Hollywood liberal elites want you to know that they are so supportive of Black Lives and equality they are willing to spend their own money bailing Black Lives Matter protestors out of jail. They aren’t, however, so concerned with equality when it comes to jobs in their own backyard.
Deadline reports, when it comes to diversity, inclusion and representation, Hollywood is far from where it needs to be, but we are seeing progress.” However, Deadline adds “there are many blind spots that have been overlooked” and if Hollywood doesn’t fix them, “the industry will have more problems than it can repair – one of the being the undervaluing of Black-led projects.”
In the C-suite leadership roles, Black professionals have extremely low representation. A recent study conducted by McKinsey & Company found that “87% of TV executives and 92% of film executives are white.” The film industry “remains disproportionately white, ranking last among industries and behind sectors such as energy and finance.”
The self-proclaimed liberally progressive TV and film industry are not so inclusive after all. If you think “certainly the executives hire minorities to practice what they preach,” think again. “Agents and executive staff at the industry’s top three talent agencies were about 90% white – and the partners at these agencies were 97% white.”
The research conducted found “Black-led projects have been consistently underfunded and undervalued” despite “evidence that is clear as day that they outperform other properties when it comes to a return on their investment.”
Data was based on more than 2,000 films and interviews with “dozens of industry professionals, including writers, directors, producers, agents, actors, and executives.” Revenues in the industry are nearly $150 billion per year. But, “Hollywood has the potential to gain an additional $10 billion in annual revenues…by addressing the racial inequities.”
“Black talent is underrepresented across the industry particularly in off-screen roles such as producer, director and writer” explains Deadline. “Looking at positions of creative control, the research shows that less than 6% of Hollywood films’ writers, directors, and producers are Black.”
The New York Times Had to Issue Correction Admitting ‘No Evidence’ of Border Patrol Whipping Migrants
Instead of addressing and perhaps an attempt at even fixing problems we face in the United States, President Biden has turned his attention to “fix” a non-existent issue. After the liberal media ran wild with accusations that border patrol agents were “whipping” Haitian migrants at the border, suddenly we hear from Biden.
Perhaps because it was easy and cowardly. Biden said the treatment was despicable and vowed to investigate and bring action against the border agents who allegedly whipped immigrants trying to illegally enter the United States and make them “pay” for their actions.
The New York Times changed their entire narrative which helped to get the Biden administration up in arms. In an article published Friday, the Times’ article read:
“The images of agents on horseback chasing, and in some cases using the reins of their horses to strike at running migrants, came as Mr. Biden’s administration moved to forcefully round up and deport more than 2,000 of the 15,000 migrants who gathered in a makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas.”
The Times added a correction stating: “An earlier version of this article overstated the behavior of some Border Patrol agents on horseback. While the agents waved their reins while pushing migrants back into the Rio Grande, The Times has not seen conclusive evidence that migrants were struck with the reigns.”
The specific sentence was changed to: “images of border patrol agents on horseback waving their reins while pushing migrants back into the Rio Grande have prompted a torrent of criticism from Democrats and civil rights groups.”
Associated Press reporter Sarah Blake Morgan tweeted video footage showing the border patrol agents were using their reins to steer horses, and not whipping migrants. Additionally, the photographer himself who took the photos gave interviews saying neither he nor his colleagues ever saw anyone being whipped by the border agents.
All in the Family? Andrew Cuomo’s Brother, CNN’s Chris Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment
A guest essay written for the New York Times by veteran television journalist and former executive producer Shelley Ross alleges CNN host Chris Cuomo sexually harassed her when they had previously worked together.
The alleged incident occurred when the two worked together at ABC News in 2005 and Ross now wants the host to “journalistically repent” for his behavior of squeezing her buttock without her permission.
“At the time, I was the executive producer of an ABC entertainment special, but I was Mr. Cuomo’s executive producer at ‘Primetime Live’ just before that,” she wrote. “I was at the party with my husband, who sat behind me on an ottoman sipping his Diet Coke as I spoke with work friends. When Mr. Cuomo entered the Upper West Side bar, he walked toward me and greeted me with a strong bear hug while lowering one hand to firmly grab and squeeze the cheek of my buttock.”
Ross added Cuomo said to her, “I can do this now that you’re no longer my boss” and did it “with a kind of cocky arrogance.” Ross said she told him he couldn’t, pushed him off her and revealed her husband was right behind her, and they quickly left the party.
The party was for an ABC colleague’s departure. Later that evening, Cuomo sent her an email, which Ross printed. The email stated, “[T]hough my hearty greeting was a function of being glad to see you … christian slater got arrested for a (kind of) similar act, (though borne of an alleged negative intent, unlike my own)…and as a husband I can empathize with not liking to see my wife patted as such.”
Cuomo added he would like for Ross to pass along an apology to her “very good and noble husband,” and also “I apologize to you as well, for even putting you in su]ch a position.” He added he would remember his lesson the next time he was happy to see her.
Ross writes in her essay, “Mr. Cuomo may say this is a sincere apology. I’ve always seen it as an attempt to provide himself with legal and moral coverage to evade accountability.”
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