(Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP) While I haven’t seen “Black Adam” yet, the two things I could have easily predicted about it is that it was likely going to be your typical Warner Bros superhero movie that didn’t do anything we haven’t seen before but is likely going to be, at least, an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours.
The other thing is that it was going to be slammed by legacy media movie critics, not because it was bad, but because its creators didn’t put political messaging first.
Predicting these things wouldn’t have made me Nostradamus, just good at recognizing patterns. In this case, my dog could have recognized what was going to happen before it did. DC movies aren’t exactly known for carrying the same gravitas as Marvel back in its heyday but it hasn’t stopped them from trying. The DC cinematic universe has released some real stinkers when they’re not cranking out decent superhero flicks.
Legacy media critics are far more consistent. If it doesn’t put the message first, then the movie isn’t getting good marks. They might even call it dangerous if it looks like it might even hint at promoting any traditional values.
As Bounding Into Comics covered in-depth, critics jumped on DC’s latest outing with “Black Adam” with all the vitriol you might expect. Author Spencer Baculi makes the point that despite the media’s obvious bias they will never be accused of “review bombing” in order to make a film less successful on ideological grounds, especially since the lead is non-white: In a continuation of Warner Bros. Discovery’ particularly rough year, their last tentpole release of 2022, DC’s Black Adam , has been met with near-universal panning from legacy media critics – and curiously (less so if one has paid attention to the ever-growing […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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