Ask A Genius 257 – Communists and Hollywood

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Ask A Genius 257 – Communists and Hollywood

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

August 12, 2017

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Rick Rosner: Communists had some success in infiltrating Hollywood, getting some projects made that were very pro soviet. At the same time, there were a lot of people who got up in Hollywood communism because it looked like a good way to get laid.

The women that you’d meet at commie parties in Hollywood tended to be I guess looser than other women and so a lot of people would attend these functions just to hook up or have a shot at hooking up. In any case, that was 80 years ago. But—Russia’s greatest success in infiltrating America is now.

They have fucked up our political system, or taken a situation that was already leaning towards the fucked up and you know, doubled the fucked upness. And conservatives are—well, not exactly conservatives, but staunch Fox news viewing Republicans and Fox news pundits are falling all over themselves to explain how Russia’s involvement isn’t that big a deal.

But we have the worst bunch of yahoos holding national office. And well, since the gilded age, and possibly, all of American history. That’s it.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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