Well, it looks like that particular cover article, like wars in Iraq and Presidents named Bush, are ideas so nice that NR's editors thought they should be done twice. And so, hot on the heels of the magazine's much-mocked list of the best conservative rock songs, there's been an long-awaited update to that ancient feature. Jesse at Pandagon has a good take on the silliness, and I think that I've gotten a handle on the criteria that would make a perfect conservative movie:
- Have a character who grows and/or accomplishes things.
- Be based on a fantasy novel.
- Take place in a dystopian future.
- Have the bravery to criticize such sacred cows as Michael Moore and Sean Penn.
- Be a war movie about heroic revolutionaries.
- Be a war movie that puts a positive spin on Vietnam.
- Celebrate vigilantism.
- Star Clint Eastwood.
- End with bad guys getting punished.
I must say, I'm glad I don't rely on the media I consume to reinforce my political beliefs. It's nice being able to watch a film, read a book, or listen to a song without wondering, "If these words, sounds, and images were granted suffrage, which candidates would they support?"