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The 3 Reasons Why Hollywood Is So Liberal

by Christopher N. Malagisi

It seems like every TV awards show these days – the Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Tonys, etc. – shows I used to enjoy and look forward to, are filled with liberals constantly spewing liberal propaganda.  The political nature of these shows used to be limited to one outrageous comment or diatribe here or there, but it has steadily increased and become more visceral and brutal in recent years.

For such behavior, these celebrities are rewarded with diminishing award show ratings each and every year, like the Emmys this past weekend.  Instead of moderating their political posturing during these shows to appeal to a more broad-based audience and help grow their profit margins, they instead rail against the very people who watch their TV shows and movies.  In any other industry, this would be considered industrial suicide.

Hollywood scratches their collective heads and wonders why their hubris is not praised and rewarded by all.  They are celebrities after all – the “right” people with the “right” views, the modern gods of our celebrity-obsessed culture we live in today.  It’s clear though they just don’t care what more than half of America thinks, and are unwilling to try and understand why they couldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton, and instead voted for Donald Trump.

Let me say at the outset that I believe all Americans have the right to their opinions and should be able to express them, whether you’re a “celebrity” or not.  This is one of the cherished hallmarks of our democracy.  And there are many wonderful people in the entertainment industry that may pursue political activity with good intentions.  Furthermore, I recognize that not everyone in the industry is liberal.  Many of the tech and supporting crews may not share the same views as the actors they work with.  But its undeniable that Hollywood political posturing is overwhelmingly liberal.

So how did Hollywood become so politically liberal and detached from mainstream America?

Hollywood is politically liberal due to three reasons.  First, they are not political scientists and economists; they’re actors and actresses.  They’re not recognized or rewarded in their industry for their knowledge of Keynes or Hayek, or of Paine or Burke.  They’re talented because they have a unique gift in the theater arts and bring to life stories and characters in books or manuscripts.

Since many of them live and work in the land of “make-believe,” many find themselves yearning for more relevance or fulfillment in real life.  Call it liberal guilt but many believe that because they make so much money and have so much influence, they should use their fame to give something back to the world.  A noble cause – yes.  But like any industry, they find themselves limited to the groupthink that dominates its industry circles.

That leads me to the second reason they are liberals – groupthink.  The hierarchy of the entertainment industry is made up of powerful liberal executives that make and break careers for these people.  Unlike other industries, you’re legally allowed to be refused a job based on your skin color, race, sex, political affiliation, or ethnicity, and there’s nothing they can do about it.

If you do not comply with the political zeitgeist, you will be ostracized from the industry.  Just ask Stacey Dash, the famous Hollywood actress who was blacklisted because she tweeted out support for Mitt Romney in 2012.  She wrote about it in her tell-all book There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative.

Or look what happened this year when Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing TV show, which regularly praised Republicans and conservative heroes, like Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater, was abruptly cancelled.  It was the #2 comedy on ABC, but after Trump won the 2016 election, the show was mysteriously cancelled.  When asked about the politics behind it, ABC execs gave a very cagey response to media inquiries.

The third and probably most important reason Hollywood has become more liberal is because of the transition of university film and theater studies programs emphasizing more subjective determination, rather than objective realization of art, or aesthetics.  Stick with me here!

Aesthetics is the set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art.  In the last two generations though, film schools and theater studies programs have shifted their focus from universal understandings of classical beauty, to a more post-modern subjectivity.

Instead of art revealing beauty in the classical objective sense (meaning we can ascertain shared universal forms of beauty), art has been reduced to only a subjective view or outcome (meaning that beauty can be discerned only by the individual, or that art is determined “art” by the artist alone).  The latter can be gruesomely seen in Darren Aronofsky’s new movie mother!.

This is important to understand as the switch from objective to subjective determinism of art opens the door to politics or the current zeitgeist.  Art merely becomes a tool to advance a political agenda or identity politics.  Liberals tend to see the world through this lens and have been sacrificing the means for a desired politically motivated ends.

Don’t believe me, remember the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, the HBO Confederate show controversy, and even TV actress Issa Rae saying the night of the Emmys that she hopes only black people win?  It would also allow a mediocre show like The Handmaid’s Tale (yeah, I said it) to win the Best TV Drama Series award because it was considered to be the anti-Trump show of the year.  (This is Us, Better Call Saul, Westworld, and Stranger Things were all robbed, but that’s for another article!).

Not only does it just make bad art, bad movies, and bad TV shows, but it could be dangerous to a free and open society.  Tucker Carlson did a great segment on the inherent dangers of this.

No doubt there are probably more intrinsic reasons why Hollywood is so liberal today, but consumers and conservatives do have a choice.  Those that weave the hand of power in what we watch, hear, and read, will continue to influence our culture.  If you want to begin to change this, you need to vote with your feet, wallet, and remote control.


To learn more about Hollywood’s abuses, read Ben Shapiro’s Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans.


  1. Mary ann

    They make me sick Hollywood take your guns away and your walls down see how we the people feel

    October 5, 2017,6:11 pm

  2. Oat 60

    They’re disgusting.

    September 26, 2017,12:51 pm

  3. Brenda Hatfield

    Except trump’s NEVER been a star, haha, ugly racist mofo that he is

    September 25, 2017,10:49 pm

  4. Brenda Hatfield

    Everything you just described, Buck Stearns, describes trump EXACTLY!!!!!!!

    September 25, 2017,10:48 pm

  5. Buck Stearns

    Stated another way, they are arrogant, overpaid, silly, politically naive, narcissistic, immature brats in no ways the caliber of the stars of the 30s, 40s, & 50s.

    September 25, 2017,9:31 pm

  6. Brenda Hatfield

    They are liberal because they are “sane” and “intelligent” and care about people. Unlike conservative hypocrites, just saying. And if you don’t like them, DON’T WATCH. I DON’T THINK ANY LIBERAL OUT THERE CARES!

    September 25, 2017,8:15 pm

  7. Kevin Burns

    I’m buying into your assertion that the Liberal Executives control the arts with a heavy hand but what I’m not agreeing with is this objective vs. subjective determination of beauty…… At the age of 66 I remember a phrase used by the adults at the time of my youth – “Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder”….. There is no objective/subjective application here……

    September 25, 2017,12:01 pm

  8. Marty Conomos

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    September 24, 2017,3:10 pm

  9. Marty Conomos

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    September 24, 2017,2:09 pm

  10. Marty Conomos

    ANTIFA DEMANDS MONEY FROM SOROS who is Hillary’s son in law’s uncle. And has his hands in all our media.
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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/7/george-soros-gave-246-million-partners-womens-marc/ MASTER OF CHAOS Master of CHAOS when it happens he makes money big time & so does the corrupt DNC this monster is their PUPPET MASTER. They want TPP & sunk a lot of money into it that’s why they are fighting Trump like a bunch of RABID HYENAS. TPP is a thousand times worst then Clinton’s NAFTA that was the beginning of the end of JOBS & growth in America. He buses and pays these violent protesters & CAIR a muslim brotherhood org defends them if they are arrested. He gave HC 7 million & expected her to win. He has a warrant for his arrest in Europe Russia & his radical orgs are banned in Hungary. https://youtu.be/Sq3YihX8X3k

    Trump was right ****George Soros who is Hillary’s son in laws uncle*** & is funding numerous protests and owns over 200 radical orgs. He broke the Bank in the UK, Hungary bands him from the country Russia has a warrant for him DEAD OR ALIVE The organizations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIxhcvBbty8
    PROTESTERS ADMIT Soros pays them. BHO & HRC are in on it too. The DNC aids & abets this criminal who has warrant for his arrest in Europe for creating CHAOS with protests, manipulating the Banks and Hedge funds HRC & BHO aids & abets this criminal

    September 24, 2017,1:56 pm

  11. Marty Conomos

    IF YOUR WONDERING HOW IT”S KEPT OUT OR PUT INTO THE MEDIA READ THIS IF YOU HAD A HUNCH THE NEWS SYSTEM WAS SOMEWHAT RIGGED AND YOU COULDN’T PUT YOUR FINGER ON IT, THIS MIGHT HELP YOU SOLVE THE PUZZLE. ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser. CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications. ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides. And now you know why it is no surprise the media usually goes very easy on Hillary’s & Obama’s many errors. Update 2 left Ya think there might be a little bias in the news?

    September 24, 2017,1:51 pm

  12. John Doe


    September 23, 2017,10:29 pm

  13. John Doe

    to Brenda Hatfield( I hope you are not a decendant of the inbred clans of the Hatfield-McCoys of 80 years ago):

    Trump does NOT suck – Hillary should have sucked…LOL.

    Yes, you poverty-broke do-anything-for-a-hit-of-meth scum do outnumber those with the MONEY But here is where Hollywood will either go extinct( my hope) or get with the program: woo back us with the MONEY. If they continue the path I hope they do, Hollywood will be broke/history 25 years or less. If they get a clue, they can recover. I have not been to a movie in 6 months and I am a somebody on IMDB that is all I will say for now.

    If you think Trump is a bad conservative: look up the Russian-Jews who created Hollywood-land 1895 – 1910. WHITE Jews with the money. The ladies HAD to be pretty, and all others towed the lines. Or else. This film TV business is NOT an inclusice one nor should it be. The Spike Lees, Oprahs, Whoopies, Chers of the world should give back all the money to those who funded their careers: WHITEY!

    As for you: I hope you pick the safest Meth dealer south of Sunset so you don’t OD to read my post. Then you can “Off yourself”.

    September 23, 2017,10:28 pm

  14. Ivy Rivard

    Oh Brenda,Brenda,Hateful Brenda.This is your site to troll and drool your idiot libtard rhetoric.Get a clue.Go rant on a libtard site.You are neither convincing nor intelligent.Buzz off.

    September 23, 2017,10:12 pm

  15. Jane

    Well written John! And Terry, just think, every morning Brenda has to wake to the fact that President Trump beat Hillary even with all the fraud she and her supporters engaged in.

    September 23, 2017,8:28 pm

  16. Jerrie

    Well written, John! My sentiments exactly.
    Brenda, I hope you’re paying attention, and for God’s sake STOP WHINING!

    September 23, 2017,6:20 pm

  17. Terry

    Brenda Hatfield, if you libernazi’s did out number conservatives. Why even after votes by the walking DEAD, illegals and multiple voter FRAUD, did you libernazi’s lose last November 8th 2016. If what you say were true. Then why isn’t Waddle the Hutt Clinton and her woman abuser husband Slick Willy not sitting in the White House now ?

    September 23, 2017,6:11 pm

  18. Paul

    John gets the Pulitzer Prize.

    Brenda take a ride to shithole Hollywood where people may care about your issues.

    September 23, 2017,5:50 pm

  19. Timothy Yorgan

    Hollywood died when it stopped attempting to reflect life and started telling us how our lives should be lived, using their political and sexual morays. We’ve rejected them so, like typical socialists, they posture themselves as superior intellects, and we?, well, we’re unable to grasp the “big picture” and should still look to them as that far and unattainable ideal that they are.

    September 23, 2017,2:20 pm

  20. Tom Lee

    Bravo, John! You hit the mark. Thank you!

    September 23, 2017,2:16 pm

  21. Tom Lee

    The boycott of Holywood has already taking it’s toll on box office receipts due to lack of attendance. Hollywood profits are down and they scratch their collective head blaming it on some unrelated issue. By the time they figure it out their hubris will have made it too late.

    September 23, 2017,2:01 pm

  22. John

    Dear Hollywood celebrities,
    It’s time to wake up now. Get this! The only reason you exist is for my entertainment. Some of you are beautiful. Some of you can deliver a line with such conviction that you bring tears to my eyes. Some of you are so convincing that you scare the crap out of me. And others are so funny you can make me laugh uncontrollably.
    But you all have one thing in common. You only exist and have a place in my world to entertain me. That’s it. Nothing else!
    You make your living pretending to be someone else. You play dress-up like a 5-year-old. Your world is a make believe world. It is not real. It doesn’t exist. You live for the camera while the rest of us live in the real world. Your entire existence depends on my patronage. I crank the organ grinder, and you dance.
    Therefore, I don’t care where you stand on issues. Honestly, your opinion means nothing to me. Just because you had a lead role in a movie about prostitution doesn’t mean you know what it’s like to be a prostitute. Your view matters far less to me than that of a someone living in Timbuktu .
    Believe me or not, the hard truth is that you aren’t real. I turn off my TV or shut down my computer, and you cease to exist. Once I am done with you, I go back to the real world until I want you to entertain me again.
    I don’t care that you think BP executives deserve the death penalty. I don’t care what you think about the environment. I don’t care if you believe fracking is bad. I don’t care if you call for more gun control. I don’t care if you believe in catastrophic human-induced global warming. And I could care less that you supported Hillary for President. Get back into your bubble. I’ll let you know when I’m in the mood for something pretty or scary or funny.
    And one other thing. What was with all this “I’ll leave the country if Donald Trump wins”? Don’t you know how stupid that made you sound? What did you think my reaction was going to be? I better not vote for Trump or we’ll lose Whoopi Goldberg? Al Sharpton? Amy Schumer? Leave. I don’t care! And don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.
    Make me laugh. Make me cry. Even scare me. But realize this, the only words of yours that matter are scripted — just like your pathetic little lives. I may agree with some of you from time to time, but in the final analysis, it doesn’t matter. In my world, you exist solely for my entertainment.

    So, shut your pie hole and dance, monkey, DANCE!

    September 23, 2017,1:57 pm

  23. Tom Lee

    Sure sounds like Brenda Hatfield is an expert on sucking.

    September 23, 2017,1:52 pm

  24. Adrianna Wood

    Liberals are whining little babies who lost the election with a criminal candidate, so they kick and scream like little children throwing a temper tantrum. They truly seem to be mentally ill , why else would you want to bring a death cult into your country that rapes and beats women and children. and murders people in the name of their demonic god. Liberals are totally anti American and really should leave the country and not come back!

    September 23, 2017,1:37 pm

  25. tony


    September 23, 2017,1:27 pm

  26. Mar King

    Hollywood elite stay were you are no one cares what you say politians are mostly corrput correct Hillary

    September 21, 2017,4:29 pm

  27. Daniel Burgess

    Brenda if they where bashing liberals all the time you would be crying.

    September 21, 2017,11:42 am

  28. Brenda Hatfield


    September 20, 2017,5:10 pm

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