A two-part report by FourFourtwo on Hollywood’s “coup” against its critics, and its attempts to silence critics, reveals how the industry’s “new normal” is being imposed on a country that is already struggling with a “culture of fear”.
The report, “Cult of Fear: Hollywood’s New Normal,” focuses on how the studios have worked to marginalise critics who criticise them.
It reveals how they have pushed a “one-size-fits-all” approach to the issue, with a focus on the “trendy” stars and actresses who are being forced out of the industry, and the lack of diversity among the media.
“Hollywood’s culture of fear has been adopted by many who have come to Hollywood because of the fear of losing their jobs or losing their careers, or losing control over their lives,” says the report.
“The studios’ response to this fear has included a variety of methods to try and silence critics.
It includes the suppression of criticism of the studios by a range of companies and organisations, including state and federal agencies, the courts, and various media organisations.”
Many of these measures have been introduced by the studios themselves, and have been enacted with the express purpose of denying the right of criticism to certain voices.
“The report reveals how a number of prominent media outlets have been targeted with blacklisting, which was implemented in response to a major media blacklist, the first since the “Citizenfour” leak.
In one case, it is revealed, a reporter from Variety was “blacklisted” for reporting on allegations of sexual harassment by the director of the film “American Hustle.””
It is impossible to tell the truth about sexual harassment in Hollywood without the company’s consent,” the report says.”
But that is exactly what the studios are doing.
They are forcing their employees to keep silent about their complaints or risk losing their job.
“For instance, a producer told the reporter, ‘If I go public with this, the company will fire me,’ which meant that she had to be ‘blacklisted’ from the company.”
The blacklisting of reporters and others who write critically about the studios has been implemented in an attempt to protect the studios’ reputation, says the article.
“In many cases, the blacklisting and blacklisting efforts have been done under the guise of protecting the company, rather than seeking to protect their reputation, or protecting the right to critical thought.”
What these actions reveal is that the fear that the public has about the future of the Hollywood studio has been manufactured by the media itself, and is being used to control the lives of its employees and the public,” it says.’
Culture of fear’The blacklistings are only one part of a wider culture of “censorship” that has been imposed on the media in the wake of the “Collateral Murder” video that showed the killing of a US Navy SEAL.”
Despite the efforts of the media to paint the public as a group of hysterical anti-war protesters and anti-American protesters, there is a growing number of people who view Hollywood’s mainstream media as the enemy and those media outlets as a threat to the company,” says John Stavridis, author of “The Media Company: The Rise of Corporate Power in America.””
They are using fear and fear-mongering to create a culture of censorship and the suppression and marginalisation of journalists and other critics.
“He says this has been happening in the US for years.”
And it is not only in Hollywood.
It is happening in virtually every industry.
“The list of Hollywood’s blacklisting methods include: blacklisting journalists for speaking out on behalf of the entertainment industry; blacklisting filmmakers for speaking on behalf and for their films; blacklistning news outlets for covering “issues that the entertainment companies and their allies in government support; blacklistming media outlets for coverage of issues that the government or the entertainment industries support; and blacklistming journalists for covering issues that they do not support.””
The new normal has been introduced into Hollywood, and Hollywood has been forced to adopt a new normal, which is to silence criticism of their industry,” Stavarenis told FourFour two years ago.”
That is the culture of control that is taking place.
The companies are trying to suppress the freedom of the press, the freedom to speak, and to question the companies that they are supposedly protecting.
“There are also a number companies who are trying desperately to silence or shut down the criticism of themselves.
The question is whether they will succeed.”
Stavarenes calls the “crisis” of Hollywood “a major threat to democracy”.
“It threatens the very foundations of American democracy and the rule of law, and it has been unleashed in a way that will have a real chilling effect on the free flow of information, ideas, and information,” he said.
“If you want to be a free society, you need to think about what kind of society you want and