Right in Hollywood

by Sal on January 7, 2009

in Culture,Politics,Pop Culture

Hollywood has long been seen as one of the hotbeds of liberalism.  From the Communist Party trends of the 1950s, to the war protestations of Susan Sarandon and the like, to the constant nonsensical musings of the Hollywood elite, Hollywood has been seen as exclusively liberal with a few exceptions (it is easy to forget that Ronald Reagan began his career in Hollywood as an actor).

Yet there have always been Conservatives in Hollywood, although they have mostly been closet-Conservatives.  In fact, it has long been said in Hollywood that if you are a Conservative, should keep your mouth shut lest you ruin your own career.

Now, Andrew Breitbart, (contributor to the Drudge Report and creator of his own News Aggregation site, Breitbart.com), has created Big Hollywood, a multi-contributor blog devoted to Conservative politics and popular culture, featuring Conservatives in Hollywood as contributors.  You won’t find any A-list celebrities here, but you will find, writers, producers, actors, and other Conservatives who are tired of staying in the shadows.  The site will also feature Conservative journalists, politicians, and others who have an interest in the direction of our nation’s politics and its culture.

The site, which launched yesterday, Jan. 6, was described by Brietbart in a Washington Times piece on Monday:

On Tuesday, I launch Big Hollywood (bighollywood.breitbart .com), a big group blog that will feature hundreds of the big minds from the fields of politics, journalism, entertainment and culture.

Big Hollywood is not a “celebrity” gabfest or a gossip outpost – it is a continuous politics and culture posting board for those who think something has gone drastically wrong and that Hollywood should return to its patriotic roots.

Big Hollywood’s modest objective: to change the entertainment industry. To make Hollywood something we can believe in – again. In order to give millions of Americans hope.

Until conservatives, libertarians and Republicans – who will be the lion’s share of Big Hollywood’s contributors – recognize that (pop) culture is the big prize and that politics is secondary, there will be no victory in this important battle.

Brietbart’s effort is ambitious.  But, if Conservatives are to win the war of ideas in the political arena, we cannot simply cede the culture to the left, just as we cannot cede our schools and universities to the left.  We need to fight back and put our ideas out there.

I am not one to simply not watch TV or movies because I disagree with their political views.  At the same time, I do feel a sense of frustration every time a liberal ideal is portrayed as the norm in Television or other media.  It is about time that we pushed back and tried to regain a foothold in the popular culture.

It is an ambitious and extremely difficult challenge, but a necessary one as we move forward as a movement.  Brietbart’s new site is a good place to start.  Good luck, Andrew.  I hope that your new site meets with success.

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sharise parviz January 9, 2009 at 10:32 am

I am am actress in Hollywood and have been seeing so many sites that support conservatives in Hollywood and it is exciting to see.

Now with more of our voices being heard, we can make a difference


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