What do you get when you cross Hollywood leftists and the chance to rip on their least favorite news channel, Fox News, for their #MeToo moment? This. You get this.
This terrifying visage is John Lithgow in a fat suit playing Roger Ailes in the new Fox News snuff film, Bombshell. It might be worth going just to see if you can spot the makeup lines on Lithgow’s jowls. It’s pretty good. The movie isn’t out in theaters yet, but I know everything I need to know about it from this line uttered by a producer telling a new Fox staffer how to succeed at Fox News.
You have to adopt the identity of an Irish street cop. The world is a bad place, people are lazy morons, minorities are criminals, sex is sick but interesting. Ask yourself, “what would scare my grandmother or piss off my grandfather” and that’s a Fox story.
Are they insinuating that Fox News is the only news agency that tries to get ratings by selling outrage? (Snort.) CNN would never! It’s funny to me that the left still thinks Fox News is conservative rather than what it actually is, a network that knows how to get ratings by offering a few conservative shows for the other half of America the rest of the media ignores. They also don’t seem to know that Matt Lauer had a locking mechanism under his desk to lock female staffers inside so he could molest them. No one thought that was good movie material, though. It’s only Hollywood-approved if it goes after Republicans or people Republicans seem to like. A reviewer at Forbes seemed to notice the same thing. “Bombshell is afraid to interrogate the question of why this story specifically is the one that got a movie in the post-#TimesUp era. This leaves it lacking in any real point-of-view.” But of course, we know why. Because icky Republicans, duh!
The trailer features lots of digs at Trump and appears to paint Megyn Kelly as a hero she never was. What actually happened was that Kelly went after Trump first and he hit her back, as is his way. Her ridiculous “question” to him, that wasn’t even a question, was “You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” His response was to treat her the same way he treats every other person who has decided to start a war with him. He mocked her. Kelly then acted like every feminist everyone hates who pulled the girl card screaming “misogyny!” after starting a fight. Give us a break, she knew what she was doing. And now she gets a whole movie about how she can dish it but she can’t take it and that makes her awesome, or something. Blech.
The rest of the movie appears to be a love letter to all the women at Fox News who were chased around desks or something. Down with the patriarchy! I won’t be going to see it to find out if it’s more complex than that. Until Hollywood cleans up their own mess, I don’t want to watch them comment on anyone else’s.
We’re all still waiting for the feature film about Harvey Weinstein and all the A-list actresses who willingly had sex with that troll to get fame and fortune. There won’t be anyone but an unknown to star in it unless they plan on playing themselves.
Megan Fox is the author of “Believe Evidence; The Death of Due Process from Salome to #MeToo.” Follow on Twitter @MeganFoxWriter