Despite their popularity as entertainers, these performers maintain at best a love-hate relationship with the general public (and feed innumerable tabloids with lurid tales of their personal problems), so their endorsements of candidates mean almost nothing. Moreover, movies long ago ceased functioning as a unifying celebration of populist values and now serve a primarily youthful niche market. Even box-office blockbusters typically draw only seven million or eight million people on their opening weekends--less than half the number who listen to Rush Limbaugh in any given week.
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Hollywood's FU to Mainstream America
Great piece in today's WSJ by movie reviewer Michael Medved (Bad News For Democrats) who obviously puts his "right" thinking ahead of what the celebrity political intelligencia whose movies he reviews will think of him for it.