Michael Reagan’s Article About “The Butler”-Truth! & Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that contains an article allegedly written by Michael Reagan. The email said that this is Reagan’s review on the film called “The Butler” and at the end of the article there is a plea to forward it on to friends telling readers to boycott the film.
Michael Reagan wrote the article on August 22, 2013 for the conservative opinion site TownHall.com about the film called “The Butler” but the parts at the end about Jane Fonda’s role and the plea to forward the email to start a boycott of the film were not in Reagan’s article. Click here to read the original article.
The article is not really a review of the film but more of the author’s reaction as to how Hollywood took a real story about a real person, Eugene Allen, and twisted it into what Reagan called “a clichéd ‘message movie.’”
Reagan also pointed out that he was appalled as to how this film portrayed his adoptive father, President Ronald Reagan, as a racist because of his position on lifting sanctions on South Africa. The President’s decision, Michael Reagan wrote, was owing to “geopolitics of the Cold War,” not race as what he called “Hollywood’s creative propagandist” would have us believe.