The man whose story inspired “Sound of Freedom” is pushing back against critics in the media who are tying the hit film to the QAnon movement.
Tim Ballard, who is portrayed by actor Jim Caviezel in the movie as a former government agent who left his job to save children from sex traffickers in Colombia, told Fox News on Monday there is no justification to accuse the movie of being steeped in conspiracy theories associated with QAnon.
“I can’t explain, and neither can they,” Ballard said. “Every show I’ve seen, they just like to throw the word out, ‘QAnon.’ They make zero connection to the actual story. It’s very difficult to make that connection when it’s actually based on a true story.”
Tim Ballard shreds CNN for slandering Sound of Freedom as a “QAnon film.”
“It’s embarrassing and simply grotesque for this guy who knows nothing to start throwing out terms like Qanon and connecting it to a real story.” pic.twitter.com/d9WwhBc93y
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) July 10, 2023
Ballard asked, “where is the QAnon doctrine being spewed in the film and the script?”, and argued that he would know best because he was there for these events that can be confirmed by others.
“This is just some other agenda … who would want to get the backs or run interference for pedophiles and human traffickers? That’s the more important question in all this. Why would you want to lie to push an agenda whose goal is to have children be in captivity? It’s kind of sick,” he said.
Several left-leaning news outlets have published stories that made the QAnon association, including Rolling Stone and The Guardian.
The mainstream media are coordinating with each other to attempt to discredit Sound of Freedom because it exposes real life child trafficking.
These outlets want to hide the truth:
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) July 9, 2023
Ballard was asked to react specifically to a critique by author Mike Rothschild, who said during an appearance on CNN that the film “is looking at QAnon concepts of these child trafficking rings that are run by the high-level elites” and that people like Ballard and those who buy tickets to see the movie feel they are the only ones who can stop it.
NEW: CNN vocally opposes the release of ‘Sound of Freedom’, a movie exposing the reality of child sex trafficking, calling it a ‘QAnon’ film.
Imagine being upset about a movie exposing child sex trafficking and thinking you’re the good guys.
“These films are created out of… pic.twitter.com/ED0zMyEwZQ
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) July 8, 2023
“As that guy is talking — and he’s nobody’s hero by the way — I can’t imagine any kid looking at him thinking he’s going to help them out,” Ballard said. “But I think of the children that are really depicted in that film. I know what happened to them. Those children were the subjects of child rape videos. Those children were being sold for sex.”
Ballard, who noted that more than 100 individuals were rescued, added that it is “embarrassing and frankly, grotesque for this guy who knows nothing to start throwing out terms like QAnon and connecting it to a real story.”
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