Hollywood Trumped

donsurber.blogspot.com | 12/25/2017 | Don Surber
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So Hollywood bravely took on President Trump this year, spurning and mocking the choice of the people of more states than anyone had won since Reagan was president (Bush in 1988 carried 40 states).

And this year, lefties mocked the Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel.

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Michael Schneider reported on December 1: "Hallmark’s Cheesy Christmas Movies Are Already Dominating Cable This Holiday Season — Ratings Watch."


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His was not an opinion column but a straight-forward report on ratings -- and journalists consider calling Christmas movies on Hallmark cheesy.

The Washington Post had noticed in August: "The feel-good Hallmark Channel is booming in the age of Trump."

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It was the only non-news cable outlet to see a substantial increase in viewers. The Post said, "Turn on the news and you see people who can't get along, even in the same party. Turn on Hallmark and everyone ends the show smiling. You get re-runs of 'The Golden Girls' and lots of romantic films. The characters work together to save their town or store or farm."

Naturally, if middle-class Americans like something -- Chick-fil-A, Velveeta, Donald Trump -- lefties gotta hate it.

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Salon said, "A super white Christmas: The Hallmark Channel gives us TV’s most homogeneous view of the holiday."

From Salon:

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Unless you’re a holiday die-hard or a regular Hallmark viewer you may be wondering why this matters. Let’s begin with the obvious statement that holiday-themed viewing plays a huge role in the annual traditions of all kinds of families. So, yes, this is a cultural representation issue and one made especially disheartening when you take into account the way these movies sell a nostalgia for a false, if durable, vision of an America that never existed. But it’s also a problem of hiring and economics.

Sugar-spun traits of “real” America dominate Hallmark’s movie plots through the year, in fact. Plots typically...
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