I'M GLAD SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT – AT 10:32 A.M. ET: We go from possible war with Iran to some awards in Hollywood. Sounds trivial, but it isn't, for Hollywood is one of the major elements in shaping what's left of our culture. And Hollywood, part of the mainstream media, is stuck in a left-wing lock-grip. From Fox:
Did the Emmys snub Kelsey Grammer because he’s a Republican?
That’s what the actor told Jay Leno on the ‘Tonight Show’ on Wednesday night.
After asking him questions about an early stand-up routine and his first tattoo, Leno brought up the Emmys, which air in September.
“Now explain something to me, you get a Golden Globe for ‘Boss,’ but you don’t even get an Emmy nomination,” Leno asked.
“Yeah, its hard to figure,” Grammer said. “It may have to do with several things, honestly, but I think it’s possible, I mean, I am a, I’m a declared out of the closet Republican in Hollywood.”
Light applause rippled through the audience and Leno emitted a comic gasp.
“Do I believe it’s possible that some young person, young voting actor, or even older voting member for the Emmys, would sit there and go, ‘Yeah, that’s a great performance, but oooooh, I just hate everything he stands for?’” Grammer asked hypothetically, before answering with sarcasm: “I don’t believe that’s possible.”
Leno pointed out Grammer was no stranger to winning Emmys, having won for his work on “Cheers” and “Frasier.”
Grammer explained that it was only after his last win did it become known he was a member of the GOP.
“Just after that last [Emmy win], I became (a Republican),” he said.
COMMENT: No way of proving it, of course, but I wouldn't be surprised. I myself faced political correctness in Hollywood, and you have no idea how vicious it can be. It's a modern witch-hunt in an industry in which most people live in fear.
The left, which controls Hollywood, is protected by the term "McCarthyism." It's thrown at anyone who criticizes them or tries to expose leftist control. And yet, McCarthyism is exactly what that crowd practices.
I think, by the way, there are some fair-minded people in Holywood, and many don't take much interest in an artist's political views. But some do, as some do in publishing. You either have to shut up or avoid them.
August 16, 2012