Thursday, November 22, 2012


Jonah Goldberg:
Enter The Hollywood Reporter’s apology for “Hollywood’s Holocaust.” Apparently, The Hollywood Reporter didn’t toe the progressive line during the Red scare and it is now apologizing for it. Howard Kurtz celebrates THR’s better-late-than-never apology for this ”odious” and an “appalling chapter of the publication’s history.”

Well, okay. But “Hollywood’s Holocaust”? Really? That’s a moral and logical perversion. It’s hard enough to get liberals to admit that the Soviet genocide in the Ukraine was a holocaust or to get them to do more than shrug at China’s murder of 65 million people. But when Hollywood studios refrained from hiring people whose political views are out of fashion (they’d never do that today, would they?) that’s a “Holocaust”? Good lord, what is wrong with these people?


Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

The mind boggles. Also, the idea that conservative actors can't find work is silly. I gave examples in your other post. Also, hello, Jon Voigt.

Smut Clyde said...

It’s hard enough to get liberals to admit that the Soviet genocide in the Ukraine was a holocaust

I'm not seeing much consensus among historians either, or indeed among Ukrainians.

But "the Ukraine"? Jonah, Jonah. Nothing speaks louder of your concern for the suppressed history of a country than using a Soviet-era label that's now considered dismissive and inappropriate.

Substance McGravitas said...

Gee. I remember when Jonah was supposed to be some kinda hip-kid conservative and now he's just a kooky Bircher.

Smut Clyde said...

Jonah's crowd have been conflicted ever since the Orange Revolution, what with needing to express solidarity with Gallant Little Ukraine, even while conservative identity is tied up with "not bowing to political correctness" and "calling countries what we've always called them, not their name for the country".

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Liberals, liberals everywhere
Assigning us the stink
Of Nazi fascist bad-type stuff!
Would drive a man to drink[1].

The Loadberg, who is far from bright
His mom's a total whore.
It is a very serious, thoughtful, argument that has never been made in such detail or with such care.
So, totally different you boor.
[1] Mountain Dew Code Red

Hamish Mack said...

W.R. Wilkerson III says In 1950, what I call Hollywood's Holocaust. and if you google it, or in Jobergs case get your readers to google it, that's what you'll find. Wilkerson calls it that. Thus "What is wrong with these people" should actually be in the singular.
As for the size of the event, well it is all relative, isn't it. A holocaust to Joberg is just some cheetos that are stale to me.
An annoyance to me is a holocaust to the latest rat to meet Mrs. Cat in the garden at nightime.
All in all it quite the usual Joburble about some half-remembered thing some reader sent him that he can cut and paste into his column.

Substance McGravitas said...

Dude, stop holocausting his argument.

Smut Clyde said...

We need to send more half-remembered things to Substance that he can cut and paste into his blogposts.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Watch the Flashpoint Holocaust!

Substance McGravitas said...

Sadly, context removed.