Monday, December 3, 2012

Hollywood Stays in Campaign Mode

Samuel Goldwyn had the following famed advice for filmmakers: “Pictures are for entertainment. Messages should be delivered by Western Union.” Today’s Hollywood is apparently choosing to ignore the renowned studio mogul’s words and are instead opting to keep the election campaign going, just as the celebrity-in-chief continues to do.

The truth is that for decades, liberals in Hollywood have been shoehorning distinctively radical messaging into various forms of entertainment product. Left-wing messages were embedded in a blacklist subplot of the movie “The Way We Were” (1973), which featured Barbra Streisand as the local communist.

Streisand, who has now been paired with actor Seth Rogen in the upcoming comedy “The Guilt Trip,” recently opined in an Internet column that Sen. John McCain was “fueling the flames of a supposed cover-up by the White House, Secretary of State and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.” Streisand stated that “there is no evidence to support that a cover-up occurred” and further suggested that “all Senator McCain wants to talk about is Benghazi and he is relentless in his questioning of ‘what the President knew and when did he know it.’” [more...]

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