Identified as "one of the ten most important people in the media that nobody's ever met," Andrew Breitbart details why leftward-leaning Hollywood is dangerous for America and why the people who run it are "uninteresting," "vitriolic," and "vicious."
Segueing from Hollywood to the Internet, Breitbart explores why the right dominates talk radio and the left seems to do better on the Internet and how the decline of print media is changing the nature of the national political conversation.
Andrew Breitbart is an American publisher, commentator for the Washington Times, author, an occasional guest commentator on various news programs who has served as an editor for the Drudge Report website. He was a researcher for Arianna Huffington, and helped launch her website, The Huffington Post.
He currently runs his own news aggregation site, Breitbart.com, and five other websites: Breitbart.tv, Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism, and Big Peace.
He is the author of Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon -- The Case Against Celebrity.
Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits the Hoover Institution's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, "Uncommon Knowledge."
Robinson is also the author of three books: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life; It's My Party: A Republican's Messy Love Affair with the GOP; and the best-selling business book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA.
I too was a "C" student, and it also saved me from a lot of indoctrination. (Or is it that we didn't completely swallow it hook, line and sinker, that caused us to be "C" students?)
Question authority. Don't let either side of an issue get away with censoring you, or co-opting you.
Be yourself, even when the people who taught you to be yourself now despise you for following their advice!
Your arguement is bizarre and incoherent. If you are not going to watch an entire video, but give your unsolicited opinion on nothing in particular, you are sure to offer silly diatribes of this sort.
Right wing movies don't sell? How do you explain the success of "The Incredibles," "The Passion of the Christ," "Saving Private Ryan," "The Chronicles of Narnia," and too many others to mention. Take a look at the anti-Bush, anti-war films churned out by the left in Hollywood during Bush's term - they flopped completely. They were GARBAGE.
You did mention that you turned the interview off, and your comments demonstrate you have no idea what Mr. Breitbart was saying. Your comments as well as those from swampfox analayst (and to be honest almost every leftist on this site who reponds to concervative or libertarian speakers) are the same old, tired leftist line that "conservative=dumb, leftist=smart."
The great libertarian and conservative intellectuals of history have no leftist equals. The ideas of leftist intellectuals only work in theory, where no one gets hurt. Oncetheir ideas are actually tried, that's when the damage gets dne.
His remark about Obama isolating Limbaugh is laughable. Bill Maher, John Stewart and the like have been making fun of and pointing out the rediculousness of Limbaugh for decades. I think it's just another of a long line of right wing attempt at being the victim and living in fear. If conservatives want to make movies, then make them! The mormons have been pretty successful at at! Then maybe you can quit hacking up someone elses vision and art to satisfy your "moral" standard. I'm glad Fora posted this and I hope they don't take it down. Breitbart has a right to his opinion and everyone needs to know that this kind of mentality exists.
This was awful. I had to turn it off. The fact that he says that Hollywood is hurting American foreign policy is laughable. This is the only saving grace that America has had over the last 8 years.
You have to realize that socially a vast majority of the countries in the world are "left" of the standard US population and even Hollywood. Watch any foreign movie and find this out. If anything Hollywood is exporting right wing American values to a majority of nations.
I have a feeling while watching this that absolutely no research was put into this topic and they just winged it with the standard "the lefties control Hollywood" argument just like any anti-semetic would say the "Jews control the world.. etc.. etc." This vitriolic and completely unbased video is the worst thing I have ever seen on Fora. I feel stupid for having just watching the ten minutes I could stomache.
The other point that they completely missed was the fact that Hollywood is not bound to a single nation. A large number of participants wether they be actors, directors or screenwriters are from other nations. This means that this is a global conversation meant to be digested by the global citizen. Thus, their argument is baseless because the majority of the world isn't "right" minded and thus they (the right wind ) have little representation in Hollywood. It would be like a South American Pygmy arguing they aren't being fairly represented. Give me a break. The reason why right wing Hollywood doesn't work is because their movies don't sell. They are a niche market!
I vote this be pulled. God.. I have to hit myself in the head for the next twenty minutes.
You want the clip removed? Why? Because you think censorship is the best way to hide uncomfortable truths?
I can tell you that Breitbart is correct, and that there is most definitely a very strong socialist, anti-liberty, anti-American bias in this town. I hope that one day this will change, and I admire his efforts to help those of us who would like to see our values reflected in the movies and on television.
The thesis that the 'liberal media' is in control is repeated often, but Breitbart doesn't focus on specific examples. What movies are liberal and which conservative? What, in particular, makes the 'liberal media' more powerful, despite his assertion that it is unpersuasive? Even if George Soros was funding it all, the man's pockets are not deep for funding unprofitable enterprises (which are, by conventional conservative logic, productive and useful to society).
The host, to his discredit, simply acceded to his guest's claims, without challenging their basis in fact or their logical coherence, even when Breitbart's points were dubious, such as the assertion that the blogosphere is a highly coordinated system designed to suppress conservative viewpoints, citing the Swiftboat campaign, which was not suppressed, but rather attracted the sustained attention of the national media, contributing to Kerry's loss in 2004.
One gets the impression that Breitbart's points are supported solely by his certainty that he--and conservatism in general--is right.