Internet news mogul Andrew Breitbart, most famous for being a part time editor of the Drudge Report and a developer of the Huffington Post, has rolled out his latest Internet news portal, Big Hollywood.
Big Hollywood covers, as the name suggests, the Hollywood entertainment industry, though from a conservative perspective. Andrew Breitbart has a greater mission in launching Big Hollywood.
“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.”
Big Hollywood contains links to articles on the Internet about the entertainment industry, especially as it relates to politics, and original material from Big Hollywood’s contributors. The original articles on the first day of Big Hollywood range from a piece by Dallas Jenkins about Hollywood and Christians to a James Kirchick pierce on a recent press conference by singer Anne Lennox condemning Israel for the Gaza fighting. Big Hollywood being an entertainment site, there are also film reviews, on the first day of Revolutionary Road and Doubt.
That Hollywood is dominated by the political left is such a truism that it has developed into a cliché. The overt liberalism is coupled with a great deal of intolerance for other points of view. Conservative actors, writers, and directors, unless they are big, bankable stars, tend to keep their opinions to themselves for fear of enduring hostility and even possible loss of work. Opinions vary as to whether there is an unofficial 1950s style black list that keeps overt conservatives out, but the joke is that in Hollywood at least conservatism is often the politics that dare not speak its name.
The leftward tilt of Hollywood has been seen in the kind of films that get produced. Anti American films like Rendition and Redacted are regularly released, in the middle of the War on Terror, albeit to scant audiences. Films that suggest that the current war is worth fighting have to be told in allegory, such as The Dark Knight and 300, both popular recent films.
Andrew Breitbart suggests that it is time for Hollywood conservatives to come out of the closet and carry join the war for our popular culture.
“Non-left-leaning writers, producers, directors and “below the line” members of the creative community will slowly begin to tell “flyover country” that their values are shared – even in glitzy Los Angeles. In fact, to foreshadow its big message, Big Hollywood will be an invitation to aspiring conservatives to drop their political dreams for the grueling Hollywood grind.”
Now that would be an epic worthy of-well-a Hollywood film,
Source: Big Hollywood