Editor's Note: The following has been adapted with the author's permission from its original publication on Carolina Culture Warrior. To be fully transparent, the author also owns shares in ABC (as previously disclosed).
All too often, talking about the American entertainment industry can be disheartening but especially since President Trump’s election in November 2016 with the rise of the Resistance.
Here’s a recent example. As MRC Culture’s Matt Philbin reported on February 4, CBS is developing a TV series based on the life of former Attorney General Eric Holder with Holder himself serving as executive producer.
With news like that, you know this will be self-serving liberal drivel. But this move shows that CBS is no different from its competitors in its corporate decision-making to alienate a majority of conservatives.
Mainstream Hollywood is going to push this far-left agenda like never before, especially when the 2020 presidential election rolls around. Universal Pictures – a division of the reliably liberal NBCUniversal – provides the perfect example with a new installment in The Purge series of horror films set for release on Independence Day called The First Purge.
Judging from the trailer, it should tell you everything you need to know about how blatantly Trump-focused this one will be. This kind of disrespect for decency is all over Hollywood.
The Purge is perhaps one of the most overtly politically charged film franchises in recent history, with the last film in the series – The Purge: Election Year – taking place during the last presidential election. Further, NBCUniversal is perhaps one of the most left-wing media giants out there, so it’s fitting they’d step forward to greenlight this garbage.
Imagine if any of the major studios made a movie like this targeting Obama. There would be boycotts everywhere, Melissa Harris-Perry would probably re-emerge on MSNBC’s airwaves, and cries of racism would be hurled until the end of time.
Combining that with the Freeform all-but stealing MSNBC’s failed slogan, it’s clear that there is a political and cultural civil war going on for the soul of America.
However, most Republicans and conservatives aren’t snowflakes. They can fight their own battles, and they don’t need to advocate for “safe spaces.” But, that doesn’t mean conservatives should have their heads in the sand when it comes to the moral decay of the entertainment industry.