My daughter went to our local library this weekend and brought home a bunch of the library’s recent acquisitions for teens. The inside jacket blurb describes them as fantasy or high school relationship books. My daughter said to me, “I don’t know why it is, Mom, but they all turn out to be about lesbians.” Since she’s neither L or G or B or T or Q, I’m not concerned that these books will “turn” her. Certainly, though, they’re creating an intellectual dynamic that tells teenage girls where to look for real romance.
I had that in mind when I looked at the New York Times’ movie review page today. I don’t read reviews anymore, and I never go to movies, and I seldom watch movies, but I occasionally glance at the review page to see what’s going on. I was much struck by the page’s content:
One gets the feeling that filmmakers and the New York Times are advancing an agenda.
Andrew Breitbart was right that, because of media’s far reach, culture and politics flow downhill from it, with downhill being the operative word.