends/

Hans-Zandvliet's picture

And did you even notice that the YouTube video of the "Committee to Investigate Russia" is disabled for comments. Apparently they are already affraid to get skinned alive when the would allow comments.

Slammofandango's picture

That's not Grady. If that was Grady, Aunt Ester would pop him upside the head for speaking such blasphemy. Not even Fred could help the old fool.

Freddie's picture

Don't forget that the Norman Ornsteins and Rob Reiners are the same people who were Bolsheviks who murdered 25 million Russian Christians.

They hate Putin because he and Russia are Christian.  They have been going after any Christians who are not sell outs around Trump - Bannon and Manafort.   Feinstein and others said Jared Kushner is totally clean.

The Alarmist's picture

So which role is Morgan Freeman reprising here? The one where he is God, or the one where the black president can't save the world from the giant asteroid?

Got The Wrong No's picture

The two earring, purple shirt wearing Mutha Fucka is playing the fool. Something he is very adept at doing.  Pimpin for the Jew. 

Morgan is not a Free Man

Conscious Reviver's picture

Remember what a great guy Bill Cosby was  before he wasn't?

They must have pictures of Morgan and Little Frankie playing hide the submarine.

U4 eee aaa's picture

The one where he is the chauffeur for the rich old white lady

Mr Hankey's picture

Ole Morgan,not just the characters he plays cant be any more perfectly cast as a cartoon of a stereotype of the Uncle Tom porch monkey. I guess they call them stereoyypes 4 a reason.

Mr Hankey's picture

& That chick w/ the bow who defeated that totalitarian murder regime?

Omen IV's picture

Russia Russia Russia - So coming to the aid of >Comey, Brennan, Clapper< are ............Actors?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Wow. That Morgan Freeman video tickled ALL the United States myths of freedom, democracy and truth.

The most effective patsy is the one who believes themselves to be righteous and just.

Ignatius's picture

They're pulling out all the stops.

I love the smell of desperation in the morning.  Smells like... victory.

Son of Loki's picture

Is Whore Vord soros funded? Or are they simply liberal retarded? It's a serious mental disease that attacks free speech so viciously.

 

More than 1,000 Harvard alumni sign petition to rescind Spicer, Lewandowski invites

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/351398-more-than-1000-s...

 

 

Ignatius's picture

Meanwhile, torture memo man, John Yoo, teaches unscathed at BERKELEY.

malek's picture

Exactly!
Thank you for bringing this up here.

pynky01's picture

Celeb bs... sit down knee grow... we got more important things to do... don't be fooled by the marxist joos...l

DaveyJones's picture

is it just me or is it ironic that Rob Reiner's directorial debut was a fake documentary called Spinal Tap about a bunch of hasbeens

Ignatius's picture

Spinal Tap

Great movie.  Reiner should stick to what he knows.

Max Hunter's picture

Looks like the reprieve from a USD "event" this past spring has expired. The move is on again, and the rhetoric is stepped up agaginst Russia and China... by way of Iran and Syria... They threaten the USD and bombs will be dropped.. No two ways about it.

doctor10's picture

When the liberal left suddenly starts sounding like Senator Joe McCarthy and Brother John Birch in the last 18 months-they're trying to start a war to cover up something damn good and ugly.

Pakistani spying on Congress since 2003 is prolly just the tip of a traitorous iceberg thats about to breach surface

It doesn't look as though the LOSERS of this election fully appreciate how unstable their positions in DC could yet become.

There remains a two party system in the USA.....US and THEM.

THEM is at most about 5000 people inside the DC Beltway-and about another 3000-5000K mostly in LA/Boston/NY.

THEM has no idea of the whoop-ass waiting for them if they
continue to ignore and impede the will of the American People -TEMPORARILY and at the MOMENT expressed through Donald Trump.

THEM clearly hasn't yet figured out that Trump is the symptom of their problems with US.

Trump is not their problem. Neither is Russia

veritas semper vinces's picture

No.It has multiple meanings: it is the Royal color,the color of the 7th Chakra ,the Crawn Chakra,which symbolizes the bringing to us our Universal connection=all is one;it is also a merger of red and blue color,the traditional political parties' colors;purple is the color of spirituality.They are"enlightened" and we are not.

 

 

when the saxon began's picture

Correct, we ARE at war... EUROPA - The Last Battle by filmmaker Tobias Bratt. It connects a lot of dots.   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXqpN_lZoZU4FR3vIZXCJiA/featured

Reichstag Fire Dept.'s picture

What part of the Democrat Party is not authoritarian?

Also, I like how the video conains a few seconds of D-Day footage to try and draw in the right-of-centre fence sitters.

They are literally doubleing down on the failed Russian hacker narrative.

This is beyond a bad narrative...people who believe this after watching this video downright scare me.

PrayingMantis's picture

... "... Morgan Freeman was born June 1, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee. Although he loved acting, Freeman joined the Air Force after high school to become a fighter pilot. He later realized it wasn't what he'd wanted and thus, began his acting career. ... " >>> https://www.biography.com/people/morgan-freeman-9301982

... possible translation: Morgan failed the Air Force test ...

... I'd like to see Hollyweird's finest and their families to be first in line to sign up for war deployment ... that's when I'd believe they really believe to follow their own scripted crap propaganda...

...

Implied Violins's picture

Fuck that. It's time to nuke Hollywood. We are at war.

peippe's picture

Mexico is one more 7.1 away from falling onto the Pacific.

everybody just calm down & witness.

Akzed's picture

"Celebrities... is there anything they don't know?" -Homer J. Simpson

Mr Hankey's picture

Doh! One of the many priceless Homerisms.