One of Fox's plethora of culture war wedge issues is about how Hollywood is a bastion of liberals - a right wing meme that reached its height in the McCarthy era red baiting. And while those days are over, Fox, in an effort to keep hate alive, frequently lambastes those in Hollywood who hate Jesus and America. Last week, the patriots on Fox's "The Five" whined about supposed anti-military bias in this year's selection of Golden Globe nominees because the movies "Unbroken" and "American Sniper" were "snubbed." Eric Bolling whined about "liberal nutjobs" in Hollywood.Yet, Bolling and the gang don't seem to have any problem hanging with the Hollywood homies
As seen on their Facebook page, those on The Five didn't seem to have any problem having their pictures taken with celebrities at the 2012 White House Correspondent's Dinner. Check out Bolling with George Clooney. How bout Kimberly Guilfoyle and Andrea Tantaros with Kim Kardashian. Look at happily married Christian Bolling with his arm around super-model Elle Macpherson. Is that Sophia Vergara and Steven Spielberg whom I see with Guilfoyle. OMG do I see Tantaros and Guilfoyle with George Clooney who has Kimberly's arm around him? There's Andrea with Reese Witherspoon.
Gutfeld either snubbed the stars or nobody wanted to have their picture taken with him. The Facebook gallery features only one photo of Gutfeld, sporting quite the "Ed Grimley" coiffure, in front of ESPN's Erin Andrews who is paying absolutely no attention to him at all!
So The Five can talk the talk about the evils of Hollywood; but they just can't walk the walk!
And BTW - The Five spun their military movie snub narrative to fit their propaganda about how Hollywood is anti-military. Yet, there were other snubs including Chris Rock (Top Five), Kerry Washington (Scandal), and Quvenzhane Wallis (Annie). According to The Five's leap of logic, the Golden Globes must also have an anti-black bias!?
I’ll bet not only were the Foxies and the Hollywoodies friendly, it was the Foxies that sought selfies from the stars, as though there were no hard feelings after all the money Fox has made demonizing Hollywood. The stars are stuck, having to be polite in public. The point of the article is that Fox plays both sides of the fence, glamming with the stars while also damning them.
Shifting to Monday’s Five segment: watching “the Five” discuss torture WAS torture (at least in Cheney’s & Bolling’s preferred metaphoric sense). Dana Perino said it was “safe & rare”, which was later implicitly invalidated by Gutfield’s unchallenged advocacy of mutilation. Counsel Guilfoyle observed that the Constitution bars torture “for punishment” but supposedly leaves it open for abuse in interrogation Torture is far more reliable at getting people to lie than to tell the truth, but even if that were not the case, the only way torture could logically work is if it is perceived by the victim as punishment for not telling the truth. Putting it in the framework of an interrogation session does not make it something other than cruel and unusual punishment.