It isn’t only Hollywood’s messaging that is undermining America. Behind the scenes, its big money is funding anti-American organizations as well.
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, have given more than $3.5 million to Democrats since December, with some of the biggest amounts going to the organization behind the malfunctioning mobile app that crashed during last week’s Iowa caucuses, according to Breitbart News.
In recent months, the Hollywood power couple has also given money to the campaigns of California Democrat Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu. The pair also has donated a combined $1 million to PACRONYM, the political fundraising arm of ACRONYM, whose subsidiary Shadow, Inc. created the failed mobile app.
Spielberg also donated $500,000 to Priorities USA Action and an equivalent sum to American Bridge 21st Century, which has ties to Media Matters for America. Spielberg gave another $500,000 to the Senate Majority PAC. Capshaw made equivalent donations to the same three Democrat super PACs.
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In February 2008 Spielberg collaborated with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen to organize an exclusive Beverly Hills fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, an event that reportedly netted $1 million. Nevertheless, in June 2008 Spielberg officially endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton as his first choice for president, “convinced” that she was “the most qualified candidate to lead us from her first day in the White House.”
During the 2012 presidential campaign season, Spielberg advised the Obama re-election team on how to effectively use advertising messages to smear Republican challenger Mitt Romney as a heartless multi-millionaire who was indifferent to the troubles of ordinary folks. For example, commercials backed by Spielberg’s creative advice deceptively depicted Romney’s investment firm, Bain Capital, as an evil entity whose refusal to provide health insurance coverage for one particular woman had resulted in her dying from cancer.