The conservative media watchdog group shot the opening volley at Sutter shortly after the school shooting that opened the third act of his long-running FX series aired. PTC president Tim Winter criticized Sutter of insensitivity to the parents of real school shooting victims, and seemed to imply that FX should be a premium channel if its going to air such offensive content.
Sutter gently rebutted that he’s simply trying to tell a story, and that the scene has a larger implication on the overall narrative. “I would imagine these are not evil people,” Sutter said of the PTC’s protest. “But they are just not very intuitive or intelligent individuals.”
The second volley was shot by PTC founder Brent Bozell. He wrote a piece last week criticizing both FX and Sutter for “milk[ing] a fictional Catholic school shooting for commercial gain,” among other things, and particularly lambasting Hollywood for their “hypocrisy” and “amnesia” regarding recent tragedies like Newtown. You can read Bozell’s piece here.
In response to that, Sutter pretty much ripped the kid gloves off. In an open letter to Bozell and the PTC, Sutter deemed the conservative organization a “hate group” with “no real interest in the betterment of children,” and closed by calling Bozell a “pathetic f*cking douchebag.”
Here’s his full NSFW letter:
Dear Mr. Bozell,
Yes, I often make a fool of myself, that’s the risk one takes for being outspoken and passionate about one’s creative freedom. And no, I don’t think everyone I meet is an idiot, that wouldn’t make sense. I do however think you are an idiot and your not-for-progress organization, idiotic.
Anyone with half-a-cup of brain cells can filter out the noise of your conservative bellowing and hear the truth – it’s all about your own political agenda. You are desperately trying to create a lobby that matters. But you cannot. And it fucking kills you that after all these years, you and your hate club are still flaccid and impotent. And the reasons, sir, are quite obvious. You are not very bright, your message is archaic and loving parents can innately sense that the PTC has no heart and no real interest in the betterment of children.
You reek of McCarthyism and holy water. And right-minded folks can smell you coming a mile away.
So keep holding your non-attended press conferences and writing your little Fox blogs. Because with every post you solidify your true message: I’m just an angry white guy with an exclusionary plan, using fear and god to spread a gospel of ignorance.
And just so you have something to quote from this, to work up the four other members, tell them that the tattoo-covered, liberal freak who writes that baby-killing, urine dunking show, said this: “You’re a pathetic fucking douchebag and I bet your own kids fucking hate you.”
What do you think of Kurt Sutter’s response to the PTC?
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