Thursday on ABC’s The View, Scandal actress Kerry Washington appeared briefly to discuss the popular show’s final season. The show’s writers, along with Washington herself, have been outspoken critics of President Trump as well as advocates for abortion and Hillary Clinton. So the hosts were overjoyed with the opportunity to get their like-minded liberal guest to spout off on Trump and Republicans.
Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is a moral organization that saves lives, according to fans in Hollywood. And no, it’s not “speaking in opposites” day. On Sunday, Scandal star Tony Goldwyn publicized his support of America’s largest abortion provider. At Paleyfest, an entertainment media conference located in Los Angeles, Goldwyn wore a golden pin for “lifesaving” Planned Parenthood.
Scandal star Kerry Washington will help produce an upcoming film grappling with abortion – adding to her history of pushing the topic in Hollywood. On Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Washington will serve as co-producer for a Warner Brothers film adaptation of The Mothers, a New York Times best-seller by Brit Bennet. The star’s production company confirmed the news, tweeting, “so excited.”
HBO should stand for History Bungling Office. Over and over again, they have abused their disclaimer that “This film is a fact-based dramatization.” They re-litigated Al Gore’s 2000 “victory” in Recount. They viciously cartooned Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential candidacy in Game Change. Now they’re smearing Clarence Thomas as a pervert and painting Anita Hill as a saint of sexual harassment in Confirmation.
The makers of this “fact-based” movie claim it’s balanced. Baloney. The advertisements give away the game. Over the face of actress (and executive producer) Kerry Washington playing St. Anita are the words “It only takes one voice to change history.”
In the sixth segment in less than two weeks promoting HBO’s movie rehash of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, on Tuesday’s NBC Today, weatherman Al Roker spoke to the stars of the film and proclaimed: “Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill are back in the headlines thanks to Confirmation. It’s a dramatized version of the controversial Senate hearings, premiering this week on HBO.”
In a stunning moment on Friday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer actually pressed liberal actress Kerry Washington – starring in HBO’s new film on the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings – on whether the biopic was really just a piece of “political propaganda.”
It’s a given that the majority of Hollywood’s top stars are outspoken liberals. But this year, a few celebrities in particular made the media go ga-ga (and conservatives groan) over their pushy politics and their perpetual time in the spotlight.
The Hollywood Left just can’t resist shoving its anti-conservative invective into prime time TV shows, even an over-the-top, melodramatic soap-opera with ludicrous plots like ABC’s Washington, DC-set Scandal, which has its season finale at 10 PM EDT/PDT tonight.
On last week’s episode, a lead character ominously warned that if the current Vice President, a conservative woman Republican, made it to the Oval Office, she “and her conservative overlords” will impinge on “the rights” of African-Americans and raise the specter of the devil.