Skip to comments.The cat’s officially out of the bag as Hollywood execs “out” their political bias on the record
Posted on 06/06/2011 6:20:41 PM PDT by Starman417
What fun! I get to play gossip entertainment news columnist on the Internet! Heaven knows, since the media's been great at blacking out real news, having more fun with the triple crown of sex scandals - Schwarzeneggar, Weinergate and John Edwards instead, I can't be too far out of the mainstream of what the public wants to read, right? I mean really... what possible value is there in covering the tanking US economy and growing dangers of the US foreign policy?
But hey, since we're off in LaLa land for tabloid news, I might as well add my two cents worth. And in this case, it's not much been a secret to anyone that Hollywood - and especially TV execs - are decidedly liberal. In fact, that may be the quintessential understatement of the century. But it does give one a grin when Hollywood finds themselves unwittingly on camera, spouting their various degrees of hatred for all things conservative. What's more, they weren't even tricked by underground, fledgling cyber journalists.
But as of today, the cat's out of the bag, and Hollywood's powerhouses have officially "outed themselves" as political tools to conservative columnist, Ben Shapiro, for his new book - "PrimeTime Propaganda". What may be the most humorous of all is that they were unaware of Shapiro's own conservative views while agreeing to be filmed.
Shapiro said the executives felt comfortable talking about politics with him because they assumed, incorrectly, that he is on the left.
Most of them didnt Google me. If they had, they would have realized where I am politically, he said. I played on their stereotypes. When I showed up for the interviews, I wore my Harvard Law baseball cap my name is Ben Shapiro and I attended Harvard, so theres a 98.7 percent chance Im a liberal. Except I happen not to be.
uh ahem... that'll teach them to be educated only by reading lib/prog rags.... Do you think any of them are feeling the fool? Well, some apparently are as Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors members, Lionel Chetwynd and Norman Powell, have quit because of the embarrassing remarks.
At the Hollywood Reporter's article linked above, Shapiro's already provided seven YouTube's of teaser soundbytes... a drop in the bucket of the arsenal he has in stock. It's a plethora of who's who names in the article, all with long running TV successes over decades. I'll let you just click and read, as it's magnificent to take it in all at once. Still, he's holding back some for more prime impact... such as the rant about Hannity for when he appears on Hannity's America. And those about Ann Coulter at the release of her next book. Still, there's enough leaked out at the onset here to titillate advance book sales... a sort of yin to Bernie Goldman's yang in his exposé book, "Arrogance".
But wait... life gets more interesting as Huffpo diva Arianna Huffington's megabucks merger between AOL and Huffington Post appears to be going down in flames.
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
The one I listened to was 95 seconds long, which included 35 seconds of intro junk, 30 seconds of substance, followed by 30 seconds of sign off, I'm not going to try any more.