Look at footage or photos from just about any protest gathering of left-wing radicals – from the anti-Iraq War rallies to the Occupy movement – and chances are you’ll see it: a tee shirt or a sign scrawled with “Free Mumia.”
Since his 1982 conviction for the murder of
Many still do. Liberal Hollywood and the media are notorious for opposing capital punishment, and with their support Mumia cheated death and now serves a life sentence. Prosecutors, frustrated by his endless appeals, recently gave up seeking the death penalty. Nevertheless, the George Soros-funded Alternet ran an article in January complaining that the killer’s continued stint in solitary confinement is a result of the government conspiring to silence Mumia.
And lefty filmmaker Stephen Vittoria now plans to chronicle Mumia’s life and actions in his new documentary “Long Distance Revolutionary,” which is set to be released in 2012
“When there was a specter of capital punishment and threat of execution, that’s what spiked the news media’s interest in Mumia’s case,” Flynn said.
According to Flynn’s report Mumia is intensely admired by the left who believe him to be a “martyr for his cause,” and because of their constant spotlight he became death row’s most famous inhabitant. Other lefty extremists labeled Mumia “the Nelson Mandela of the
“Long Distance Revolutionary” has the
Other high-profile lefties are on board.
Unsurprisingly, film writer Tariq Ali added himself to Mumia’s rag-tag bunch of followers. Ali previously collaborated with Oliver Stone on a documentary about “warmhearted” dictator, Hugo Chavez.
And what wrong-headed liberal cause would be complete without Susan Sarandon? The actress lavished praise on Mumia’s campaign while simultaneously defaming the pope, a man she said is a "Nazi."
Incidentally, there’s another recent documentary called “The Barrel of a Gun” examined the case and determined that Mumia had killed Faulkner in a pre-meditated act. Funny, but deep-pocketed liberal celebrities haven’t fawned over that film.