NBCUniversal and Corporate Leftism

Within the last decade, the NBCUniversal media conglomerate – at one point owned by General Electric – has gone further to the left. Unfortunately, nothing has changed since the conglomerate’s 2011 sale by GE to cable communications giant Comcast, perhaps best known for its cable TV and internet service.

The company will be doing this kind of shtick like never before this midterm election season. Here are three example of this.

First, there’s the conglomerate’s flagship film studio Universal Pictures and their new movie First Man, based on the life and career of astronaut Neil Armstrong. 

The film, which is being directed by Damien Chazelle of La La Land fame, omits one of the most important aspects of Armstrong’s legacy, planting the American flag on the moon.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Canadian actor Ryan Gosling – who plays Armstrong – went globalist on his audience and defended this decision by saying the mission “transcends countries and borders.” 

He went on to say this:

I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it. I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible.

There’s no question that this movie will alienate Americans who may have been interested at first, but Gosling and co-star Jason Clarke don’t seem to care. Clarke lashed out at those who are outraged by this decision by saying it was “silly and naive” in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:

It’s just silly and naive I think,” said Clarke, who portrays Edward Higgins White, the first American man to walk in space. “Of course it celebrates one of the greatest acts of America and Americans and humanity and mankind.

In addition to Gosling and Clarke claiming that walking on the moon was mainly the achievement of “humanity” rather than the U.S., Chazelle was also on Twitter attacking President Trump and asking his followers to donate to Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter.

Secondly, it’s NBCUniversal’s cable channels division has teamed up with progressive groups like the Anti-Defamation League, Civic Nation, and others for a social justice campaign called Erase the Hate

There’s no question that this campaign is meant to incite social tensions, but the company – being the liberal ideologues that they are – doesn’t seem too concerned.

 

 

In addition, they even got their year-old kids’ channel, Universal Kids, involved with the race-baiting. Talk about getting the young ones at an early age.

And finally, there’s the NBC family drama This Is Us going political in its third season. You may remember when, earlier this year, co-star Mandy Moore politicized the show by making it about the President, and now the writers have decided to finish the job. Whether or not it will lean left isn’t clear, but odds are it will indeed delve into far-left talking points.

So, from these instances alone, the battle lines have been drawn. Whether it may be motion pictures, “news,” or prime time, NBCUniversal has chosen sides, and that side is against anyone and everyone with a conservative or libertarian point of view. 

Keep that in mind next time you pay your Comcast cable bill or plan on going to any of the Universal Studios theme park destinations in Orlando or Los Angeles.


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