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Friday, February 25, 2005

Faux News vs. Hollywood

FAUX News is at it again. This time the blatantly pro-Republican news organization has released a poll purporting to claim that "there is widespread agreement that Hollywood is out of touch with Americans" - to the tune that seven out of ten Americans think that Tinseltown doesn't "share their values."

I bring this up because I heard it mentioned on KLBJ's morning drive show, where one of the commentators, former APD Sergeant Sam Cox, suggested that the average gross of films these days was down and that this might have something to do with it, bringing up the example of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."

Now, assuming for the sake of argument that a) Fox hasn't been oversampling Republicans the way Gallup tends to, and b) that today's films low box office grosses are indeed a result of the feelings represented in this poll and not simply a reflection of Hollywood following the RIAA's example of mass-producing formulaic derivitives of proven successes, what would satisfy these hypothetical Americans? Movies about "heroic Christians" bombing "Satanic" abortion clinics or butchering suspected homosexuals? Flicks featuring Muslims being stuffed into the ovens of our own Auschwitz as flag-fondling "patriots" leer at them? What?

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