Naida's FotoPage

By: Naida Yelle

[Recommend this Fotopage] | [Share this Fotopage]
View complete fotopage

Friday, 18-Jul-2014 22:55 Email | Share | Bookmark
Hollywood's Influence On Politics | Marketplace.org












Story Celebrities endorsing politicians--and, indeed, the idea of politicians becoming celebrities themselves--goes back a lot further than you might think. "It's http://www.nexopia.com/users/padillanwhc/blog/70-kim-kardashian-kanye-west-kick-off-wedding-festivities always been driven by a mix of obsession and fascination with power, the desire to be seen with the celebrity that is politics," says Timothy Stanley, author of the book "Citizen Hollywood: How the Collaboration Between LA and DC Revolutionized American Politics." But in the late '20s and early '30s, Stanley says, it was mostly driven by "hard-headed business decisions." "People do make money out of this connection," he said. Hollywood has always been able to raise a large amount of money for political campaigns throughout its history -- $13 million in one month during the 2012 Presidential campaign, Stanley says. These days, however, he argues that Hollywood has see page had a poisonous impact on politics. A lot of it started with the election of one John F. Kennedy, and his father's ambitions to make one of his children President of the United States. "When [Joe Kennedy] wants Jack to run for the Presidency, where does he send him to learn charm and star power? <br>Source: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/hollywoods-influence-politics



View complete fotopage


© Pidgin Technologies Ltd. 2016

ns4008464.ip-198-27-69.net