The Daily Beast reported that Sony studio head Amy Pascal wants one of my favorite actor’s, Idris Elba (Luther, The Wire) to star as 007.

This was too much for RushBo to handle.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh complained on Tuesday about the prospect of Luther and The Wire star Idris Elba playing superspy James Bond in a movie, Media Matters reported.

“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming,” Limbaugh said. “He was white and Scottish, period. That is who James Bond is.”

…I guess I missed the part where Rush Limbaugh acquired, directly or otherwise, copyright, trademark and/or any other ownership of intellectual property rights to anything – much less the character of James Bond 007 – from the estate of the late Ian Fleming or any of its successors-in-interest.

Is Rush Limbaugh saying that society owns the right to maintain James Bond’s Scottish whiteness?

That sounds a lot like socialism, wouldn’tcha say?

Well, Rush, if that’s too complicated to answer on your own, how about asking the English (and political conservative, BTW) Roger Moore?  Or Australian George Lazenby?  Or the English-American Timothy Dalton?  Or the Irish Pierce Brosnan?  Or the (ghost of the) American Barry Nelson?


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  1. There were 7 James Bond’s in the original Casino Royale – inuding several woman – one of whom was German (Ursula Andress), English & Jewish Peter Sellers – and Jewish American Woody Allen. I haven’t checked the nationalities of the rest.

    The ending scene – when they’re all dead has a ditty of 7 James Bonds at Casino Royale -6 going to heaven – but one (Woody – the villain) going somewhere very hot. Cute film.

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