Walter Mencken 10:06 a.m., Feb. 6
2016: Obama's America: Who's the Target Audience?
Well, let's see if we can get any hints from the trailers they showed before the film. Not the Glenn Beck thing with Fathom - that's a no-brainer. No, let's think mainstream releases.
First up: Chasing Mavericks. Okay, this one isn't totally obvious, but it is a heartwarming tale of a father-son style relationship between handsome white dudes.
Second: Trouble with the Curve. Clint Eastwood, old white dude, dealing with the dying of the light and trying to patch things up with his daughter. Plus, America's pastime!
Third: Taken 2. Bad, bad Middle-Eastern types seek revenge on older white dude Liam Neeson after he killed a bunch of them (in the first Taken) for stealing his daughter and trying to turn her into a sex slave. So this time, they steal his daughter and his wife. And so he's got to kill them again.
Fourth: Lawless. Remember when gangsters were white dudes? And remember when the only illegal drug they dealt in was good old-fashioned hooch? And remember when girls wore long skirts and sweaters? Man, those were the days.