Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Oh, and Mel Gibson is such a pillar of admiration! Just the perfect example of a conservative right?

Wrong. Fail. Oh the poor celebs. I am so sorry that they are bullied if they are conservative 'Pubs. I am so sorry that they are suffering such a tragedy! Why don't they throw some cash at the problem as the 'Pubs always seem to do and fix it? Please. Boo-effing-hoo. Give me a break. Call me one of these said bullies, but I think that most 'Pubs have this same pattern. They are too busy caring about what others think. Celebs of all people to "care" what people think about them? SINCE WHEN. OH, and Paul Bond, try to use a better example (Mel Gibson) for your woes. Thanks. Republicans in biz feel stifled, bullied-Conservatives claim their politics can have consequences
By Paul Bond Oct 19, 2008, 10:00 PM ET Updated: Oct 20, 2008, 04:39 PM ET At a recent event for Republicans in Hollywood, an actress was asked whether she had ever worn her pro-Sarah Palin pin to an audition. "You must be joking!" she said with a laugh, adding, "But I see Obama stuff all the time." It's no secret that the entertainment industry is overwhelmingly liberal -- political donations this presidential cycle from the movie, TV and music industries recently were running about 86% Democrat versus 14% Republican. But being outnumbered is one thing, but being bullied by your liberal co-workers into keeping your opinions to yourself is quite another. Is that what's going on? Yes, say many of the industry's conservatives. That's why secret organizations with such names as "SpeakEasy" and "The Sunday Night Club" spring up every so often. They're not conservative per se, they just let it be known that attendees of their gatherings may freely discuss politics without being chastised for not toeing the liberal line. "Are you kidding me? Of course it's true," Kelsey Grammer said when asked whether the town is hostile to conservatives. "I wish Hollywood was a two-party town, but it's not." Grammer said he knows of a makeup trailer that sported a sign warning Republicans to keep out and of U.S. war veterans who keep their backgrounds a secret from their Hollywood co-workers because they hear them belittle the military. He even said that, earlier in his career, his job was threatened by a prominent sitcom director who demanded he donate money to Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate campaign. To keep his job, he gave $10,000 to Boxer and the Democrats. Nowadays, Grammer is a bankable actor who is unafraid to speak his mind. His advice to less established industry players, though, is to shut up about politics -- "unless you think the way you are supposed to think," and that means liberal. Unlike Grammer, most Hollywood conservatives appear to be of the closeted variety. "I know every liberal at work and don't know any conservatives because they never speak up," a longtime executive at Warner Bros. said. However, there are many who are trying to make Hollywood more accommodating to political diversity. Andrew Breitbart is one. At his Breitbart.com, he's launching a "Big Hollywood" blog with 40 industry conservatives tasked with -- among other things -- highlighting liberal intolerance. "There's an undeniably vicious attitude against those who dissent," Breitbart said. "Hollywood is the most predictable place on the planet, not exclusively because of politics but because of narrow-mindedness." Breitbart maintains that liberals have pushed conservatives too hard in Hollywood and that Americans have noticed. His intent is "to stop the bullying." One "Big Hollywood" blogger is Andrew Klavan, an accomplished novelist-screenwriter who made a splash with a Wall Street Journal article comparing Batman and the "The Dark Knight" to President Bush and the war on terror. "It's not easy being different," he said. "The liberals aren't all that liberal. We think they're wrong, but they think we're evil, and they behave like it." Klavan said a producer, worried that Klavan's political reputation had become common knowledge, asked recently whether he could pitch something Klavan wrote but under an assumed name. Klavan declined. "I don't want to be the Dalton Trumbo of the right," he said. If you lean right, pitch to those who are sympathetic, or at least tolerant of conservative viewpoints, Klavan said. Mel Gibson, Jerry Bruckheimer and Joel Surnow come to mind. Klavan also said liberalism seeps into too much Hollywood content nowadays and offers as proof the several anti-Iraq war movies that have been boxoffice bombs. "These aren't even movies about the war on terror," he said. "They're Vietnam War movies, made by people who sit around at Skybar discussing their pacifist world view." TV also is too one-sided, he said. "They don't even make fun of Barack Obama," he noted. "How is that possible? The guy's hilarious." (more on link above)
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1 comment:

Stacy said...

Okay so shoot me, but I like Mel. He makes good movies!! *Ducks for cover* I do hate though when Hollywood puts their 2 cents in. Just shut up and act! I know, they're people too and have the right to state their opinions but do us all a favor & DON'T!!