Since November 2016 it’s been a never-ending stream of politicized rhetoric coming from athletes and entertainers.
Sure, everyone has a right to support whatever political party that they want to. They certainly have a right to express their views.
But is it a good idea to constantly barrage the audience with one particular message?
Will it not alienate part of the audience?
Is there not a time and place for activism?
Liberals seem to love pushing their agenda on others. The award shows are unwatchable, and as for the NFL kneelers, well, that’s certainly affected their ratings.
People just don’t like politics mixed into their entertainment.
But the left just can’t help themselves.
They’ve allowed a billionaire real estate mogul that has been elected President to live rent-free in their brains.
It’s pretty funny if you think about it.
What do you think of the politicization of sports and entertainment?
L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham of the Media Research Center wrote a great piece on this.
One thing that defines liberals is their incessant desire to push political messages into every time and space. Their “compassion” and “inclusion” is perpetually shoved in our faces. That problem has metastasized under President Trump. The urgency of their “resistance” is knocking down all the barriers.
Don’t they know that most Americans don’t want politics invading every sphere? Can’t they see that audiences of sporting events and awards shows are suffering? They would plead that TV ratings for everything are down because fewer people are buying cable or satellite TV. But now we have evidence that this endless politicization is causing a backlash.
Bozell & Graham cited a poll that shows that the majority of likely voters are fed up with the politicization of everything.
In a national poll of 1,000 likely voters by McLaughlin & Associates, 75 percent of the respondents said they agreed with this statement: “When I watch live sports or entertainment shows on television, I am trying to get away from politics and do not want to be bombarded with partisan political messages.” Only 17 percent disagreed. All the intensity was on the Just Say No side: Fifty-two percent answered “strongly agree” with the frustration with politics, and only 6 percent answered “strongly disagree.”
The poll, commissioned by the Media Research Center, also found that they vote with their remotes: Forty-four percent of participants said they’re less likely to watch live sports and entertainment shows these days because they have become too political.
About half (47 percent) of the respondents who did not watch the Oscars this year said their reason was political. They chose “I’m tired of these shows being full of political statements” or “I would have watched but knew some of the presenters and winners would use the time to share their political agenda” as their response.
Source: Daily Wire
There you go, Hollywood.
We’re sick of the politicized everything.
Whether folks like the politics being spouted or not is irrelevant.
I’ve had lefty acquaintances admit that the virtue-signaling is getting nauseating.
We want an escape.
It would be different if there was some sort of balance, but there really isn’t.
It would be great if we could return to those heady days of non-politicized entertainment, don’t you think?
L. Brent Bozell III is the president of the Media Research Center. Tim Graham is director of media analysis at the Media Research Center and executive editor of the blog NewsBusters.org. To find out more about Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.
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