In a shocking development, Jonathan Chait of New Yorkmagazine has finally admitted what I and other conservatives have been claiming for decades: Hollywood is a leftist town, and they ladle their leftism into their programming. As I wrote in my bestselling book, Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How The Left Took Over Your TV (Harper Collins, 2011), the Hollywood left doesn’t even try to hide this fact from their friends; when I wore a Harvard Law baseball cap and a Jewish surname into their offices and they assumed I was a liberal, they were all too happy to tell me about how they had used their medium for “social justice.”
But Chait has now broken the taboo as an actual member of the left. “You don’t have to be an especially devoted consumer of film or television (I’m not) to detect a pervasive, if not total, liberalism,” he writes. “In short, the world of popular culture increasingly reflects a shared reality in which the Republican Party is either absent or anathema. That shared reality is the cultural assumptions, in particular, of the younger voters whose support has become the bedrock of the Democratic Party.”
This must be a shock to many on the left who have somehow convinced themselves that Hollywood bias isn’t real – and to many on the right who assume it doesn’t matter. It isreal, and it does matter. There’s an episode of The Twilight Zone, “The Howling Man,” in which a wayfarer discovers a monastery. In that monastery, he stumbles on a cell with, he is told by a guardian priest, Satan inside. The man doesn’t believe that Satan is real, and so he releases the prisoner. Sure enough, it’s Satan. The man’s conclusion: man’s failure to recognize Satan has allowed him to wreak havoc.
America’s failure to recognize Hollywood for what it is has allowed Hollywood to do its business in the dark. Now Chait has shined a light.
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