A Hollywood Blacklist for Trump Backers?

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By L. Brent Bozell III

For decades now, the Hollywood left has romanticized those brave Communist Party members who were blacklisted in the 1950s for refusing to cooperate with congressional investigations into their Soviet espionage. Just three years ago, Bryan Cranston was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for playing communist screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a man so deluded that he compared North Korea’s invasion of South Korea to the 1776 American Revolution. Even now, there are two films in development that revisit the history of Roy Cohn, a lawyer for Joe McCarthy … and, later, for Donald Trump.

But the Hollywood left isn’t a fraction as tolerant of differing opinions as it likes to pretend. It can’t stand conservatives, and it especially can’t stand public supporters of President Trump. The latest example began when The Hollywood Reporter declared that President Trump would appear at a Beverly Hills reelection fundraiser on Sept. 17.

The stars of NBC’s rebooted gay-agitprop sitcom “Will & Grace” announced a new blacklist.

Eric McCormack tweeted, “Hey, @THR, kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with. Thx.” His co-star Debra Messing tweeted “Co-signed” and added another tweet: “Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know.”

 

Two of the possibly five Trump-supporting actors replied. Kristy Swanson, best known for playing Buffy in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," tweeted, "It's absolutely heartbreaking that you would say something like this & then ask The Hollywood Reporter to get on board with you (so sad)." Dean Cain tweeted, "I'm not attending, because I'll be out of town. Otherwise, I'd have been happy to attend."

Swanson and Cain are not the most popular folks in Tinseltown. They appeared this spring in a Washington, D.C., play by Phelim McAleer called "FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers," about political corruption in the Obama administration. There was nothing contrived, nothing untrue. It wasn't even "based on real events," Hollywood-speak for "We made most of this up." They used the actual text messages of former Justice Department officials/illicit lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The reaction? A leftist tweeted at them, "Someone set the theatre on fire."

(Twitter, predictably, took no action.)

Tolerance, liberal style.

But then, something strange happened. Others did not comply.

The media elites ignored McCormack and Messing's call for lists of Trump donors in Hollywood. Defenders were few, and it flopped. In fact, one famous liberal entertainer took to the airwaves to call out the hypocrisy, given all the blacklisting lectures delivered by her industry over the decades. From her perch on ABC's "The View," Whoopi Goldberg, no Trump fan, blasted the idea of circulating Trump-backer lists. "Listen, last time people did this, people ended up killing themselves," she argued. "This is not a good idea, OK? Your idea of who you don't want to work with is your personal business. Do not encourage people to print out lists, because the next list that comes out, your name will be on, and then people will be coming after you."

The backlash was strong enough that the "Will & Grace" stars began pretending they never suggested denying work to Trump backers. McCormack posted on Instagram: "my social media post from last week ... has been misinterpreted in a very upsetting way. I absolutely do not support blacklists or discrimination of any kind." Messing tweeted a photo of his post and added, "I couldn't have said it better."

Yes, they could have. They could have kept their mouths shut.

700 thoughts on “A Hollywood Blacklist for Trump Backers?”

  1. In Scripture Ecclesiastes 10:2 clearly states that left thinkers are fools. I suppose those Hollywood left thinking fools would argue the point with God.

  2. I work in Hollywood and just came home from a long day on set busting my behind and hearing grown men cry about Trump. I’m a woman and I’ve noticed that it’s mostly the men who complain about him. It’s very weird. It’s almost as if they’re trying to out do each other with their TDS. Anyway, it’s hard out here for us conservatives in Hollywood. Every TDS staffer is constantly spewing nonsense and come off like they’re on another planet. I’m a mom, I use to love what I do, and it pays well, but I am starting to see the evil in all the people filled with hate and rage around me. It makes me lose faith in people and the path I chose. The money is all that is keeping me here at this point. Those of us that can see what’s happening spiritually can see the darkness that follows these Trump haters. Its very odd. I thank each and every one of you patriots for keeping me sane! Lol I really appreciate you all. Please stay with us. Remember that there are many of the silent majority working jobs we use to love with people who have lost it completely over here in La La Land. Pray for us.

    1. Thank you for sharing! Please stay and pray in your expertise! Your leaving is exactly what TDS leftists want. That’s why they bellow and spew their negativity. Everywhere conservatives/patriots find themselves, we must pray for our country and goodness to prevail. I am a teacher and I understand your frustration. The left has/ is trying to destroy our public school system and they have done a good job, but I believe we are at a tipping point. American’s are waking up. Everywhere we need to regain the ground we’ve lost to the insanity of the left. God bless you! Stay strong!

  3. McCormack & Messy…………………STEPFORD WIVES! Controlled by the “hidden Government”……..Speaking like “one” PROGRAMMED entity. No Guts to speak their own words!

  4. The last 50 years proves that Hollywood has been slowly subverting our culture and political views. We have been indoculated with socialist communist subversion. This time their voice is totally exposed and if we fall for their programs enslavement shall follow. History has shown that the socialist system is easily corrupted with only the elitist in power. Their power pyramid can not support itself for very long. For any system to survive the people has to support the base. Without this support, revolution is inevitable.

  5. Extreme leftists, HomoNazis, and other Hollywood perverts are working hard to undermine this republic and a duly elected President. Leftism is a mental and spiritual derangement. The leftist can no longer think rationally. They construct a twisted alternate reality with the help of other subversives in which they are good and supports of Trump are evil. This warped viewpoint governs their thoughts and behavior. They don’t recognize they will eventually cut their own throats and careers.

  6. The hypocrisy of the left never ceases to amaze me.
    They are ‘tolerant’ only if you agree with them.
    They talk about tolerance yet they practice bigotry aginst anyone who sees things differently.

  7. Hey, “Going to need Prayer”, Why do you consider yourself “The Silent Majority”? Stand up and be counted or otherwise shut up!

    1. I agree, people need to stand up, it’s great they are waking up, finally, but after being on their knees before God they have to sooner or later stand up. If people are so inclined to follow Hollywood then stand up and if enough of you silent ones do that maybe it will help to turn things around. Courage is going forward in spite of fear. There should be less decisions made by our pocketbooks than trusting God to take care of our finances while the right thing is being done.

  8. I am a Trump supporter and I hate most of hollywood and but heads like deniro, baldwin, the idiot who played on the stupid show called the west wing that anus head thought he was FDR his jack ass kid has aides and there is a whole list of you idiots so blacklist me I don’t give a flying F–k

  9. If you look at Hollywood movies 1930-1960 you will not find any movie critical
    of the Soviet Union only movies praising the brave Communists.

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