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GOP Propagandist Filmmakers Pretend To Be 'Freethinkers'

Fox and Friends trots out another Uncle Ruckus who pretends to be part of a group of independent filmmakers, but they are hardly independent.

I have personally written far too many articles panning the segment called Trouble With Schools on Fox and Friends and find each one to be the antithesis of truth. Today's segment featured a guest representing Freethink Media, so I figured this was going to be a contentious interview where Brian Kilmeade battles someone who is perhaps a Secular Humanist of some sort.

I couldn't have been more mistaken. Kmele Foster of Freethink Media appeared on this morning's show to express his disapproval of a movement by a pro-diversity group called Reclaim Harvard Law School. Kmele once expressed his opinion on Fox News that African-Americans are 'over-represented' at the Oscars. So this is not your typical African-American by any stretch. The group's objective is to obtain free tuition for African-American students of Harvard Law School.

The call for free tuition is the latest demand from Reclaim Harvard Law School (Reclaim Harvard), a radical activist group that has organized a number of protests on the campus over the past few months as part of a self-described effort to promote greater diversity and inclusion at the school.

“These fees disproportionately burden students of color, not only by creating a barrier to attending [Harvard Law School], but also by constraining the career choices of those who do attend by saddling them with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt,” Reclaim Harvard wrote in the latest demand, according to the National Law Journal.

You can immediately see that this guest was 100% on the side of the anti-affirmative action crowd that Fox 'News' embraces. The organization he represents suddenly seemed very unusual. The group is not exactly who they pretend to be.

Image from: Freethinkmedia

Their site claims that they are just another group making independent movies, doing the 'Lord's Work' in a sense.

Our team is a mix of strategists, filmmakers and multimedia specialists. We’re united by our curiosity and passion for powerful communication. We love developing creative solutions that challenge the way people think and even change the way they look at the world.


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The group's biggest media extravaganza was the promotion and premier of the movie Honor Flight. The featured guest of the premier was none other than Bush 41, George H.W. Bush. This movie was about a massive organization to fly veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam to Washington DC to see their memorials. A nice cause, sounds innocuous.

Looking further into their repertoire, the partner mentioned first on the site, Chandler Tuttle, appeared on Fox News to promote Freethink's project called 2081. It's a Kurt Vonnegut short story about a dystopian future where everyone is equal (GASP!) thanks to a 'Handicapper General' who levels all playing fields in all aspects of society. Tuttle's film has John Stossel just cheering for the denouncement of the idea of equality.

You have to search on Tuttle's profile for the mention of the movie 2081. It is not listed as a primary 'work' of Freethink Media. The site focuses on the Honor Flight work and lists something the group did for watchmaker, Breitling.

Searching further for the work of the cleverly named group leads us to a project that they coordinated with Speaker Paul Ryan, who had them produce a film to introduce his "Path to Prosperity" budget plan. This was in 2011, just when the lovely TeaParty Congress started to destroy the country as fast as they could. Nothing could be more blatantly designed for and by the .01% than this Draconian piece of garbage budget.

Freethink's production and marketing chiefs, Clay Broga and Dan Hayes, were hired by Ryan and his benefactors to make a few short films that try to sell this god-awful budget to America and disguise it as something palatable. The filmmakers were tasked with trying to make a budge less snooze-inducing by using more creative graphics than just the typical charts and graphs. The Path to Prosperity, episode 1 here and episode 2 here, are deceptively titled to omit whom is on this alleged path to prosperity: the super wealthy.

Somehow, Fox 'News' finds the token African-American who is anti-affirmative action and agrees with his media bosses on all matters. Kmele Foster is director of distribution for a company that is essentially a propaganda tool of the right. Remember the name Freethink Media as they will continue to make the same right-slanted hype and disinformation that Fox 'News' creates every day.

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