The fight over Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a microcosm for the insanity taking over American politics. The future felon who destroyed the landmark last week shone a bright light on Hollywood hypocrisy and double standards. The West Hollywood City Council wants the star gone. It sounds ominous until you realize the star is not even in the city’s jurisdiction. Last summer, West Hollywood also called for the impeachment of President Trump. It is virtue signaling writ large, and further moves the needle in middle America the other way.
On the media, Reiner said, “I think of it as two mainstream medias. You have the Washington Post, the New York Times, all the networks except for Fox, working very hard to get the truth out.”
People say the movie industry has lost its way and alienated its audience, but I’m super-excited about the future of movies, especially in light of Tinseltown’s current trend towards goose-stepping leftist conformity! How can that go wrong?
Footage tweeted by KUTV’s Ron Bird shows the star, awarded to Mr. Trump for his work on The Apprentice, smashed to pieces. San Francisco Bay Area news outlet KPIX released a photo of the star with a pickaxe suspected of being used to destroy the star overnight.
Harvey Weinstein was hit with additional sex crime charges Monday tied to a new, third accuser that could send him to prison for life.
After the unnamed woman testified before a grand jury on Friday, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. got new indictments against the pervy producer for a forcible sexual act in 2006 — and with a third accuser establishing a pattern, was able to add two counts of predatory sexual assault.
Hollywood celebrities jumped on social media Wednesday and fired off a series of emotional reactions, calls to “fight,” and cataclysmic predictions in response to the news that Justice Anthony Kennedy had announced his retirement from the Supreme Court.
“ok, dems. this is real. all y’all paying attention? this is how you lose a country,” actor Don Cheadle said on Twitter. “all of our rights are in the balance. urge your leadership to resist when trump attempts to appoint the next swamp thing out of the pez dispenser or kiss it bye bye.”
Since Donald Trump was elected President the left has shown what a bunch of big babies they are but the past couple of weeks has been a fairly cranky time for the liberal temper tantrum. They’ve taken to accosting Trump administration officials, denying them service in restaurants, and calling them all Nazis. Even democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is calling for everyone to harass and attack Trump administration officials. If this seems extreme, Hollywood has announced that it will no longer be treating conservatives with respect or civility. And this is different how?
From Brent Bozell and Tim Graham at Townhall:
Rina Mimoun, who scripted an abortion plot for the drama “Everwood” back in 2003, is still upset the main doctor character on the show wasn’t an abortionist, as they wanted. She’s upset that abortion is relegated to a Very Special Episode.
“The goal for all of it — network, streaming, everything — is to stop making it the one-off episode or the arc,” Mimoun said. “It would be nice if it was just part of the conversation and didn’t have to be so special and so earnest and so important.”
Her feminist ideal came on the CW show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” A woman has an abortion, and the pizza delivery driver rings her doorbell. In response, her son says, “Mom, I’ll get it, since you just had an abortion.”More.
Reality check: Not very likely dialogue, that.
Hollywood probably does not get the fact that the #MeToo revelations have robbed it of moral authority. People may not care what the celebs do but they don’t look up to them the same way either. Abortion chic will probably go the way of the many PC duds currently hitting the sod. There is just so much else nowadays to watch, see, and do, stuff that represents more accurately how real people think.
See also: Gallup: Most Americans favor abortion restrictions, have not become more liberal. As Kathy Shaidle has pointed out, the ultrasound on the fridge means that “the fetus” has a face.
Despite a year and a half of cranking up the volume and upping the F-bomb count, the celebrities who have led the anti-Trump movement are no closer to reversing the results of the 2016 election than they were on the day of the new president’s inauguration.
When it comes to partisan politics, Hollywood can’t help but lie through its teeth.
“If you talk about things that are racist, then you earned that,” he added. “In terms of Trump, he started his campaign talking about the first African-American president being illegitimate. That’s a very racist idea. You don’t have a problem saying the guy’s racist, if he’s exhibiting racist behavior.”
On Monday, former Hollywood Reporter editor Marc Bernardin took it upon himself to explain the ongoing failure of the new Star Wars lineup to set the world aflame. His answer: the fans are the problem.
Calling your audience a bunch of deplorables didn’t work well for Hillary Clinton; it’s not going to work well for Disney, either.
Who said liberal celebrities don’t have valid opinions? Well, actually actress Jody Foster did and then proceeded to say she would like to see a world where humans are disarmed and robots have all of the guns. I don’t think anyone in Hollywood has a good take on the 2nd Amendment, but this is easily the worst. If our Founding Fathers could not have imagined modern weaponry, as liberals claim, then they sure as hell weren’t thinking about the possibility of killer robots.
In a series of late-night tweets, Barr appeared to blame the prescription sleeping pill Ambien for the racist tweet that led to her show’s cancellation Tuesday. She also repeatedly criticized ABC for what she implied is the network’s hypocrisy.