On Tuesday, Hollywood celebrities released a teaser video defending alleged traitorous soldier Private Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking classified documents to Julian Assange of Wikileaks.
“I am Bradley Manning,” the celebrities proclaim. The video stars Oliver Stone, Russell Brand, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Moby, Wallace Shawn – and even some leftist journalists like Matt Taibbi, Phil Donahue, and Chris Hedges.
“It’s very hard for a lower-level soldier to turn on his officers and say, ‘There was a war crime here,'” says Stone, a Fidel Castro sympathizer, to the camera.
Then the various actors read, quick cut style, “If you saw incredible things, awful things, things that belonged in the public domain and not in some server stored in some dark room in Washington, D.C., what would you do? What would you do?”
Tom Morello finishes: “If you know nothing about Bradley Manning, you should find out, and then you should help me bust him out of jail.”
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).