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Former senator Chris Dodd is now head of the MPAA

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Mar 2011 15:37 User comments (13)

Former senator Chris Dodd is now head of the MPAA Former Senator Christopher Dodd has been appointed the new CEO of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America), years after the group began searching.
The studios behind the trade group had long fought over fighting a candidate but all seem very excited by the new appointment.

One studio boss even said, of Dodd: "He has great experience in government, is a leader and has real charisma."

Dodd became a senator for Connecticut in 1981 and remained in office until January of this year.

Despite his many years in politics, Dodd is likely best remembered for his failed presidential bid in 2008 and his call that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were "fundamentally strong" and "in good shape" just months before the government was forced to nationalize the companies in a deal that will likely cost taxpayers over $150 billion.

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12.3.2011 2:27

****ing sellout


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22.3.2011 2:50

Wow doesn't look like he has much longer.

32.3.2011 3:16

Well if the banks aren't going to be strong and fall over at least the movie companies will be with all the suing of P2P sharers money coming in.

42.3.2011 4:11

x.x This is going to be disastrous Government taking over even the Film Industry? Even I got to admit the Government has beyond too much power

52.3.2011 7:11

I almost asked myself how much worse the mpaa could get once...but I stopped myself because I didn't want to think of something as bad as this.

62.3.2011 12:49

the sadest point is that this clown is going to be incharge of what gets released to the media like fake scares about pirates you know after they download all the movies they are going to eat your children will be his next call to arms ... I mean really after the freddy and fanny reports being right on( they wernt) whos to question anything coming out of this bozos mouth....maybe he'll ask god to help you know he might after all it's hollywood.. you know te place where people like charlie sheen are being paid the most of all for being in a life like drama like his own... ( oh yeah he's even called charlie in this on maybe he wouldnt notice if someone made him rember a name like todd....lol

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72.3.2011 12:51

Recently made ex-politician hawking his 'influence' to a trade group which regularly attacks and acts against the interests of it's customers.
What a pathetic joke.

At least the UK puts a 2yr (sometimes longer) ban on politicans and civil servants doing this.....who knows what this guyy did for his position & doubtless huge paycheck before leaving office?

Can you say 'corrupt'?

83.3.2011 2:34

Originally posted by mystic:
the sadest point is that this clown is going to be incharge of what gets released to the media like fake scares about pirates you know after they download all the movies they are going to eat your children will be his next call to arms ... I mean really after the freddy and fanny reports being right on( they wernt) whos to question anything coming out of this bozos mouth....maybe he'll ask god to help you know he might after all it's hollywood.. you know te place where people like charlie sheen are being paid the most of all for being in a life like drama like his own... ( oh yeah he's even called charlie in this on maybe he wouldnt notice if someone made him rember a name like todd....lol
the media has always tryed to use scare tactics.they always trying to blame people for stuff.apparently being gay means you will get aids.using drugs means you will get hep C.Creeping over the speed limit will result in you getting smashed up in a car accident.Smoking means you will get cancer.downloading a movie or piracy is as bad as stealing an old ladys handbag or a car.

cant wait to see what other things they try to blame pirates for.

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93.3.2011 5:40

This video has a few of the other things they will blame pirates for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWPfcEOr2Yg

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103.3.2011 18:22

looks like some one needs some more fried chicken with biscuits and gravy >.>


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114.3.2011 14:30

This is really bad as you can bet that Dodd will use his connections in DC to influence laws and film ratings to benefit the MPAA’s means.

Now it they could hire Barney Frank they would be two up and we would be less one more idiot in the Congress.


125.3.2011 0:36

I hope that the people (we) will start getting their power together. Consumers need to make that move in order to bring an end to this corruption.
Don't look now. Here comes Barney Frank right "behind" him. Yes Mr-Movies you are right on.

1319.4.2012 11:24
KristenSuzanne
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As a former resident of Connecticut, I am surprised Mr. Dodd hasn't decided to take leave of the United States for his castle in Ireland. He may have to anyway, once the government is actually run by adults. He should be in an orange jump suit, as it is but we'll see. And after all people in Connecticut know he lives near the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, so let's get on that bandwagon everybody and encourage him. Oh, and by the way Hollywood has for decades been a leftist cheerleader for the Democrat Party, so it's hardly a surprise he would get a gig with this particular organization.

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