REVERSE MCCARTHYISM

“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 )

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