Moral confusion at The Hollywood Reporter: How did the blacklist become a Hollywood Holocaust? @eddriscoll
Moral confusion at The Hollywood Reporter: Jonah Goldberg: How did the Red Scare era’s Hollywood blacklist become a ‘Hollywood Holocaust’?
I got a link to a related Reporter article by e-mail yesterday or the day before. I was surprised to learn that the Reporter’s management had adopted such a strongly anti-communist posture back in the day, but the word ‘Holocaust’ wasn’t anywhere in the text. However, I believe what Goldberg’s piece refers to is this apology from the son of the Reporter’s founder.
I have to agree that terming the blacklist a Holocaust is a ridiculous exaggeration. Blacklisted talent often went on to work in Europe. No genocidal government ever gave a similar alternative to the populations they were intent on destroying.
Alas, moral confusion revolving around topics as grave as genocide is not exactly new in some Hollywood circles…