PatriotPartner came upon this very interesting column in yesterday’s LA Times.
First off, I have to note with amusement that the LA Times headline writer screwed up the Red versus Blue pairing up. Even though I grew up in a sea of blue (the 1984 Reagan landslide map), since Clinton the MSM has “assigned” ‘Red’ to Republicans. Is the LA Times reversing the trend??
Hollywood’s box office has hit the skids, and the entertainment media are in overdrive trying to explain why. The most obvious explanation for box office malaise is consistently overlooked: Hollywood’s ruling liberal elites keep going out of their way to offend half their audience.
Constant gibes about Republicans, Christians, conservatives and the military litter today’s movies and award show presentations like so many pieces of trash on theater floors.
Did we need to hear from “War of the Worlds” screenwriter David Koepp that the aliens in his movie are stand-ins for the U.S military ? and the innocent Americans they attack are stand-ins for Iraqi civilians? Or that Americans are guilty of post-9/11 anti-Muslim “paranoia”? (A question to Koepp: Were we “paranoid” after Pearl Harbor too?)
Interestingly, in my review of War of the Worlds (link here), after viewing the movie I couldn’t help come to the conclusion that the aliens were in fact representing hidden terror cells in the USA.
Many pundits also felt the “anti-Bush” bias noted in the pre-Star Wars, Episode III hype was not borne out after viewing that film either.
But I think this column has a point… Hollywood has long been out of touch with conservatives.
-Bruce (GayPatriot) – firstname.lastname@example.org