Skip to comments.Washington Compost: Shut down all police movies and TV shows. Now.
Posted on 06/04/2020 7:48:09 PM PDT by EdnaMode
Like many other industries, entertainment companies have issued statements of support for the protests against racism and police brutality now filling Americas streets. But theres something Hollywood can do to put its money where its social media posts are: immediately halt production on cop shows and movies and rethink the stories it tells about policing in America.
For a century, Hollywood has been collaborating with police departments, telling stories that whitewash police shootings and valorizing an action-hero style of policing over the harder, less dramatic work of building relationships with the communities cops are meant to serve and protect. Theres a reason for that beyond a reactionary streak hiding below the industrys surface liberalism. Purely from a dramatic perspective, crime makes a story seem consequential, investigating crime generates action, and solving crime provides for a morally and emotionally satisfying conclusion.
The result is an addiction to stories that portray police departments as more effective than they actually are; crime as more prevalent than it actually is; and police use of force as consistently justified. There are always gaps between reality and fiction, but given what policing in America has too often become, Hollywoods version of it looks less like fantasy and more like complicity.
Theres no question that it would be costly for networks and studios to walk away from the police genre entirely. Canceling Dick Wolfs Chicago franchise of shows would wipe out an entire night of NBCs prime-time programming; dropping Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a planned spinoff would cut even further into the lineup.
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Virtue signaling. On the right, it’s about being accepted.
Indeed. For DECADES there have been and remain to this day far too many RINO’s still hoping beyond hope that the Libs will finally love them if they capitulate to them just one more time.
Romney and W are two typical examples.
Totally destroyed by the left. Yet, they try and try and try to Virtue Signal to those that destroyed them by taking positions against Strong Conservative Patriots hoping beyond hope to gain their favor only to eventually be discarded when their pathetic pandering is no longer needed.
Wait, Hollywood for decades has claimed that movies do not impact any form of action.
Youse guys are BAD.
She’s no Lisa Page...
Why would anyone mug her? Her smile is enough to scare away Demons.
Nobody is going near that face which seems to have had an intimate night or more with a moving freight train.
So she’s saying Hollywood is the problem? That’s a new take for the left.
I keep thinking that there might possibly be ONE person at “THE WASHINGTON COM-post”, who is NOT an empty-head, a HATER, STUPID, a BIGOT and/or simply a FOOL of the 1st Class.
OBVIOUSLY, IF Ms. Rosenberg is typical of the rest of the staff, there are NONE there.
Yeah, that's what viewers want... incompetent and hateful police, using force against innocent residents on a daily basis....
But of course, for a Leftist, it isn't about giving the public what it wants, it I about telling them what to want, and what they should have in their heads.
There are always gaps between reality and fiction, but given what policing in America has too often become, Hollywoods version of it looks less like fantasy and more like complicity.
Annnnnnd now the Left begins to eat their own. As usual.
Yes! Yes, idiot child! Hollywood is to blame for the murders of thousands of innocents at the hands of eeeeeevil police... or, like, 9 last year, but whatever! We HAVE to "re-educate" the moronic masses!!!
I am watching old brit shows right now through free streaming Acorn TV that you can get through your local library..or pay Amazon.
Right now Ian Mcshane’s old show Lovejoy.
You can also watch 10 free shows a month on Hoopla.
Bezos should just calm down and stick to making bird-cage buttwipe.
That horse looks better than that clown at the WA Compost. Does she realize she is advocating all those movies at the Amazon streaming service? Leftists have no clue, especially retromingent bucktoothed idiots such as this poor clown.
Somewhere there’s a perfectly good horse missing some teeth.
The shows regularly film cops taking down the perps in chases and great body slams.
I love these programs...and "Live PD" films its shows in my county, to boot !
Viva el Policio !
Think about this. Have you heard of an Amazon fulfillment center getting looted during all of this? No, you haven’t. Who serves to benefit from all the retail destruction? It’s a pretty simple equation.
Can’t say too often...
The medias the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and thats power. Malcolm X
And they won’t allow any interference LOL!
No that’s an interesting point.
Violence in the media? Cher answered it best in Clueless.
On the right, it’s about being accepted.
Therein lies the real danger.
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