Ah, serendipity. On the same day the
Talk about the proof being in the pudding.
Of course it is no surprise to anyone that
The opening graphs of Bond's piece sum up the stilted ideological battlefield on which those rare Hollywood Republicans find themselves.
At a recent event for Republicans in
"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 percent Democrat versus 14 percent Republican. But being outnumbered is one thing, 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.
So you can't wear a pro-Sarah Palin pin to an audition and hope to get hired. But if you're a producer of an often-raunchy prime time animated series, like Fox's Family Guy, you can put a McCain/Palin pin on a character wearing a Nazi uniform. According to Nielsen Media Research, that is what 9.1 million viewers saw on the October 19 episode. H/t to Noel Shepherd at Newsbusters for bringing this despicable bit of bias to CMI's attention.
Imagine if a similar stunt were pulled but with an “Obama/Biden” button on the Nazi-wearing character. Don't you think such an outrageous tactic would be leading the cable newscasts and roundly condemned by the liberal pundits?
In the Hollywood Reporter article, Stone quoted blogger Andrew Klavan, an “accomplished novelist-screenwriter” and conservative who noted that like the movies
He may be hilarious, but with 86 percent of the message makers in
The Hollywood Reporter noted that some prominent conservatives are seeking to level the playing field, or at least shine a light on the extent of the problem. Andrew Breitbart, who runs the popular news aggregate site Breitbart.com, is starting a “Big Hollywood” blog on the site with “40 industry conservatives tasked with …highlighting liberal intolerance.” Breitbart told Stone, “There's an undeniably vicious attitude against those who dissent.
Stone, whether intentionally or not, reinforced that point by quoting liberal actor Eric Roberts, who said while he “wouldn't chastise” Sarah Palin supporters he'd “feel sorry” for them.