Shocking News! Hollywood Promotes Left Agenda!

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We are SHOCKED, just SHOCKED!  (not….) 
~Eowyn & Steve

Bruce Paltrow, father of actress Gwyneth, wouldn’t hire an actor for “St. Elsewhere” because the actor was conservative or, in Bruce’s words, “a Ronald Reagan a**hole.”

TV Executives Admit in Taped Interviews That Hollywood Pushes a Liberal Agenda (Exclusive Video)

by Paul Bond – Hollywood Reporter – June 1, 2011
In clips that will hit the Internet to promote a new book, producers including “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman and “House” creator David Shore say Hollywood discriminates against and belittles conservatives.

Some of TV’s top executives from the past four decades may have gotten more than they bargained for when they agreed to be interviewed for a politically charged book that was released Tuesday, because video of their controversial remarks will soon be hitting the Internet.
The book makes the case that TV industry executives, writers and producers use their clout to advance a liberal political agenda. The author bases his thesis on, among other things, 39 taped interviews that he’ll roll out piecemeal during the next three weeks.
The Hollywood Reporter obtained several of the not-yet-released clips, embedded below. Each contains a snippet of an interview, usually some historical footage of the TV shows the interviewee was responsible for and, naturally, a plea to purchase the book, “Primetime Propaganda” by Ben Shapiro and published by Broad Side, an imprint of HarperCollins.
In one video, Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman says that when she cast Candace Gingrich-Jones, half-sister of Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the minister of a lesbian wedding, “There was a bit of ‘fuck you’ in it to the right wing.” Kauffman also acknowledges she “put together a staff of mostly liberal people,” which is another major point of Shapiro’s book: that conservatives aren’t welcome in Hollywood.
Maybe that’s because they’re “idiots” and have “medieval minds.” At least that’s what Soap and Golden Girls creator Susan Harris thinks of TV’s conservative critics. However, the ranks of dumb right-wingers has dwindled, according to Harris, whose video has her saying: “At least, you know, we put Obama in office, and so people, I think, are getting – have gotten – a little bit smarter.”
Some of the videos have executives making rather obvious revelations, like when Larry Gelbart and Gene Reynolds talk about pacifist messages in M*A*S*H or when MacGyver producer Vin Di Bona says anti-gun messages were a recurring theme in that show. But an additional video has Di Bona, who also created America’s Funniest Home Videos, becoming remarkably blunt about his approval of a lack of political diversity in Hollywood. When Shapiro asks what he thinks of conservative critics who say everyone in Hollywood is liberal, Di Bona responds: “I think it’s probably accurate, and I’m happy about it.”
Another video has Leonard Goldberg — who executive produces Blue Bloods for CBS and a few decades ago exec produced such hits as Fantasy Island, Charlie’s Angels and Starsky and Hutch — saying that liberalism in the TV industry is “100 percent dominant, and anyone who denies it is kidding, or not telling the truth.” Shapiro asks if politics are a barrier to entry. “Absolutely,” Goldberg says.
When Shapiro tells Fred Pierce, the president of ABC in the 1980s who was instrumental in Disney’s acquisition of ESPN, that “It’s very difficult for people who are politically conservative to break in” to television, he responds: “I can’t argue that point.” Those who don’t lean left, he says, “don’t promote it. It stays underground.”
Another video rolling out soon has House creator David Shore acknowledging that “there is an assumption in this town that everybody is on the left side of the spectrum, and that the few people on the right side, I think people look at them somewhat aghast, and I’m sure it doesn’t help them.”
In the book, subtitled “The true Hollywood story of how the left took over your TV,” Shapiro also tells anecdotes of bias against conservatives. One example is Dwight Schultz, best known for his roles as Murdock in The A-Team and Barclay in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The late Bruce Paltrow [father of actress Gywneth Paltrow] knew that Schultz was a fan of President Ronald Reagan. When Schultz showed up to audition for St. Elsewhere, a show Paltrow produced, to read for the part of Fiscus, Paltrow told him: “There’s not going to be a Reagan asshole on this show!” The part went to Howie Mandel.
Most nepotism in Hollywood isn’t familial, it’s ideological,” Shapiro writes in the book. “Friends hire friends. And those friends just happen to share their politics.”
Another video Shapiro will release shortly has producer-director Nicholas Meyer being asked point-blank whether conservatives are discriminated against in Hollywood. “Well, I hope so,” he answers. Meyer also admits his political agenda for The Day After, a  TV movie he directed for ABC that was seen by 100 million people when it aired in 1983. “My private, grandiose notion was that this movie would unseat Ronald Reagan when he ran for re-election,” Meyer says.
Even seemingly harmless shows like Happy Days and Sesame Street have been used to advance a progressive agenda, according to Shapiro. For example, William Bickley, a writer on The Partridge Family and a producer on Happy Days, says he infused Vietnam War protest messages into the latter. “I was into all that kind of masturbation,” he says in a soon-to-be-released video.
“Television has been perhaps the most impressive weapon in the left’s political arsenal,” Shapiro argues in the book.
Other upcoming videos include:  Family Ties creator Gary David Goldberg explaining how he tried to make Republican character Alex Keaton the bad guy but that actor Michael J. Fox was too darn lovable; and president of MTV Networks Entertainment Group Doug Herzog talking about his network having “superpowers” when it comes to its influence over young people.
The advancement of a gay and lesbian political agenda is mentioned by multiple executives, including  Marcy Carsey, a producer of Soap and Roseanne, and Desperate Housewives producer Marc Cherry, who is a rarity in Hollywood: a gay Republican. In her video, Carsey also says she insisted on portraying characters smoking marijuana in That ‘70s Show. “If this is a problem for you, we certainly understand, and we just won’t do the show,” she told executives at Fox.
Shapiro released two videos Tuesday, one featuring COPS creator John Langley saying he’s partial to segments where white people are the criminals, and the other has Fred Silverman, the former head of ABC and later NBC, saying “there’s only one perspective, and it’s a very progressive perspective” in TV comedy today. (Those videos are also posted below).
Shapiro said the executives felt comfortable talking about politics with him because they assumed, incorrectly, that he is on the left. “Most of them didn’t Google me. If they had, they would have realized where I am politically,” he said. “I played on their stereotypes. When I showed up for the interviews, I wore my Harvard Law baseball cap — my name is Ben Shapiro and I attended Harvard, so there’s a 98.7 percent chance I’m a liberal. Except I happen not to be.”
[…]Shapiro says he didn’t disclose that he’d be releasing the tapes, but that his subjects have no reason to complain. “I asked them for permission to tape, and there’s no reasonable expectation of privacy when you’re being interviewed for a book,” he said. “If they’re going to be shocked at something, it should be themselves, not me,” Shapiro said. “They should be shocked that opinion is so one-sided in Hollywood that it’s OK to say, ‘I’m fine with discrimination.’” “My whole book is a plea for openness in the industry,” he added. “Hire people from the other side of the aisle once in a while, or at least stop mocking them.”
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0 responses to “Shocking News! Hollywood Promotes Left Agenda!

  1. Finally someone is willing to talk about what probably most of us have known years. Even as far back as the 80’s I could see a worldview that I found extremely offensive, if not outright wrong and stupid. Liberalism/left wing propaganda spewing by Hollyweird has been doing this since, at least, the 1960’s. The virulent anti-white messages are getting more and more obvious every day, and appear to be getting worse. First it was white male bashing, and now even white women are going to get theirs, if they aren’t already. I’ve quit watching television for all of the above reasons. That stack of unread books in the corner of my bedroom is getting smaller. (And even then, the same worldview can be found in an awful lot of NY Times bestsellers, too.)

     
    • I hired the movie EASY A, and after 5 minutes of watching said,”F*ck this, I’m sick of this left wing agenda.” and am now surfing the web doing some research on it. In this movie the stars parents are over the top liberals who encourage homosexuality and have an adopted black son. The star of the show is a slut and the antagonists are 2 over the top christians who are made to look stupid by being over the top conservative.

       
  2. Hollyweird is truly a left wing, passive aggressive community.
    They are sadly mistaken about high taxes and spending making society better.
    I still believe entertainment industry nepotism is familial, first and idealogical, second. How else could dull, inadequate Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicolas Cage have gotten their start in movies?

     
  3. lowtechgrannie

    And that explains why ratings are down on tv, box office attendance goes down every year and there are fewer sales of dvds. Hollywood is out of step with the country and we’re not buying the leftwing crappola anymore.

     
  4. It is the same everywhere. All the media in Europe is totally dominated by the Left. I tried to get through this morning but the Internet Nazis seem to be blocking me again. Hopefully I can get back. There is a widespread outbreak of a mutant ecoli in Europe. I reckon God is telling them something. Lone

     
  5. It makes me sick to think we “The People” have made these people very wealthy.LTG-they are out of step,I’d like to see them go bust.

     
  6. It’s one thing to be simply an untalented and uninspiring insipid Hollywood Progressive like Gwyneth Paltrow, another thing entirely to be like her husband with his mega popular Brit band Coldplay who is busy promoting an “anthem” on their Facebook page for the poor victimized “palestinians”….no longer antisemitic, but proPalestinian, so much warmer and fuzzier and vile.
    It’s no longer simply a disparate viewpoint, but downright evil.

     
  7. Like me new avatar? They are definitely doing their best to keep me off this site so I’ll do my best to keep going. Once again God bless all my friends in USA, Lone Wolf

     
  8. shocking…yeah, right.
    Hollyweird is irrelevant to me…

     
  9. About the only thing we can do is make sure we don’t bail out their state. Do you really think the hollywood elites want to dig into their own pockets to save their own state. They are too important for that.

     
  10. I am shocked that anyone would actually be shocked. Most news programs is skewed towards right wing politics and entertainment is skewed to the left wing – how was this not obvious to everyone?
    If you look at the pattern of programs – in the 50’s, the family sitcom upheld the nuclear family with Father knowing all and best
    by the 60’s, we get single dads with sons and shows about single women
    in the 70’s, we get blended families, single divorced moms with kids and All int he Family, with Archie trying to hang on to tradition while all the other characters demonstrate that he’s wrong and out of touch with current reality
    to the 80’s where family sitcoms were cuthroat and bickering to the current crop of dad is a beside the point doufus and mom knows and cares about all
    black characters go from 70’s stereotypes to more rounded and varied characters now and gays have gone from invisible to the sidekicks in a much shorter span of time
    it didn’t take a biased conspiracy book, just a lot of back issues of TV guide and any book that tells people how to write screenplays and tv programs.
    http://ntrygg.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/much-ado-about-the-obvious/

     
  11. OH DEAR GOD!!!!!! HOLLYWOOD LEFT WING!! IM SHOOOOCKED!!!!! SHOCKED I TELL YOU!!!
    Well Im guessing everybody that its shocked by left siding of entertainment industry its obvious to its nature or simple lack of the capacity to interpret the in your face “hints”.
    Of course it is left winged, most of artist are for the simple fact that artist like to represent all the aspect of the humanity , even the not so family and patriotic ones , mess up with established stuff , something that conservatives (something that musto of Republicans are) dont like, for years right wing have give some much Sh1t to Hollywood so its natural that they got pretty “anti right” , Im not saying that the Hollywood its composed purly of artist, but it composed of executives that need to sell , they´re have know for a long time that things like SEX, that anti-establishment that doesnt go to well with conservatives.
    Also the ones in Hollywood that are actuall artists and freethinkers dont see to kindly subjects like censorship of “anti-values” (wich values? christians cause “all americans are christians) that republicans are akin to, or have their rights subjagated to the State and stuff like that.
    What cracks me up its the fact that while I TOTALLY agree that Hollywood its not only being discriminating but also stupid for not hiring person on the basis of political views, its seem so funny that the article author frown upon pace propaganda like there´s something wrong about advocate for peace

     
    • I’m curious. Just what grade of education did you reach? 8th? 6th? 5th?
      If you actually have a high school diploma, if I were you, I’d sue.

       

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