Skip to comments.Watch out, Hollywood: The Republicans are invading! (Barf alert: liberal blogger)
Posted on 08/08/2008 8:25:23 PM PDT by Publius804
Watch out, Hollywood: The Republicans are invading!
06:00 PM PT, Aug 7 2008
You may think of David Zucker as one of those uproarious Zucker brothers who made the "Airplane!" and "Naked Gun" movies. But Hollywood conservatives look upon Zucker as their Paul Revere, their Gen. George Patton, their Oliver North ... any uncompromising, right-thinking warrior type will do. In recent years, Zucker has become one of the most outspoken voices in showbiz conservative circles who believes that Hollywood is in "a new McCarthy era" because of its hostility to conservative views. He's also convinced that Democrats are weak, foreign-policy appeaseniks. As for Barack Obama, Zucker says: "Obama is not qualified to be president, and it'll be a disaster."
Having already made a series of agitprop videos mocking Madeleine Albright, pro-tax congressional Democrats and the Iraq Study Group, he's now graduated to a feature film spoofing liberals of all stripes and sizes. Called "An American Carol," it will hit theaters in October, released by Vivendi Entertainment's new feature film division. I tried to talk to Zucker myself via his PR people, but didn't get anywhere. However, the new issue of the right-leaning Weekly Standard has a fascinating profile of Zucker, examining his odyssey from ardent Barbara Boxer liberal to flame-throwing Dick Cheney conservative.
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Wow....usually they simply ignore conservatives as a strategy to keep them in the closet. The fact that more and more they are having to actually confront them publicly means that the iron curtain surrounding Hollyweird may be starting to crumble.
I'd like to know how Mr. Goldstein knows this. Has he talked to "Hollywood conservatives"? Has he read anything anywhere where "Hollywood conservatives" have said what he attributes to them? Or is he putting word in their mouths? Or . . .God forbid . . is he profiling them?
He also mentions "uncompromising:. Who is really more "uncompromising", liberals, or conservatives? Who is really open to debate, and who prefers to shout down, and censor, those who disagree with them?
Zucker isn’t even that conservative, in the traditional sense, he just does not want his family slaughtered by terrorists. The left especially out west has become so unhinged that this makes one a conservative these days!!
I cant wait to see it!
1. agitation and propaganda, esp. for the cause of communism.
2. (often initial capital letter) an agency or department, as of a government, that directs and coordinates agitation and propaganda.
3. Also, agÂ·itÂ·propÂ·ist. a person who is trained or takes part in such activities. Âadjective
4. of or pertaining to agitprop.
[Origin: 1930Â35; < Russ AgitprÃ³p, orig. for AgitatsiÃ³nno-propagandÃstskiÄ otdÃ©l Agitation Propaganda Section (of the Central Committee, or a local committee, of the Communist Party); subsequently the head of such a section, or in compound names of political education organs, as agitpropbrigÃ¡da, etc.]
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American Heritage Dictionary
Political propaganda, especially favoring communism and disseminated through literature, drama, art, or music: "It also is a conspiracy movie, agitprop against today's targets, big government and big business" (George F. Will).
Right wing agit prop. Is there anything DUmmyCRAPs don't know???
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