‘RED 2’ Starring: Obama? Is Glib Use Of NSA Speech Marketing Or Manipulation? (VIDEO)

The politics of the issue is serious. Its glib use in RED 2 media is crass... akin to using footage of bin Laden in a 'fun' commercial for shaving products. Image @ JobLo

The politics of the issue is serious. Its glib use in RED 2 media is crass… akin to using footage of bin Laden in a ‘fun’ commercial for shaving products. Image @ JobLo

Is it clever marketing with a sly propagandist touch or an inappropriate use of a current scandal for the glib promotion of a glib film? Whatever it is, it’s gotten people talking and that, clearly, is what the producers had in mind. The latest promotional spot for the upcoming movie, RED 2, starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Catherine Zeta-Jones, has been intercut with a speech President Obama gave recently in response to questions about the NSA leaks made by Edward Snowden, and the way the words are juxtaposed against the film footage creates the impression that the President’s veracity is in question.