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Hollywood's Climate Sermons Don't Resonate With Voters

Hollywood's Climate Sermons Don't Resonate With Voters
Smog drifted over the famed Hollywood sign in August of 2006, in Los Angeles, Calif. Under then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California was slated to become the first state to impose a cap on greenhouse gas emissions. (Nick Ut/AP)

James Hirsen By Monday, 05 June 2017 02:38 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Immediately after President Donald Trump announced his decision to exit the Paris Climate Accord, Hollywood’s "geopolitical experts" flooded the media landscape with their madcap predictions and negative prattle.

The action taken by the president should not really have come as a surprise to anyone who is even mildly aware of politics and culture, whether he or she resides on the left, right, or center of the climate change spectrum.

After all, during the election cycle the president, who in his short time in office has already made good on a number of campaign promises, also explicitly said that once elected he would pull out of the accord, due its fundamental unfairness to the United States.

With his sights clearly set on growing the economy, the position that Trump takes is that the U.S. is the world’s foremost leader in energy production and innovative solutions. Consequently, in true art of the deal form, the last thing with which our nation should ever become entangled is an extraordinarily bad deal, particularly for the American worker.

Trump said, "I was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris."

His base has certainly been bolstered by the fulfillment of this campaign pledge, one that Trump implemented in the face of intensely fierce opposition from climate change devotees who populate numerous bloated international bureaucracies as well as the mainstream media and Hollywood left.

In what is beginning to look a lot like a slow motion secession movement, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said that, despite the U.S. withdrawal, his city would follow the accord. Other mayors and governors are smugly indicating the same.

In its insufferable hypocrisy, Hollywood is also jumping in with some entertainingly wacky apocalyptic rhetoric and seriously embarrassing statements:

  • Leonardo Di Caprio posted, "Today, our planet suffered."

  • Alec Baldwin predicted that the world is going to "shun us."

  • Michael Moore characterized the president’s decision as a "crime against humanity."

  • Cher explained that the nation has been "held hostage by insane dictator."

  • Mark Ruffalo remarked, "If this is true he will have the death of whole nations on his hands."

  • Josh Gad fretted, "Our children and our grandchildren have all just been handed a dark future because of a man who tweets at 3:00 a.m. and doesn’t 'trust' science."

As celebrity Cassandras once again wring their hands, just like they did when they declared the end of the world more than a decade ago, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger, the only entertainment industry figure serving on a White House advisory council of business leaders, unceremoniously stepped down from his post.

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave a hackneyed statement via video, saying. "One man cannot destroy our progress. One man can’t stop our clean energy revolution. One man can’t go back in time. Only I can do that."

Meanwhile former Vice President and head climate cultist Al Gore, along with the executives at Paramount, appear to have spotted a marketing opportunity in all of the hubbub over the president’s accord related announcement.

Reportedly, footage will now be added to Gore’s new climate change documentary, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," which happens to be set for release in a few weeks. Apparently, the plan is to include in the film Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris deal.

A central focus of Gore’s follow-up to his 2006 predecessor, "An Inconvenient Truth," is the Paris climate accord and the backstory of its signing by President Barack Obama. Most of the movie is set in Paris and shows Gore playing a key role in brokering the agreement.

In what appears to be a public relations and promotional move tied to the release of the film, Gore joined the green discussion with trademark consternation, labeling the Paris pull out "reckless and indefensible."

"It undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time," Gore said in a statement.

Participant Media, the company that financed the latest documentary as well as the initial one, issued its own statement. David Linde, CEO of Participant Media called the withdrawal a "blow to our collective ability to fight the climate crisis in time."

The directors of the sequel, Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen, issued a separate statement conveying their shock and disappointment.

The ideology being expressed by hyper-liberal media outlets, hyper-partisan politicians, and hyper-Hollywood leftists is not resonating with most Americans who simply want the preaching to stop and the nation to unite on the things that matter most.

James Hirsen, J.D., M.A., in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, media analyst, and law professor. Visit Newsmax TV Hollywood. Read more reports from James Hirsen — Click Here Now.

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The ideology being expressed by hyper-liberal media outlets, hyper-partisan politicians, and hyper-Hollywood leftists is not resonating with most Americans who simply want the preaching to stop and the nation to unite on things that matter most.
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Monday, 05 June 2017 02:38 PM
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