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How Hollywood Propaganda Attacks Deplorables: “You’re All Slave Owners!”

Written by Joe Scudder

In order for Hollywood propaganda to work it must identify progressives with past reformers and smear Trump supporters as villains from the past.

There is no way the forthcoming HBO series, Confederate, will be anything but Hollywood propaganda against Donald Trump and the moral sensibilities of his coalition. In a thousand ways, the show will equate Christians and conservatives with racist slave owners. While Leftists are getting mad at the portrayal of modern slavery, the show will undoubtedly be used to smear red state voters.

The programming director at HBO admitted the potential power of the program.

According to the Hollywood Reporter: “HBO’s Casey Bloys Defends Slave Drama From ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators: ‘It’s a Risk Worth Taking’

Pressed to share details of his the initial pitch meeting with the Confederate team, Bloys acknowledge that the subject matter is “weapons-grade material.”

“Everyone understands there is a high degree of getting this right. … If you can get it right, there is real opportunity to advance the racial discussion in America,” he said. “If you can draw a line between what we’re seeing in the country today with voter suppression, mass incarceration, lack of access to public education and healthcare and draw the line to our past and shared history, that’s an important line to draw and a conversation worth having. [The producers] acknowledge this has a high degree of difficulty. It’s a risk worth taking.”

“The bet for us is on our talent … that they’re going to be the difference,” Bloys added. “We’re going to stand behind them. The hope is that [viewers] judge the actual material versus what it might be. … We will rise or fall based on quality of the material.”

Benioff and Weiss — along with husband-and-wife team Malcolm Spellman and Nichelle Tramble Spellman — are writing and exec producing the series as a quartet. In an interview with New York magazine following the wave of criticism after the series was announced, the team encouraged those skeptical of the show’s concept to be patient and reserve judgment until after seeing the first episode.

Read the whole Hollywood Reporter story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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