Does President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry really think the key to defeating ISIS is old, white Hollywood executives? Apparently so.
John Kerry posted this photo on his timeline yesterday:
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) February 17, 2016
More on the meeting from the Los Angeles Times:
The meeting — which included executives from NBCUniversal, Warner Bros., DreamWorks Animation, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Walt Disney Co. — was organized by Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman Jeff Shell.
Shell is chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, of which Kerry also is a board member. The independent federal agency oversees all U.S. civilian international media. Its worldwide networks include Voice of America, which could play a role in countering propaganda from Islamic State, said one person familiar with the meeting.
— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) February 17, 2016
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) February 17, 2016
Every current US govt CVE activity replicates what was tried many times since 9/11. Expecting different results. https://t.co/Ug0vDpIK73
— Micah Zenko (@MicahZenko) February 17, 2016
Waste, fraud, abuse. https://t.co/i0wsBVlq7O
— Bryan McGrath (@ConsWahoo) February 17, 2016
I'm already getting depressed by the prospect of movie studios taking ISIS advice from Kerry. https://t.co/lQz0KKrfAB
— Weddady (@weddady) February 17, 2016
— Saad (@SaadAbedine) February 17, 2016
Wow. Taking tone deaf to a whole new level. https://t.co/n6eDm5Lcqe
— Danielle Pletka (@dpletka) February 17, 2016
"Where can we get ideas to counter the Daesh narrative?"
"The Pentagon sir"
"The CIA, sir?"
— Ben Ullmann (@benullmann) February 17, 2016
And this is important to mention:
A lobbying meeting disguised as national security? Despicable.