Peter Jackson emails admit Actors Boycott WOULD NOT force The Hobbit overseas
Sir Peter: Actors no threat to Hobbit
Sir Peter Jackson told the Government he did not believe an international actors' boycott would force The Hobbit overseas, emails show.
The message, sent to the office of Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee on October 18, is in stark contrast to comments the film-maker made earlier in the month.
Well, well, well - what do we have here?
Remember when I said that this entire bullshit regarding the actors union was actually a manufactured crises so that Warner Bros could screw us over for MORE money and remember how so many NZers bought into it, remember how the right wing screamed its the actors union and the mainstream media were so anti-union you would need to go back to the 1950s to find a similar level of hysteria?
Remember all that?
Yeah well new emails released under the Official Information Act show Jackson told the Government that the boycott WOULD NOT send the Hobbit overseas which is in total contrast with what he was foaming to the public.
Where the fuck is sleazy little anti-union bashing Russell Brown now huh?
And who loses? Robyn Malcolm and Helen Kelly get denigrated for nothing more than asking for their basic human right of collective bargaining and of course the 26 000 Union protestors who marched on the Monday before the manufactured crises in the largest labour protests in a bloody decade, they lose as well.
You got played NZ, you got played by Peter Jackson who wanted his precious, you got played by Warners Bros who used this as an excuse to increase their taxpayer subsidy, you got played by a mainstream media who turned on the unions and you got played by a Prime Minister who saw this as a chance for political gain by being as divisive with the Unions over The Hobbit as Robert Muldoon was with ant-aparthied protestors over rugby.
And you fell for it, NZ - Jesus Christ my fellow NZers are easy to manipulate at times, you just know the Warners Bros Executives flying home in their jet laughed long and hard at how easy it was to take money from us, you know they must refer to us as 'shire folk'.
I'm embarrassed by how easily led my fellow NZers are sometimes.