Skip to comments.THE AMC PROJECT: RATED R: REPUBLICANS IN HOLLYWOOD
Posted on 09/02/2004 12:39:07 PM PDT by BattleFlag
Deserved or not, Hollywood has a left-wing reputation. But could Hollywood be more conservative than we think? This is the question award-winning documentary filmmaker and former Democratic speechwriter Jesse Moss tries to answer in this special AMC Project. He examines recent phenomena, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger's election to California's highest office, Mel Gibson's unapologetically Christian hit The Passion of The Christ, and the debates over "patriotism" spawned by the war in Iraq. Tune in and find out if Hollywood is primed for a right-wing resurgence. Tuesday, September 14 at 10PM ET/PT.
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AMC has turned to crap ever since they stuck ads in the middle of the movies!
If you are making a claim about the general, broad pattern of something, such as "the media tilts left", then a lefty can debunk that claim by finding 1, 2, 3, ... up to, oh, let's say, at most, 7 counterexamples. A finite number of counterexamples is always enough to disprove a conservative's claim of general tilt.
For example they can say "Fox News" and often that's enough. Or they can point to some column published in a Laramie, Wyoming newspaper. This counter-argument concludes by smirking and saying "see! what liberal media?" A convenient shorthand is to link to one non-liberal-tilted column/story, or even just a story that contains negative news about a Democrat, and say "here's an example of the So-Called Liberal Media". They've even abbreviated it (SCLM) which is very clever.
For example, what follows constitutes a valid lefty counter-argument to the notion that the media tilts liberal:
"Here's the SCLM in action folks!!"
And that's that. For the master at this kind of "argument", I highly recommend the web-log of Oliver Willis, who seems to specialize in it. For example (I'm not making this up!) I just checked over there and here's his latest post, in its entirety:
Submitted by Oliver Willis on Thu, 09/02/2004 - 3:35pm.
Bush's war-on-terror flip received far less coverage than Heinz Kerry's "shove it" comment
(The original contribution of the author, Oliver Willis, to this post, of course, is "*Sigh*".)
So, I assume the same rules will apply here for the Hollywood case: the general claim "Hollywood leans left" can be refuted simply by listing some (a finite # of) people in Hollywood who don't. Since they can point to Schwarzenegger, Gibson, Bruce Willis, Kurt Russell, James Woods, Bo Derek, and (well I'm running out of names off the top of my head) a few more examples of known Hollywood folks who aren't out and out lefties, that will be enough to disprove the whole notion.
I'm just telling you this so you can be prepared.
Like the hit piece that Bravo did on Mel Gibson? I'm just grateful that more conservatives are "coming out" in Hollywood.
Are they a "protected class" now, like gays?
LOL..they should be!
LOL. Meant 1994.
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