COLUMN: Showtime’s Planned Hit-Job on Fox News
There is no doubt that a majority of mass media conglomerates in this country have taken a very sharp turn to the left in the past few years. One of the few that deserves my sympathy is Disney, which I have covered plenty of times in my writings, especially as a shareholder and longtime fan. Largely thanks to the television division (run by Soros lackey Ben Sherwood) – and to a lesser extent the live-action movie studio – the company’s reputation as a trusted source for family entertainment has been shattered, putting it in an impossible position.
However, media giants are another story. Comcast’s NBCUniversal division and the NYSE-listed CBS Corporation are perfect examples. Both entities have namesake broadcast television networks that are the epitome of establishment media. Not only are their respective news divisions so pompous in their so-called “bias towards the truth” (in other words, bashing anyone that doesn’t tow the liberal line), but a lot of their scripted entertainment that isn’t NCIS and Blue Bloods is shoving left-wing ideology down our throats. One example? Law & Order: SVU plans on doing an episode bashing Fox News as an institution built on sexual harassment.
But what SVU is planning is nothing compared to what sister-operation Showtime, a premium channel in the vein of HBO, has in store in terms of Hollywood’s hate-fest towards Fox. Variety reports that the pay TV network has recently landed the rights to Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes, an entire series that has the same aim as SVU:
The limited series will draw on reporting from New York magazine writer Gabriel Sherman, who had several major scoops related to the sexual harassment scandal that led to Ailes’ ouster last summer. Ailes was accused by hosts, such as Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, of overseeing a culture of harassment and of trying to use his position to exact sexual favors from employees.
One of the reasons you know this is going to be a hit-piece on the only news organization that – unlike CBS – reports stories that Middle America cares about, such as political corruption, illegal immigration, and terrorism threats from radical islamists. Another reason is because one of the writers and executive producers is Tom McCarthy, the director of the anti-Catholic film Spotlight.
To be fair to former Fox anchors Carlson and Kelly, their cases against Mr. Ailes seem to be quite chilling. No woman deserves to be treated like they were in the work place. With that said, Ailes is just one person. And what he did should not be painted on the network as a whole.
Before she signed off from her job to join NBC, Kelly actually thanked the network, and even said that her colleagues were like a second family to her, especially the Murdochs – the controlling family of parent company 21st Century Fox. Quite a far-cry from only half the story Variety reported. Put simply, the only reason why this Roger Ailes series is being made is for Showtime and parent organization CBS to try and paint the Ailes situation as institutionalzed sexism perpetuated by Fox. That’s what this is all about, the failure of the liberal media and the collapse of the Obama legacy.
While no one would ever expect Showtime to green-light a dramatization of the testimony of Bill Clinton’s accusers, this isn’t the first time Showtime has attempted to attack conservatives through a sex-harassment narrative. In 1999 — long before HBO — Showtime made an Anita Hill-glorifying movie called Strange Justice (adapted from a book by liberal journalists Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer).
CBS, Showtime, Tom McCarthy, and others are still furious that Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election. As a result, they are taking it out on the majority of the American public they are supposed to cater towards, and especially the only major news organization that had the courage to cover it all without favor or prejudice if you count out the Fox & Friends morning program and the prime time talking heads.
Hollywood has now proven itself as doing anything it can to destroy the conservative movement in the United States, including the one news network that treats it without prejudice.