Conservative Artists Should Stand Tall

They can't 'battle this state of affairs with silence' in Hollywood
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2008 5:57 PM CDT
Mel Gibson smiles after accepting the Chairman's Visionary Award during the first annual Latino Global Business Conference and Digital Expo in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.    (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – There are conservatives in Hollywood, writes Andrew Klavan in the Washington Post. Unfortunately, they are all tip-toeing and cowering, afraid of being dismissed by liberals who run the town—and it’s time that stopped. Liberal values pervade TV and movies, and not just in message films. It is artistic gospel that American might is sinister, Christians "intolerant," housewives "desperate," and corporations "evil."

“The depiction of reality is considered immoral and distortion becomes an act of political virtue,” Klavan writes. In Tinseltown, Islamo-fascism is always balanced by Western evil (as in The Kingdom or Iron Man), and promiscuous pregnancies are "romantic or funny" (as in Juno), not tragic and economically debilitating. “Conservative artists can't battle this state of affairs with silence or secrecy,” Klavan writes. “They must create.”