If you were worried that the FBI, Congress, and the U.S. intelligence agencies would not be up to the task of investigating Russia’s involvement in our elections last year, you can breathe a sigh of relief today. Because if there’s anything that these seasoned investigators miss, Hollywood celebrities like Rob “Meathead” Reiner will be there to pick up the slack.
Reiner announced on Tuesday that he was forming the Committee to Investigate Russia, a private group of actors, directors, media personalities, and plain-old Left Coast liberals who will be using their contacts and search engines to do the hard-nosed gumshoe work that our finest agents cannot do. Reiner, who has directed such films as “The Princess Bride” and “This is Spinal Tap,” is apparently quite serious about the committee and quite optimistic about what they might turn up over the course of their investigation.
“Using hacking, Twitter armies, and fake news, the Kremlin engaged in an aggressive effort to subvert the American democratic process,” the group states on their website. It will be up to them – a “nonprofit, non-partisan resource” – to help Americans understand what Russia did to the U.S. and how their efforts have hurt democracy in this country.
The group has managed to co-opt the help of people we previously hoped might know better – men like Morgan Freeman, who filmed a video soberly intoning the important work the group has convened to do.
“We have been attacked,” Freeman says in the video. “We are at war. Imagine this movie script: A former KGB spy, angry at the collapse of his motherland, plots a course for revenge. Taking advantage of the chaos, he works his way up through the ranks of a post-Soviet Russia, and becomes president. He establishes an authoritarian regime — then he sets his sights on his sworn enemy, the United States.”
Really sends a chill down your spine, does it not?
We’re certain that this is more of a publicity stunt than anything else, but it’s just remarkable how much arrogance there is in the air out in Hollywood. These liberal elitists are so DAMN ANGRY that their gal didn’t win the election – that the BRUTE won instead – that they’re going to now pretend to go full Columbo on the matter and restore American democracy. It would be really sad if it weren’t so goddamn hilarious.