Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, CNN and The Guardian all condemned the box office hit, which is based on true events, as a baseless conspiracy born out of the Q Anon movement.
Rolling Stone claimed the film was “designed to appeal to the conscience of a conspiracy-addled boomer.”
WaPo accused the “low-budget” film’s star, Jim Caveizel, who plays former DHS agent and child rescuer Tim Ballard, of “embracing Q Anon,” while the Guardian called it a “paranoid Q-adjacent thriller.”
CNN claimed the drama injected “Q Anon concepts” like child trafficking to induce a “moral panic.”
On The Sound of Freedom, CNN says child sex trafficking is real, but "these films are created out of moral panics… it specifically is looking at QAnon concepts of these child trafficking rings." Do you want more QAnon because this is how you get more QAnon. pic.twitter.com/IsIRWVp1X3
— Alex Christy (@alexchristy17) July 8, 2023
Why left is appearing to seethe so badly over the true story laid out in Sound of Freedom that exposes the multi-billion child trafficking trade?
Many on social media called out these news networks’ bad-faith reporting in response, with some noting how they took on the opposite tone for the questionable Netflix movie “Cuties” in 2020, which is about a pre-teen girl who starts a “twerking dance squad” in defiance of her parents.
Do you see? pic.twitter.com/B0DlhXH5wG
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 7, 2023
Look at how they talk about Sound of Freedom vs. Cuties
One movie is about ending child trafficking and the other sexualizes kids
The media is the enemy of the people pic.twitter.com/0iHfPNWXct
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) July 8, 2023
Publications like the @RollingStone represents the mainstream media and narrative that aggressively sexualizes children. From lowering the age of consent to the Transgender social contagion to porn in schools, these organizations follow the same marching orders.
In September,… pic.twitter.com/KHMyoZAtoR
— Courage Is A Habit (@CourageHabit) July 8, 2023
The attacks on ‘Sound of Freedom’ tell you everything you need to know about the people & publications pushing these narratives. They do not reflect the views of the vast majority of decent people everywhere & for too long they have had information dominance which has enabled a… https://t.co/eAIgOKA72r
— Lara Logan (@laralogan) July 8, 2023
So, there are some very sick people attacking Sound of Freedom as a “Qanon” conspiracy. Must be pedos. Here is a clip of the actual events reenacted in the film. Tim Ballard is a hero. pic.twitter.com/g3fQjeo8up
— Lori Mills (@LoriMills4CA42) July 7, 2023
The media has received instructions to denigrate the film "Sound of Freedom".
Why would they be attacking a film about the global child-trafficking trade?
An actual journalist would want to expose this horror.
— Lawrence Hakiwai (Father/of two) (@SonofOmahu) July 8, 2023
The estimated number of children trafficked around the world is 5.5 million. Yet The Guardian resorts to lazy derogatory tropes such as “QAnon-adjacent” and “paranoid” in their review of Sound of Freedom. pic.twitter.com/uCQh4HVrtY
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) July 8, 2023
Sound of Freedom producer Eduardo Verástegui warned on Fox News that the establishment is “trying to take this movie away from theaters” because it aims to expose the $150-billion-a-year child trafficking industry.
“I’m just so grateful that people are showing up in theaters. I mean, we have, we have a goal of 2 million people in theaters for 2 million children that will be traffic this year. And we’re very close to, to get to that goal,” he said.
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 7, 2023
“And this is amazing. And it’s important because if we succeed in the in theaters, then the media is going to talk about this problem. People will not know about this, because there’s a lot of people they don’t know that this is real. They think that this is too far from them. It’s happening next door behind your house. And the more people if more people know about this problem.”
Sound of Freedom greatly outperformed box office expectations, hitting over $14 million on its July 4th opening alone.
Jim Caviezel gives EMOTIONAL Interview as 'Sound of Freedom' BEATS Indiana Jones: “We are not Disney’s film, We are the people’s film. Can we love God’s children more than we fear evil.. that’s the challenge here.. Americans are up to it. God’s children are no longer for sale” pic.twitter.com/ecVrSfjVrZ
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 6, 2023
Notably, Disney had purchased the rights to Sound of Freedom in 2018 but shelved the release, leading some to speculate that decision was not coincidental.
🔥 Sound of Freedom was originally produced in 2018. DISNEY bought & SHELVED #SoundOfFreedom refusing to release it. 🧐 Why wouldn’t Disney want us to see human trafficked children saved? It took @AngelStudiosInc & @ElonMusk to get this movie to the public. GOD’S CHILDREN ARE NOT… pic.twitter.com/1N1SX7w5aj
— ♥️ Joy Reborn ♥️ (@RedRising11) July 2, 2023
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 6, 2023
Be sure to catch Sound of Freedom in a theater near you!
**By Jamie White