Once Hollywood is eagerly chewing up and regurgitating White House talking points like a mama bird feeding us, its innocent little chicks, where does it end?
Will Hans Moleman on “The Simpsons” tell us all about how ObamaCare got him free Lasik? Will Barney from “How I Met Your Mother” stroll in the room to say, “I got six babes knocked up last year and I’m still not a daddy! Thank you Mr. President!”
Here I’ll just pause to remind the entertainment industry that it has about half the approval rating of the NRA. (In January, at the peak of NRA attacks, the gun-rights group had a 44% favorability score as against 24% for the entertainment industry, an NBC News/WSJ poll found).
Nor is pushing politics a winning business model: In the last frenzy of Hollywood propaganda, during the mid-2000s peak of Bush Derangement Syndrome, we were treated to such dismal and didactic Iraq War dramas as “Lions for Lambs” (final gross: $15 million), “In the Valley of Elah” ($6.8 million) and “Grace Is Gone” ($51,000 — that’s right, thousand, as in “less than the cost of the Evian they drank on the set”).