The New York Times:
The dust-up around Ben Shapiro’s book, “Prime Time Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV,” has taken a toll on a values-oriented Hollywood organization that prides itself on reaching across partisan lines. That is the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors, whose members include Tom Hanks, Dick Wolf, Garry Marshall and some of the more prominent creative types in television.
On Thursday, Lionel Chetwynd, a prominent Hollywood conservative whose credits include “DC 9/11: Time of Crisis” and “Ike: Countdown to D-Day,” sent an open letter resigning as co-chairman of the steering committee and as a member of the caucus. Mr. Chetwynd cited remarks by Vin Di Bono, a fellow steering committee member whose credits include “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “MacGyver.” In a recorded interview with Mr. Shapiro, Mr. Di Bona said it was “probably accurate” that scripted television reflects a liberal bias, and that he was “happy about it, actually.” …
“Those comments make clear that views held dearly and passionately by me, and my sense of the American story, render me unsuitable for continued membership,” wrote Mr. Chetwynd, who had been instrumental in presenting conservative-leaning politicians like Eric Cantor and Tom Ridge before the Caucus. “What I now understand is the disgust was not for their views, but for their very person,” Mr. Chetwynd wrote.
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