Hollywood Studio Execs Upset That President Obama Didn't Stay Bought; Insist They Won't Donate More
from the bye-bye dept
Apparently, some Hollywood studio execs are so annoyed by the White House’s statement against the current drafts of SOPA/PIPA that they’re telling the press that they won’t donate to President Obama’s re-election campaign:
But Hollywood moguls told me they “didn’t know it was going to be as over the top as it was” and took this as a declaration of war. “We just feel very let down by the administration and Obama for not supporting us,” one studio chief explained to me. “At least let him remain neutral and not go against it until we can get the legislation right. But Obama went against it. I’m personally not going to support him anymore and not give a dime anymore,” another movie mogul who’s also a well-known Obama supporter told me this week.
There are many, many more quotes in the article, each one more jaw dropping than the next. Take this one, for example:
“God knows how much money we’ve given to Obama and the Democrats and yet they’re not supporting our interests. There’s been no greater supporters of him than we’ve been from the first day and the first fundraisers continuing until he was elected. We all were pleased. And, at its heart institutionally, Hollywood supports the Democrats. Now we need the administration to support us. This is a very important time for Hollywood.
This is yet another tone deaf response from Hollywood, of course. First, it shows exactly what they thought of this whole process: donate enough money and of course they expect the government to pass unnecessary, damaging, protectionist laws that favor the big donors. Making such an admission publicly… that’s pretty dumb. Second, it appears they’re ignoring the talking points about what a wonderful statement it was… and how it really meant we should just move forward with the current bills (despite the statement saying exactly the opposite).
Either way, these guys are living in denial. The article repeatedly quotes them blaming Google for this… and includes my favorite ridiculous quote of all:
As for other claims, we make 24. We don’t make national security problems.
Let’s add back in the key point that this “mogul” missed: You make 24. You don’t understand technology. You don’t understand internet security. Your pointless desire to stop innovation does create national security problems. Just because you’re ignorant of why doesn’t change what the law you support would have done.
Either way, what a massive sense of entitlement from those folks from old Hollywood/old politics. When they buy a President, they like their President to stay bought, dammit. They don’t want him listening to actual concerns and worrying about the consequences of the quixotic obsessions.