The Washington Post released an op-ed that called for Hollywood to cease the production of movies and television shows that feature police. The op-ed alleged that movies and shows empower police who commit crimes.
In the article titled, “Shut down all police movies and TV shows. Now.” The author argued, “Hollywood has been collaborating with police departments, telling stories that whitewash police shootings and valorizing an action-hero style of policing over the harder, less dramatic work of building relationships with the communities cops are meant to serve and protect.”
The author continued saying, “The result is an addiction to stories that portray police departments as more effective than they actually are; crime as more prevalent than it actually is; and police use of force as consistently justified.”
The assertion that hyper-liberal Hollywood is secretly propagating this image of police as above the law is absurd and shows the author hasn’t been watching many cop shows.
The author insists that showing police departments as efficient and effective is a problem. Such thinking justifiably causes head-scratching for normal Americans.
Op-ed’s like this pushed by mainstream media are why some Americans have been misled about police departments. The agenda is clear and the mainstream media needs to be held accountable for the information they spread.
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