“There are many other people in the entertainment industry who say they do not feel free to express their views. They describe themselves as Hollywood’s only persecuted minority, victims of what one writer called REVERSE MCCARTHYISM.”
( “Hidden Hollywood” by Alessandra Stanley, published : May 31, 1992 )
“As long as you say the ‘correct kind’ of things and make the ‘correct kind’ of friends, you will be just fine.
EVEN IF YOU DEDICATED DECADES OF HARD WORK TO AN INDUSTRY YOU LOVE, YOU DON’T HAVE THE LUXURY OF EXPRESSING A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT.
Lest you’re willing to face the consequences. It’s REVERSE MCCARTHYISM.
If you’re a liberal in Hollywood who happens to have the ‘correct kind’ of opinions, then congratulations! You can speak whatever you want and whenever you want with little to no repercussions.
If you’re a conservative in Hollywood who happens to have some ‘incorrect’ opinions, then watch it! You’d better keep your mouth shut unless you want to lose your job.
THE P.C. POLICE IS WATCHING YOU.”
( “REVERSE MCCARTHYISM : Hollywood Republicans Forced To Hide Their Political Beliefs” by Millennial With A Spine, posted March 14, 2016 )
“The harsh truth is that there is REVERSE MCCARTHYISM going on in the entertainment industry.
Remember that in the 1950s, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy started accusing people in Hollywood of being communist. That led to a BLACKLIST where people were not hired because McCarthy smeared them.
It seems ANTI-TRUMP ZEALOTS may be doing the same thing.
If you are a Trump supporter, you are ( considered ) a bad person. And a number of entertainers believe their careers will be harmed should they associate with the new Trump administration.”
( “Donald Trump’s Inauguration” by Bill O’Reilly, The O’Reilly Factor, http://www.foxnews.com : January 4, 2017 )
“The term MCCARTHYISM has routinely been used in a generic sense to refer to the practice of making public accusations of subversion without evidence to substantiate the allegations. This is particularly true in the present day when the term is used to refer to the stifling of contrary political viewpoints and marginalizing of an individual or group from society.
THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST, which is often associated with MCCARTHYISM, embodied a policy of denying employment to entertainment professionals because of their alleged sympathies with or membership in the Communist Party.
It turns out that not only is Bill O’Reilly’s use of the term REVERSE MCCARTHYISM accurate, numerous prospective performers for the Trump inauguration recently experienced first-hand the repercussions of THIS NEW VERSION OF THE BLACKLIST.”
( “Hollywood Reveals True Self With New McCarthyism” by James Hirsen, www.newsmax.com : January 17, 2017 )