Report: Hollywood’s Been Pushing a Hillary Presidency for 25 Years

By Al Perrotta Published on July 25, 2016

A host of Hollywood celebrities are descending on Philadelphia to help crown Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee. Lena Dunham, Eva Longoria, Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks and Tony Goldwyn are only some of the names who’ll be on hand to cheer Hillary. (Yes, the guy who plays a President on a show called Scandal is plugging for Hillary.) However, as NewsBusters is noting, Hollywood support for Hillary goes well beyond fundraisers, actors at campaign events or even the entertainment media putting their finger on the scales in favor of liberals.

“It’s typical for the media to get involved in a campaign during an election cycle,” NewsBusters reports. “But in the case of Hillary Clinton, the media have been laying the groundwork for her ascendance to the Presidency since the early 1990s.”

While Dunham was abusing her sister, while Desperate Housewife Longoria was preparing to move to Wisteria Lane, and while Goldwyn was still the bad guy in Ghost, Hollywood was creating Hillary-inspired female presidents and politicians, “fictional TV characters endorsing the real-life former FLOTUS, and children’s books singing her praises.” There was even a President Hillary Clinton in a show back in the ’90s.

A couple of the clearer examples: When Hillary was mulling her 2008 run, ABC launched Commander-in-Chief, a drama starring Geena Davis as the first female President. The Traditional Values Coalition and conservative commentators suggested at the time the show was really a thinly-veiled attempt to boost the prospects of a Hillary candidacy. ABC and Davis denied the charge.

In 2014, as Hillary was gearing up for her current run, CBS premiered a drama called Madam Secretary, starring Téa Lenoi. Notice anything, aside from the obvious fact that leading Hollywood actors are typically better looking than most of us?

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

It’s also worth noting that one of the executive producers of Madam Secretary is Morgan Freeman. The actor has not only endorsed Clinton, he’s cut campaign commercials for her.

Here is a video compilation put together by NewsBusters of a smattering of Hollywood’s pro-Hillary efforts:

Like any good Hollywood script, this one has a twist. Not all the actors coming to Philadelphia are there to fete Hillary. Actress Rosario Dawson, a pro-Sanders activist, told The New York Times last week, “I am definitely going to the DNC, and I’ll definitely be protested outside of the DNC.” In fact, she’s hoping to get arrested.

Oscar-winner and noted liberal activist Susan Sarandon isn’t there to hug it out with Hillary either. Sarandon has been a fierce critic of the former Secretary of State, going so far as to suggest that Clinton would be “more dangerous” in office than Donald Trump.

How’s the show end? The series finale airs November 8th.

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