Galloway,  Gaza,  Media

Georgie goes to Hollywood

Wasting no time ruminating or apologizing, former MP George Galloway is jetting off to La-La Land.

The Times reports:

George Galloway, the former Labour and Respect MP, whose 23 year tenure in the House of Commons ended last week, intends to launch a new career in Hollywood as a presenter of documentary films.

He plans to emulate Michael Moore, the American left-wing film-maker. His first project will be a movie about the plight of Palestinians in Gaza.

I don’t want to diminish the very real suffering of people in Gaza (the question of who is ultimately responsible for it is another matter), but documentaries about the situation there have become practically a cottage industry. Given his ideological blinders, I’m not sure what if anything new Galloway could bring to the subject.

The Scottish-born firebrand, who has long campaigned for the creation of a Palestinian state, said he will be flying to Los Angeles this week to secure studio backing for his venture.

The former Labour MP for Glasgow Kelvin, said he had lined up meetings with movie executives and hoped to raise £2m to £4m for the project.

Harry’s Place readers may recall that two years ago, Galloway visited Gulf states money men to plead for funds for a similar project. Apparently he came away empty-handed. Before that he tried to obtain money from Hugo Chavez for an Internet-based TV station, with the same result.

In neither of those instances can Zionist control of the media be blamed.

“In 2005 I got quite friendly with Sean Penn and Warren Beatty. I’m going to go and see them, I hope, and several other film people on the production and directorial side,” he said.

“I’ve got a potential director — he’s quite famous — me, as a known person in the United States, Britain and throughout the Arab world, and we’ve got the story.”

Yeah, yeah. Warren Beatty, in fact, attended a 60th anniversary celebration for Israel a couple of years ago, so I’m not sure how much cash that someone with such a visceral hatred for the country can expect to get out of him.

Despite his Hollywood ambitions, Galloway, who lost to Labour in London’s Poplar and Limehouse, said he hoped to return to the green benches of the House of Commons.

“I was very disappointed. It’s quite a wrench, especially with a hung parliament — that would have been a very interesting thing to be involved with.”

Anyone willing to give me odds that Galloway will ever return to the House of Commons without a visitor’s pass?

Update: While on the West Coast, Galloway will appear at an an “Al-Nakba Campaign” event in Sacramento with Alison Weir of “Israeli organ harvesting” fame.

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