Yes, ‘Captain America’ Villains Were Inspired by President Obama

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    interesting, trying to find out more about it.
     
  2. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Keep in mind that all political thrillers in general are inspired by the events of their time.

    The fact that Obama politics are in Winter Soldier shouldn't be remotely shocking since the film makers said it was intended to be like the techno thrillers from the 70's when there was a great deal of concern about abuse of power and corruption.
     
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Poppycock.

    Next thing you know, someone's going to claim the movie "All the President's Men" was based on real events.
     
  4. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, but any student of history will recognize that Obama's politics are based on concepts and ideas that were generated long before they were attributed to him.

    Orwell, 1984... anyone?

    What's that old quote about there being nothing new, under the sun...
     
  6. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Captain America comics were far far before this movie.
     
  7. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Errr... the article says that it was inspired by his politics. Nothing indicates it was about him personally.
     
  8. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    my title is word for word the articles title.
     
  9. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Fun fact, many headlines/titles in news articles are not written by the person writing the article itself. Editors (I think) write the headlines to draw attention to the reader and doesn’t always have to correspond with the content.

    We have more than enough evidence where the headline doesn’t match up with the body. Moral - take the headline with a grain of salt and assume that it was written by someone else.
     
  10. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    More specifically, this is done by copy editors and page designers. Often a reporter will suggest a hed, but the copy desk is liable to change it, and a page designer may alter it as well because of space and column inches.

    Online editors may also futz with the hed to better beguile Google's algorithms.

    It's a wilco tango foxtrot for reporters when this happens and it's often the fault of a copy editor who tried to parse an ugly lede and failed.
     
  11. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    And that article's title was a click bait title, as was yours then.
     

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