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1/19/2015

Hollywood Liberals: We Are Sooo Not Polarizing Like Those Right-Wingers!

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:25 am



[guest post by Dana]

Hollywood: That self-touting bastion of open-minded inclusiveness, anti-bigotry, and a haven where individuality and bucking the system is ardently revered. Except when it’s not. And when it’s not, of course, is when it’s conservatives we’re talking about. Then the calculus changes and all bets are off.

The Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors, founded by Norman Lear and Aaron Spelling, annually honors one member from each major political party with the American Spirit Award. This year’s honorees are Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Ted Cruz.

However, in what is certainly not representative of the American spirit, there is a call to reconsider the selection of Cruz. Do you even need to ask why? In a display of self-parody, fear and ignorance, the more liberal members of the group are threatening to take their ball and go home because Cruz:

Some Caucus members said they consider Cruz to be overly “polarizing” and too much a “right-winger,” so he should therefore be excluded from consideration for a Spirit award.

Of course, they cannot see how narrow-minded and small they are.

Fortunately, there are individuals who choose to think for themselves:

“Censorship is very much in the news today, and there’s a great debate in this country about our future. Why would anyone want to listen to only one side?” asked one insider who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “Would someone please explain what the senator from Texas has done that merits his exclusion in Hollywood?”

Also:

Countered another member: “He’s the kind of person Hollywood should admire. Princeton graduate. Harvard law degree. Supreme Court clerk. Legitimate candidate for president. What’s this town scared of?”

And while we’re discussing Hollywood, reaction to Clint Eastwood’s film about Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, American Sniper is causing a massive case of the vapors as well. Obviously, though, Hollywood is not representative of the population at large given that the film is breaking records and topping U.S. box office numbers since opening in limited release in December.

–Dana

29 Responses to “Hollywood Liberals: We Are Sooo Not Polarizing Like Those Right-Wingers!”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (8e74ce)

  2. They are all so incredibly brave, outspoken, and, well, so very anonymous.

    Gazzer (c44509)

  3. Hollywood has also done a good job of erasing Jews from the Civil Rights movement. The rabbi who walked next to MLK in Selma was erased from the movie version of the march.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  4. Listen. they erased the truth about LBJ, too.

    They have be clear on who are the enemies.

    Sammy Finkelman (e806a6)

  5. From the blog by a Jewish and Republican Hollywood screenwriter:

    http://www.seraphicpress.com/the-movie-selma-judenrein/#more-23656

    Sammy Finkelman (e806a6)

  6. I think there’s something evil about the people who made that movie.

    Sammy Finkelman (e806a6)

  7. Hellooooo! Jerry effen Brown?!!!! It is to laugh.

    elissa (65cb15)

  8. Same link, Sammy.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  9. I’m not sure why the Caucus even selects a member from the Republican party to bestow their award upon. I went through the website and couldn’t find an explanation. Is it to give an appearance of open-mindedness or just throwing a bone? If it’s the former, does anyone really think they are? And if the latter, then throw the bone and let Cruz speak at their April dinner as he receives the award. It would be a great opportunity for him to get the conservative word out to a captive audience. That is, if anyone shows up.

    Dana (8e74ce)

  10. Aaron Spelling is dead like the coal industry in west virginia and that’s just how it is

    but Mr. Norman Lear is alive and you just remindered me i want his new book (but not at $12.99)

    he’s a good pickle, Mr. Lear is

    In 2001, Lear and his wife, Lyn, purchased a Dunlap broadside—one of the first published copies of the United States Declaration of Independence—for $8.1 million. Not a document collector, Lear said in a press release and on the Today show that his intent was to tour the document around the United States so that the country could experience its “birth certificate” firsthand.[25] Through the end of 2004, the document traveled throughout the United States in the Declaration of Independence Roadtrip, which Lear organized, visiting several presidential libraries, dozens of museums, as well as the 2002 Olympics, Super Bowl XXXVI, and the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia.

    he’s an odd lil creature

    a Democrat what doesn’t hate America

    happyfeet (831175)

  11. hf, I read it a while back and it was an interesting read, unnecessary anti-Republican snark aside. I got it from the liberry for free. Surely you have liberries in Chi-town?

    Gazzer (c44509)

  12. i’ll have to check

    that’s a good idea

    my sister says they have it now where you can borrow library books now on your kindle

    happyfeet (831175)

  13. You are absolutely right Hollywood. You should ban Cruz and others like him. You should start a list, call it a Black List or something like that, huh?

    Yujin (284134)

  14. No, no, liberals wouldn’t call that sort of thing a blacklist.

    Sammy Finkelman (e806a6)

  15. They aren’t polarizing. Not a bit. If you know what they mean about being able to see both sides of the issue. For instance, on the Arab/Israeli conflict they can see both sides. They can understand what Fatah’s POV is, but at the same time they think Hamas also has valid points.

    What other side is there?

    Steve57 (2baf2d)

  16. It would be a great opportunity for him to get the conservative word out to a captive audience. That is, if anyone shows up.

    Or doesn’t stand up and turn their backs like their union-brethren in NYC.

    askeptic (efcf22)

  17. 14. No, no, liberals wouldn’t call that sort of thing a blacklist.

    Sammy Finkelman (e806a6) — 1/19/2015 @ 12:07 pm

    They’d create a catalog of inclusiveness instead. All the kind, friendly inclusive people they want to hang out would be in the catalog.

    Steve57 (2baf2d)

  18. No, no, liberals wouldn’t call that sort of thing a blacklist.

    Well, they are in a pickle then, aren’t they.
    “Red” is the color normally associated with the GOP/Conservatives; but since most Hollywierd folks are closet or openly Marxist, they can’t call it a Red List either.
    What color is available to them?

    askeptic (efcf22)

  19. Green is the new red, askeptic, you planet-raping capitalist.

    Steve57 (2baf2d)

  20. “a Democrat what doesn’t hate America”

    Oh, Lear hates America hapyfeet. You should see some of the interviews he’s done. If you turned off the picture you’d think you were listening to Michael Moore. But he does love money, like most hypocritical leftists, and he knows since they aren’t printing any more Dunlap broadsides his 8 million will be 12 million in a couple years.

    Hoagie (4dfb34)

  21. oh. See nobody tells me anything.

    For sure I’m not buying his book then.

    happyfeet (831175)

  22. See, here’s the prob they have. Here’s what they’re scared of. If they feature him and let him speak, the audience (many of whom have only been told about him) will see that Cruz is funny and charming and smart and in fact not a rabid bomb-throwing right wing nut job. That kind of cuts into their narrative. So you can absolutely see why they think have to put up a fight against anything that might legitimize Cruz.

    elissa (65cb15)

  23. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  24. these nitwits have control over much of our popular culture and public education. If that doesn’t chill you to the bone about prospects for the future of your children, grandchildren and future generations, I don’t know what will.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  25. I went back through the list of Best Picture movies and was surprised how many were about violence and killing.
    Gladiator, Lord of the Rings, Braveheart, The Silence of the Lambs, The Godfather I&II, Ben-Hur, Lawrence of Arabia, The Deer Hunter, the Hurtlocker and Platoon.
    So the dislike isn’t entirely about the violence and/or killing.

    Neo (d1c681)

  26. No, no, liberals wouldn’t call that sort of thing a blacklist.

    THANKS. Now I’ve got to get the milk out of my nose.

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  27. They’d create a catalog of inclusiveness instead. All the kind, friendly inclusive people they want to hang out would be in the catalog.

    Steve57 (2baf2d) — 1/19/2015 @ 12:21 pm

    Sort of a “Whole Shithead Catalog”, then?

    I nominate J Michael Strazinski for it.

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  28. Well, they are in a pickle then, aren’t they.
    “Red” is the color normally associated with the GOP/Conservatives; but since most Hollywierd folks are closet or openly Marxist, they can’t call it a Red List either.
    What color is available to them?

    Only since the 2000 elections, when they reversed them.

    Prior to that election, the Dems were Red, and the GOP was Blue.

    Someone in Hollywood/NYC decided some relabeling was in order after 50 years of tradition.

    I can’t for the life of me figure out why. Nope. Not for a moment can I imagine any reason at all.

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  29. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    **PostModern** Liberalism is a societal cancer.

    Classical Liberalism is OK.

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)


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