Hollywood's relentless vilification of Arabs. Exceeded only by its bigoted stereotyping of marijuana users. Even if you think you already know about it, this flick really brings it home. Tinsel Town has a reuptation of stereotyping criminals as anyone without an advocacy group retaining a good civil rights lawyer. But this xenophobia campaign against the very people Israel seeks to displace on the map, raises the question whether there is any truth to the prejudice about Jewish people controlling the movie and TV business.
Indeed the Arabs agreed to establish the dollar as world currency by accepting only dollars for their oil. They also agreed to invest their profits in the US. This is good because we don't want them spending their money elsewhere. As anyone with a 401K or similar retiremant plan knows, being an investor in something does not mean you actually control it, or are immune from bad management of your investment by the (supposedly zionist) bankers who decide where it gets invested. The money may be Arab but the studio is still obviously run by the same people who ran it before.
"Hollywood's Reel Bad Arabs: Problems and Prospects" by Dr. Jack Shaheen. Professor Jack Shaheen is an internationally acclaimed author and media critic. An Oxford Research Scholar and former CBS news consultant on Middle East Affairs, Shaheen's lectures and writings illustrate that damaging racial and ethnic stereotypes of Asians, blacks, Native Americans and others injure innocent people.
Dr. Shaheen is the recipient of two Fulbright teaching awards and holds degrees from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Missouri. He is the author of five books: Nuclear War Films, Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture, The TV Arab, the award-winning book and film Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, and most recently, Guilty:
Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs after 9/11. Professor Shaheen has given over 1,000 lectures all over the US and in three continents. He has numerous publications in journals and he is the recipient of several awards. This lecture was sponsored by The University of Beirut's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR).