Tina Fey & “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”: Clueless In Afghanistan

Addendum: ParamountUK has just sent out a  promotional tweet for “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”: “War journalism has never been this fun.”

The goddamn gall of these people. Meanwhile a record number of civilians died last year in Afghanistan’s war.

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We just saw the theatre trailer for the new Tina Fey self-actualization film “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” and jaws dropped.

Apparently Tina Fey is so self-satisfied with herself she sees nothing wrong with setting a comedy about a woman finding her place professionally in the midst of the ongoing horrors of war taking place in Afghanistan.

Yes, if you can believe it, we are supposed to laugh in the trailer as a Humvee full of soldiers is blown up.

We’ve not heard one word among critics about how Fey has been slumming and slacking in the comedy world for far too long. “Sisters,” anyone?

How many decades has Fey gotten by with a lame joke followed by a lame smirk.

That’s not comedy. That’s just plain lazy.

It wasn’t funny back when Chevy Chase was doing it 40 years ago on SNL and it’s not funny now. Fey has gotten a pass for too long.

And now the ubiquitous Fey thinks she’s going to squeeze dollars out of audiences by getting laughs out of Afghanistan’s tragedies?

Let’s see how “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is going to play to audiences in Kabul.

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