Skip to comments.After CBS's Decision, Networks Face Many More
Posted on 10/26/2005 11:34:00 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake
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I agree with Medved. But movies aren't as advertiser driven as networks and newspapers. Once the advertising dollars leave, newspapers have no means of support.
Hollywood has managed to make enough money to stay solvent, even with their production of tripe. But you have to agree it's getting harder and harder for them to stay afloat.
Interesting, and also yields a not-so-obvious scenario I hadn't thought of before; can you say balkanized teevee? It's already here isn't it? And not just teevee; it's everywhere in the form of multiculturalism. Roll that around in your capable mind for a while to see what you come up with.
I think one of the big problems is that Hollywood has completely EXCLUDED ITSELF from ANY "conservative" themes.
Their insular existence, just like those of the NY and DC media contributes in large part. "Elitism" is a mental illness that might best be cured by schmoozing with the unwashed. But then they might end up like Petah Jennings on one of his man-on-the-street interviews with a Dallas Cowboys fan some years ago. In one of those rare UNchoreographed events, the Texan gave Petah a virtual shot in the chops. Wasn't pretty....for Petah. Doncha know they are REAL uncomfortable with the unenlightened, teeming masses? Loose cannons we are ;^)
So it is always stuck preaching to only half the choir.
Stuck on stupid(Thank you gen. Honore("That John Wayne dude"))
Interestingly, though, newspapers did not ORIGINATE as "advertiser-driven." Originally, they were political party organs, and as such were honest about their "news."