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Jewish LA Times columnist proudly admits Jews run Hollywood

Once in a blue moon, some actor would break the conspiracy of silence and say out loud that Hollywood is run by Jews.
And that actor would then be vilified, demonized, and then ostracized.
Every. Single. Time.
The most recent example is Gary Oldman, 59, the acclaimed British actor known for roles such as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series, and the righteous police commissioner James Gordon in the Dark Knight Batman reboots.

In a Playboy interview in 2014 in which Oldman, refreshingly, called acting “just a job” and that he’s a “regular” person with financial responsibilities and children, he made the mistake of criticizing Hollywood and defending Mel Gibson, who earlier had received “the Hollywood treatment” for his “anti-Semitic” rant in 2006. Oldman said:

“There’s a lot of nonsense behavior, especially in a place like Hollywood. The money, the power, they create little monsters…. I just think political correctness is crap…. No one can take a joke anymore….
I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all fucking hypocrites. That’s what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word nigger or that fucking Jew? I’m being brutally honest here. It’s the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy. Or maybe I should strike that and say “the N word” and “the F word”….
Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him…. He’s like an outcast, a leper, you know? But some Jewish guy in his office somewhere hasn’t turned and said, ‘That fucking kraut’ or ‘Fuck those Germans,’ whatever it is? We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That’s what gets me. It’s just the sheer hypocrisy of everyone, that we all stand on this thing going, ‘Isn’t that shocking?'”

The proverbial feces hit the fan. As recounted by Wikipedia:

After criticism from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Oldman apologised to them in an open letter. ADL director Abraham Foxman acknowledged that Oldman was remorseful, but felt his letter was insufficient and asked for “a little more introspection, a little more understanding and a little more education”. Oldman then made a public apology on the 25 June edition of late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he stressed that he was “profoundly sorry” for his “insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed” remarks.

What is little known is that in 2008, two years after Mel Gibson’s drunken rant and six years before Oldman’s Playboy interview, a Jewish Los Angeles Times columnist named Joel Stein not only admitted that Jews indeed run Hollywood, he concluded his essay with an in-your-face f-you to America:

“I don’t care if Americans think we’re running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government. I just care that we get to keep running them.”

Below is Stein’s op-ed, “Who runs Hollywood? C’mon,” in its entirety.

Who runs Hollywood? C’mon

December 19, 2008 | Los Angeles Times | Joel Stein | jstein@latimescolumnists.com

I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe “the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews,” down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood.
How deeply Jewish is Hollywood? When the studio chiefs took out a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times a few weeks ago to demand that the Screen Actors Guild settle its contract, the open letter was signed by: News Corp. President Peter Chernin (Jewish), Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey (Jewish), Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger (Jewish), Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton (surprise, Dutch Jew), Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer (Jewish), CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves (so Jewish his great uncle was the first prime minister of Israel), MGM Chairman Harry Sloan (Jewish) and NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker (mega-Jewish). If either of the Weinstein brothers had signed, this group would have not only the power to shut down all film production but to form a minyan with enough Fiji water on hand to fill a mikvah.
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The person they were yelling at in that ad was SAG President Alan Rosenberg (take a guess). The scathing rebuttal to the ad was written by entertainment super-agent Ari Emanuel (Jew with Israeli parents) on the Huffington Post, which is owned by Arianna Huffington (not Jewish and has never worked in Hollywood.)
The Jews are so dominant, I had to scour the trades to come up with six Gentiles in high positions at entertainment companies. When I called them to talk about their incredible advancement, five of them refused to talk to me, apparently out of fear of insulting Jews. The sixth, AMC President Charlie Collier, turned out to be Jewish.
As a proud Jew, I want America to know about our accomplishment. Yes, we control Hollywood. Without us, you’d be flipping between “The 700 Club” and “Davey and Goliath” on TV all day.
So I’ve taken it upon myself to re-convince America that Jews run Hollywood by launching a public relations campaign, because that’s what we do best. I’m weighing several slogans, including: “Hollywood: More Jewish than ever!”; “Hollywood: From the people who brought you the Bible”; and “Hollywood: If you enjoy TV and movies, then you probably like Jews after all.”
I called ADL Chairman Abe Foxman, who was in Santiago, Chile, where, he told me to my dismay, he was not hunting Nazis. He dismissed my whole proposition, saying that the number of people who think Jews run Hollywood is still too high. The ADL poll, he pointed out, showed that 59% of Americans think Hollywood execs “do not share the religious and moral values of most Americans,” and 43% think the entertainment industry is waging an organized campaign to “weaken the influence of religious values in this country.”
That’s a sinister canard, Foxman said. “It means they think Jews meet at Canter’s Deli on Friday mornings to decide what’s best for the Jews.” Foxman’s argument made me rethink: I have to eat at Canter’s more often.
“That’s a very dangerous phrase, ‘Jews control Hollywood.’ What is true is that there are a lot of Jews in Hollywood,” he said. Instead of “control,” Foxman would prefer people say that many executives in the industry “happen to be Jewish,” as in “all eight major film studios are run by men who happen to be Jewish.”
But Foxman said he is proud of the accomplishments of American Jews. “I think Jews are disproportionately represented in the creative industry. They’re disproportionate as lawyers and probably medicine here as well,” he said. He argues that this does not mean that Jews make pro-Jewish movies any more than they do pro-Jewish surgery. Though other countries, I’ve noticed, aren’t so big on circumcision.

I appreciate Foxman’s concerns. And maybe my life spent in a New Jersey-New York/Bay Area-L.A. pro-Semitic cocoon has left me naive. But I don’t care if Americans think we’re running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government. I just care that we get to keep running them.

46-year-old Stein is now Time magazine’s resident “humorist”.
Tim Graham of Newsbusters alerts us to some of Stein’s pieces over the years:

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Actor Andrew Garfield longs to spread teachings of Christ, after making movie 'Silence'

UPDATE (Jan. 11, 2017):

I just read a review of this movie in Crisis magazine. I withdraw my recommendation for Silence. From the review’s conclusion:

“Believers hoping for a film that explores Christian ideas from an authentic Christian context—should skip this one. Silence should also not be seen by the young, or those whose faith is not strong as the theology in this movie is complex, clever and seductive.”

Here’s a ray of light from the wasteland of anti-Christian Hollywood.
He is Andrew Garfield, the actor who first got notice by playing Spiderman.
Garfield is starring in two new movies that are generating Oscar buzz:

  • Mel Gibson’s come-back-from-disgrace flick, Hacksaw Ridge, about a WWII heroic, Christian conscientious objector.
  • Martin Scorcese’s 40-years-in-the-making movie, Silence, about Jesuit missionaries in feudal Japan of the 1600s when Christianity was suppressed and Christian missionaries were hounded and killed. Movie critic Roger Friedman calls Silence “a Masterwork movie about faith and ideas,” “the Big Idea movie Hollywood has lacked for some time” which discusses “who we are and how we got here” and “who we can be. . . [i]n a world where religious persecution is more prevalent than ever.”

Andrew Garfield, who was raised in a secular Jewish home, plays a Jesuit missionary in Silence.
He describes to The Hollywood Reporter the spiritual preparation he received from Fr. James Martin, who served as an advisor for the film, for portraying Portuguese priest Sebastião Rodrigues:

“He gave me spiritual direction as if I were a Jesuit in training. It became a very personal journey for me, a dual journey: It was me and Rodrigues, walking together, so that I could allow the events of the story to affect me in the way that a young, ambitious, intelligent, articulate, learned Jesuit would respond to being dropped into the front lines of the battle for Christianity.”

Fr. Martin led Garfield through the centuries-old Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order. Garfield said:

“It’s almost like a 12-step program. In fact, it’s the basis for a lot of 12-step programs: a longform meditation and prayer spent imagining the life of Christ, story by story, gospel by gospel, and sitting with his teachings, sitting with him as he discovers who he is in the wilderness, and really meditating upon his life and even crucifixion.”

Garfield said that by the time Silence began filming,

“I was filled up with all this information and all this longing to spread the teachings of Christ, which I truly started to adore.”

Silence will come out in theaters on December 23rd, just in time for Christmas. Here’s a trailer:

H/t Church POP

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TEA Party Invades Hollywood

Conservatives, patriots, and Christians more often than not are portrayed by Hollywood as uneducated, stupid, knuckle-dragging bigots and racists.

Now, some conservatives are fighting back.

A couple of TEA Partiers have formed their own production company, Colony Bay, with a television drama set in Colonial America as its first project.

“Courage, New Hampshire,” is the drama’s first episode, which after its premiere this Sunday in a movie theater, will go straight to DVD because Colony Bay couldn’t find a distribution partner.

Paul Bond writes for the Hollywood Reporter, June 23, 2011:

Those who belong to the conservative movement known as the Tea Party are acutely aware of the power of popular culture, so they have been cautiously delving into the creation of entertainment that promotes their values. […] Coming Sunday…is perhaps the most ambitious effort yet: A “TV show” created by a couple of Tea Partiers who have formed their own production company.

The one-hour drama is called Courage, New Hampshire, and it premiers Sunday at a movie theater in Monrovia, Calif. […] Courage has the pacing and feel of a soap opera, though it’s set in Colonial America. While its creators are making it as a TV show, there’s no distribution partner, so it’s going straight to DVD after the premiere. The company, Colony Bay, is also trying to strike deals with conservative online TV outlets, like Glenn Beck’s GBTV and Kelsey Grammar’s Right Network, and are seeking a television VOD partner.

Colony Bay was founded by James Patrick Riley and Jonathan Wilson, who started in Hollywood as an assistant in ICM’s motion picture literary department and became director of development for Peter Hyams, working on films like End of Days with Arnold Schwarzenegger. They met when Wilson was forming the Pasadena chapter of Tea Partiers and he recruited Riley, an experienced Patrick Henry impersonator, to perform at an event.

[…] References to the country’s founding are a staple at Tea Party rallies that are attended by an estimated 9 million people, so a show about Colonial America ought to appeal to them. Leaning primarily on Tea Partiers for your audience, though, is a risky business, as the makers of Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 learned when they tapped the political movement to market their film, which opened strong but petered out quickly.

Wilson and Riley, though, are hoping they have a show that will attract history buffs of all political persuasions, much like HBO did with its Emmy-winning John Adams miniseries and Mel Gibson did with The Patriot, a feature film that earned $113 million domestically 11 years ago.

The most seasoned cast member in Courage is Basil Hoffman, who had a recurring role on Hill Street Blues and other TV shows as well as film roles in Old Dogs, Night Shift, My Favorite Year and Ordinary People. Hoffman said at a Los Angeles Tea Party rally last year: “I’m here in defense of America, of free speech, low taxes, liberty. I was surprised to learn how many Tea Partiers there are in Hollywood. Most won’t talk about it, though.”

[…] The first episode of Courage is subtitled “The Travail of Sarah Pine” and stars Alexandra Oliver as a colonial woman who accuses a British soldier of the crime of “bastardy.” (A trailer is below). Riley said that realism was paramount because “Hollywood tends to make over the past in its own image – 18th century women become raging feminists; statesmen become agnostics or rakes. […] I’d like to concentrate on some of the regular folk who made the Revolution possible, mix the narrative tension of The Sopranos and the redemptive, heroic American exceptionalism of Frank Capra.”

And he figures Hollywood is probably against him, given its antagonism to Tea Partiers. He even debated the topic with Mitchell Hurwitz when the creator of Arrested Development visited his farm once. “The Tea Party came up and he was a little dismissive and I told him I was a part of it,” Riley said. “He thought it was all about guarding our pocket books at all costs.”

In fact, Riley said he didn’t even bother pitching the show to traditional TV outlets. “They wouldn’t get it, or trust us. We know we’re new, and we’d like to prove ourselves on our own, without focus groups or leftist-orthodoxies telling us which stories to tell,” Riley said. “Most TV sitcoms and dramas tend to depict conservatives and traditionalists and people of faith as halfwits. That tactic lost its edge about four decades ago and we think it’s time to turn the tables,” he said.

Hmm, few as they are, there are conservatives in Hollywood.

Doesn’t Mel Gibson have his own movie-making and distribution company, Icon Productions? And isn’t he supposed to be a conservative?

But then, he’s probably too busy recovering from his disastrous (and reportedly abusive) adulterous affair with Oksana Grigorieva, with whom he fathered an illegitimate child.

Check out Colony Bay Productions’ website, where you can watch the trailer for “Courage” and order the DVD. Click here!


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