You remember Campbell don’t you?
No, I mean this Campbell; a card carrying member of the Hollywood/Media/Entertainment complex:
She used to work at NBC, where she got passed over for the TODAY show host. Later she went to CNN where they fired her for having bad ratings. That seems rather unfair and possibly even discriminatory, given that nobody has good ratings at CNN.
Since CNN let her go, she, like Lady M, is technically an unemployed “single mother” - which has apparently been redefined to mean a busy mom with a busy husband. Or something.
During an interview with Burlington, Vt. CBS affiliate WCAX, first lady Michelle Obama described herself as a “busy single mother” before quickly correcting herself, explaining, “Sometimes when you’ve got the husband who’s president, it can feel a little single, but he’s there.”
Anyway, since Campbell isn’t on the payroll of Big Hollywood at the moment, she was free to bite the hand that once fed her. Which she did, in the Wall Street Journal yesterday:
There was something missing from President Obama's Wednesday speech in Denver about gun violence. He focused almost exclusively on passing gun-control laws, and not at all on one of the nation's biggest promoters of violence: the entertainment industry.
Butt wait! The worst is yet to come!
A more creative chief executive would have used this moment to widen the discussion by drawing attention to the increasingly graphic violence so pervasive in television shows, movies and videogames.
A more creative chief executive!?
That’s a dog whistle right there if I’ve ever heard one. I’m calling Chrissy Tingles immediately to have it added to his list. Campbell continues…
Mr. Obama is particularly well positioned to challenge Hollywood because of his special relationship with the media world's elites. They might be more likely to heed criticism coming from Mr. Obama than from any other president or member of Congress.
Oh, it’s a special relationship alrighty!
Butt Campbell’s still not done; she even picked on Joey:
On the subject of media violence, Mr. Biden met only with representatives of the entertainment and videogame industry and researchers who support the industry. Not a single doctor or researcher critical of media violence met with the vice president.
Meeting only with those who support your position? What kind of investigative research is that?
That's a shame, since there is a consensus among doctors and mental-health professionals about the danger to children from exposure to the violence depicted by movies, television and videogames.
“Consensus!” That’s like definitive proof of scientific fact, right? Like with Man Made Globull Warming? How can Big Guy ignore a consensus? Campbell sure got the message, now that she has kids of her own and no job with the Hollywood/Media Cartel. You go girl! The truth will set you free! Probably forever, so I hope your hubby has a good job.
The president has plenty of other influential friends in Hollywood. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Mr. Obama's presidential campaign raised millions of dollar in direct donations from the entertainment industry, and millions more for his Super PAC, Priorities USA Action. Almost a third of the $1 million-plus donors to the president's Super PAC were entertainment and media heavyweights including producers Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg. In one Obama fundraiser alone, held at the home of George Clooney, the campaign brought in an estimated $15 million.
And Campbell points out that the industry should start by regulating violence like they do language and sexual content:
One obvious action would be to restrict violence on television that can be seen by young people. Right now the Federal Communications Commission has no rules regulating TV violence—the agency's content regulations apply only to language and sexual content. The FCC itself has recognized that its inability to oversee violent content is a problem and in a 2007 report to Congress called for changing the rules.
Yeah, that should do that. Except that the FCC’s going in the other direction.
Anyway, here’s my favorite part of Campbell’s editorial:
Mr. Obama could show some real bravery by taking on Hollywood.
Butt then, you know he isn’t going to. Who will make all those cutting edge commercials for the next Obama campaign if he “takes on” Hollywood?
Like Lena’s “First Time” ad, which could certainly be reprised for use in a Lady M campaign (First Black Female Prezzy), or for Big Guy if he decides to make the historic sacrifice of being Prezzy for a 3rd term.
So you might wonder why Campbell went out of her way to criticize Big Guy, when he’s repeatedly gone out of his way to show support for Big Hollywood.
I may just be growing cynical at this point, butt I’m going with this:
She’s certainly smart enough and pretty enough (like California’s Attorney General) to be a FOX News bunny.
Maybe she and Megyn can take turns going on maternity leave: seeing as though they’re both “single” moms now, like Lady M. Maybe, it would even free up some time for Megyn and I to have lunch and work on my Supremacy Clause case.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network