Guardian Gaslighting: Liberal Rag Denies Trump Followers Endure in HollywoodThe headline and subhead for a new Guardian column beggar perception.

See for your self:

Infinity tradition battle: what now for Trump’s Hollywood supporters?

From actor Jon Voight to Kirstie Alley, Trump’s celeb followers have declared battle on the left – and there’s little signal hostilities will finish quickly

The premise is absurd, contemplating how few Hollywood conservatives overtly assist Trump. It’s much more surreal understanding the trade punishes actors for being right-of-center, not to mention professional Trump.

Stars like Voight and James Woods echo Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and promote conspiracy theories, the writer argues. Has he learn any of Rob Reiner’s Tweets? John Cusacks?  Bette Midlers?

Subsequent, the article suggests Hollywood isn’t uniformly liberal, pointing to Republicans turned GOP politicians like Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The previous left workplace 32 years in the past, the latter 9.

Fairly well timed speaking level, no? Appears an vital a part of this dialog, no?

Hollywood conservatives worry skilled repercussions a lot they meet beneath a shroud of secrecy to maintain their careers intact. In the meantime, progressive stars publicly and proudly collect to assist Democratic candidates and causes sans repercussions. (Not there must be any, after all)

The Guardian piece rapidly abandons that actuality, although.

Woods in contrast being a conservative in Hollywood right now to the Blacklist period. The Guardian writer means that’s a nasty comparability as a result of no actor has been hauled off to jail for voting Trump.

Thank heavens for small favors!

Conservative actors simply lose gigs and, doubtlessly, their livelihoods, for agreeing with half the nation. Put down the pitchforks, people! Nothing to see right here.

The Guardian rallies much more proof in opposition to a Blacklist-like effort to oust Hollywood Trump supporters: Chris Pratt retains working.

Thoughts you, Pratt hasn’t stated a phrase about Trump, or the GOP, throughout his profession. He’s apolitical to the core. What does he say on social media? He shares his Christian religion in a optimistic, inclusive manner.

The writer segues to the center of the article. Does Hollywood blacklist conservatives?

He brings up how conservatives really feel they’ve a goal on their again within the trade, one cause some created the Mates of Abe group. The key society gave closeted Hollywood conservatives an opportunity to mingle, community and extra.

Hollywood conservatives worry skilled repercussions a lot they meet beneath a shroud of secrecy to maintain their careers intact. In the meantime, progressive stars publicly and proudly collect to assist Democratic candidates and causes sans repercussions. (Not there must be any, after all)

The Guardian piece rapidly abandons that actuality, although.

Woods in contrast being a conservative in Hollywood right now to the Blacklist period. The Guardian writer means that’s a nasty comparability as a result of no actor has been hauled off to jail for voting Trump.

Thank heavens for small favors!

Conservative actors simply lose gigs and, doubtlessly, their livelihoods, for agreeing with half the nation. Put down the pitchforks, people! Nothing to see right here.

The Guardian rallies much more proof in opposition to a Blacklist-like effort to oust Hollywood Trump supporters: Chris Pratt retains working.

Thoughts you, Pratt hasn’t stated a phrase about Trump, or the GOP, throughout his profession. He’s apolitical to the core. What does he say on social media? He shares his Christian religion in a optimistic, inclusive manner.

Oh, and he’s an avid hunter. These are his “thought crimes,” and but he’s much more indeniable proof that no Blacklist 2.0 exists.

It’s bizarre that the writer neglects to call examine Antonio Sabato, Jr. The actor says his career came to a screeching halt after supporting Trump.

“I needed to promote every little thing … I needed to pay all my money owed. I used to be blacklisted. All my representatives left me, from brokers to managers to industrial brokers. I actually needed to transfer, discover a new job to outlive and handle my children. It’s been horrible. It’s mind-blowing. It’s a shame. It’s powerful, as a result of if you happen to’re in that surroundings in Hollywood and you’ve got one thing to say that they don’t like, they’re going to let you realize.”

The article really will get worse from right here.

We then get a superb, quaint “nameless supply” which in right now’s journalism period are completely reliable.

One unbiased producer I spoke with advised me it was the left who had been extra more likely to be silenced. “The reality is lots of the pinnacle honchos are conservative and Republicans. Even when they don’t love Trump, they’ve all the ability, so it’s the folks under who should shut up.”

Actually? Which left-leaning star has been punished of late for sharing liberal views? And which Hollywood “head honchos” are producing, creating or selling something remotely right-of-center? Comic Michael Loftus acquired shot down for daring to suggest a fair-and-balanced comedy talk show.

Absurd.

Subsequent, the writer checks in with far-left movie critic Glenn Kenny, who says, “Jon Voight is working comparatively constantly for an 81-year-old. However, like each different Republican, Voight loooooves to complain.”

Kenny clearly missed these inconvenient truths:

  • Conservative comedian Steve McGrew lost a prime Las Vegas gig for supporting President Trump.
  • “Will & Grace” stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack publicly stated they wouldn’t work with Trump supporters … earlier than blowback from even some liberals induced them to stroll it again.
  • Comedian Jimmy Yang recalled a casting director stated she wouldn’t hire someone in the event that they supported the GOP.
  • Tim Allen joked that being a conservative in Hollywood is like being Jewish in Germany within the Nineteen Thirties. ABC subsequently canceled his highly-rated sitcom, “Final Man Standing,” that includes Allen’s right-of-center character. The present went over to FOX the place it ran for 3 extra profitable seasons.
  • Woods, certainly one of Hollywood’s higher actors, got cut loose by his agent for strictly political causes: “It’s the 4th of July and I’m feeling patriotic. I don’t need to characterize you anymore. I imply I may go on a rant however you realize what I’d say,” the agent crowed on the time.
  • Right here’s what The Hollywood Reporter shared about Trump supporters in Hollywood previous to the 2016 election: “Whereas THR spoke to dozens of Trump voters, few wished to announce their assist, citing their want to keep away from backlash from co-workers. One make-up artist, for instance, says longtime shoppers stopped hiring her after studying she was a Republican.”
  • Director John Sullivan stated crew members on “2016: Obama’s America” worked under pseudonyms for worry of profession backlash.

It’s seemingly the tip of the Blacklist 2.0 iceberg. This reporter has spoken to a number of right-leaning stars over time who requested me to not share their political opinions for worry of reprisal. Plus, conservative stars say it’s usually laborious to know precisely why they don’t land a component.

Does anybody doubt the Voights and Woods of the world lose loads of juicy roles for being on the Proper?

Not Orson Beane. The late actor and raconteur described what occurred to him when his family ties to conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart became public.

Effectively. No person is aware of if being a conservative, attending an FOA assembly, has an impact on hiring or not. However the reality is, that after my three seasons on Determined Housewives, I’ve barely labored, and that coincides with folks studying my politics and realizing Andrew Breitbart, whom I cherished a lot, was my son-in-law.

The article admits one MAGA supporter acquired canceled — Roseanne Barr — “whose comeback present was cancelled after a racist tweet about former White Home adviser Valerie Jarrett. However Barr herself apologised for her tweet, blaming Ambien for the “joke.”

Sure, one terrible Tweet did Barr’s profession in. She misplaced her job, her signature present and any likelihood at a profession revival. Her firing happened two years ago. What number of Hollywood gigs has she landed since then?

In the meantime, far-left celebrities routinely, and that’s not hyperbole, want demise on President Trump and various GOP members. Ellen Barkin hoped disgraced comedian Louis C.Ok. would be raped and shot. Singer Noah Cyrus known as a black feminine conservative the same slur that ended Don Imus’ radio profession in 2007.

Barr’s Tweet was gross and racist, however she rapidly apologized and had a protracted monitor document of not simply supporting black writers however paving a path for future feminine comics.

In the meantime, Nick Cannon shared anti-Semitic, anti-white rhetoric earlier this yr and by no means misplaced a “Masked Singer” paycheck.

The Guardian can lean as left because it desires however denying actuality is hardly a liberal worth.

[Cross-posted from Hollywood in Toto.]