Liberal Hollywood runs on money. The “art” of imagining what will hook both investors and consumers. Hollywood is what makes our culture – has made our culture – for nearly a century. This November we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of the what was built on hard work and “manifest destiny” and the beginning of the culture of modern make-believe.
It is no surprise that Hollywood is liberal. That the “entertainment” industry and its media sidekicks are the Democrat Party’s most consistent donors.
From that perfectly “sincere” smile to his well-manicured toenails, Senator Cory Booker is a media darling. Hollywood sees nothing wrong in the importation of women (“for a friend”) or in exchanging luxuries for “help” (“for a friend”)… and so Hollywood sees nothing wrong with Senator Bob Menendez.
And Hollywood just adores that weasel class of ex-bureaucrats with Hollywood manufactured “back stories” who now menace New Jersey’s voters… Andy “winner of the hot cross bun, with bar” Kim, Tommy (him pretty) Malinowski, and Mikie Sherrill. BTW, “Mikie” is Hollywood for “Rebecca Michelle”. Aside from the ubiquitous “AKAs” employed by the criminal class, apparently the two careers for which a change of name is accepted practice are Hollywood and politics.
Among the latest Hollywood icons felled by the #MeToo movement is one of its prominent feminist leaders (who is alleged to have seduced a teenaged boy). No, it wasn’t her student and she isn’t a member of the NEA.
Then there are the two LGBT activists who drugged and raped another man. Prior to this they were famous for having been “married” by no less than far-Left U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. According to the New York media, the rape was “violent”. One of those names came up as a contributor to our old pal Andy Kim, a candidate for Congress in South Jersey. You need to check it out Andy and make sure it’s not the guy accused of rape. See buddy, we’re giving you a heads-up (that’s the kind of sob’s we are).
We kid with Andy about him winning the “hot cross bun, with bar” because he got a civilian award from a famous general. No, it wasn’t as important an award as the one the general’s mistress got… or as big a deal as the one the general gave to his other gal pal. But hey, that shit probably wasn’t worth it anyway, so we’re just happy you got your handshake and photograph. It’s all cool.
As the list of fat donors to the Democrat Party and its candidates felled by the #MeToo movement has rotted and eaten through the Democrats’ hegemony in Hollywood, their sidekicks in the media have largely looked the other way. The Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran has, once again yesterday, used his newspaper’s editorial pages as an in-kind contribution to Democrats on the ballot this year.
“Impeach, condemn, then execute” seems to be Tom Moran’s and the Star-Ledger’s message – for both the President and congressional Republicans – but that’s not how it used to be. We remember finding stuff like this in the Ledger…
“Kenneth Starr, meat-ax in hand, is entering the critical and, let's hope, final stages of his rugged surgery to transform Bill Clinton's image from cut-up to criminal. He must also change the country's mind-set from so-what shrugs to gasps of begone. It may take some doing.”
“Most members of Congress from New Jersey would like to hear more facts and less speculation in judging the allegations facing President Clinton, but U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said he's heard enough. Lautenberg, the state's senior Democrat, said he was satisfied with Clinton's denials… ‘I believe him,’ he said.”
Ah, now that was journalism. Not what you get today…
“Dramatic, split-screen findings of criminality by President Trump's ex-lawyer and his former campaign chair this week… Both will probably go to prison, and testimony also implicates Trump in a serious crime… two women who said they had affairs with Trump… it's a felony, a final insult from a man who rose to power on a promise to drain the swamp, but instead gave it over to even bigger gang of grifters, including himself.”
“Robert Mueller, whose job it is to sort through all this stink, is pursuing his own investigation of potential collusion by the Trump administration in Russia's hacking of our 2016 election… But if the president committed election fraud, it rises to the level of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ and is therefore an impeachable offense.”
“Once again, the focus turns to our own squirming GOP representatives, and we hear crickets. None would say on Wednesday what they will do to ensure that Congress investigates this; not even two newcomers running for office… Not only have they done absolutely nothing to curb Trump's swampy behavior, as he brazenly profits off his public office and invites serious conflicts of interest; all five -- including three seeking re-election -- helped to cover up any crimes…”
Wow… Trump is a criminal, all Republicans are criminals… even the ones not yet in office!
This is certainly a change in tune for a newspaper that defended Hillary Clinton’s monetization of the Office of the Secretary of State, or that never asked how Bill Clinton, who entered national office a rather economically challenged man, left office decidedly well-off and who has gone on to amass a fortune worth more than $100 million. Grifters? Conflicts of interest? Crickets, Mr. Moran… crickets?
In fairness to Tom Moran, this editorial came out after a particularly eventful lunch (one with which his very white gut couldn’t cope) leading to a three hour long stream of consciousness, during which his screed was composed. In future, remember this, and don’t fault the man. Fault his bowels.
To close on an up-note, the Star-Ledger suggested we look to the leadership of the great and the good… that godfather of a family of saints – priests even – the incorruptible Pascrells. So what did godfather, Congressman Bill Pascrell, have to tell us about President Trump? That his family was part of the swamp? Too close to bad people? Conflicted? A crook? “I’m the face of Democrat Party reform,” says the godfather. Indeed. A monograph is long overdue, charting that family’s financial progress, as godfather made his way up the greasy pole of political advancement. The face of sweetness and light. Indeed.
We appreciated him more when he was a little less full of shit, considering the fate of President Clinton…
“Democrat Bill Pascrell Jr. said Clinton's admissions were ‘painful to all of us,’ and added he hoped ‘we can soon put this behind us.’ But he said he could not second guess what Starr would eventually report to Congress. ‘I'll keep an open mind if I'm called to make a decision in my official capacity.’”
Yes, “an open mind” – good idea. You do that. Keep an open mind.