The woke capitalism thread [Get woke, go broke]

CynicalContrarian

Owl
Gold Member
RE: Get woke, go broke

This type of nonsense almost writes itself...
From Voxday's blog :

Business, SJW-style

I wish Marvel Studios would hire Megan Ellison to run it:

According to The Wrap, Annapurna Pictures has run into financial difficulties as of late, culminating in the "jettisoning of two upcoming films with marquee talent" and the exit of its film division head.... Coming in December, Annapurna will be releasing the Christian Bale star vehicle "VICE," another leftist propaganda film in which Bale plays former Vice President Dick Cheney opposite Sam Rockwell playing President Bush. The film is reported to have cost a "bloated $60 million to produce" when it should have cost only half that. Factor in marketing cost and the film hasn't got a prayer.

"There is a financial issue going on," a source told The Wrap. "Her dad has put a lot of money into the company and I don’t think he wants to support her behavior and what’s been going on. There are restraints — the money is not flowing."

Annapurna also recently dropped its slated film about Fox News founder Roger Ailes just three weeks away from starting production. It had been approved for a whopping $35 million budget.

A source close to Megan Ellison says she has been making political passion projects with zero regard for financial cost or box office potential.

"She makes bad decisions," the source said. "She wanted to chase all these expensive movies that weren’t going to make money, and she said, ‘I don’t care whether they make money.’ That’s not how you run a company."


It is if you're an SJW. From a Financial Times article in 2014:

She is Megan Ellison and, depending on who you talk to, she is either the saviour of an industry that has succumbed to brain-numbing comic-book movies and superhero sequels or a wealthy heiress who splashes the cash on films that don’t necessarily make financial sense.

It would appear we have the answer to that question.

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/10/business-sjw-style.html
 
RE: Get woke, go broke

Hilarious - she has a lesbian man-face and acts accordingly.

Too bad - Larry is a Player who has bedded thousands sometimes living with a handful of girls on his yacht.

larry_ellison_nikita_kahn.jpg



The fat mannish woman next to him is his daughter while the hot one on the other side is his current girlfriend. Some men better have only sons.

Though he won't let her blast hundreds of millions of dollars on shitty go-broke-SJW products.
 

DarkTriad

Ostrich
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RE: Get woke, go broke

cascadecombo said:
San Fran tried to set up a statue to make a virtue signal statue, gets dropped by in status as a result.

I love my hometown.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.th...isco-as-sister-city-over-comfort-women-statue

These guys ever considering fixing a bridge instead of building a statue to pander to somebody.

Cambridge, MA, home to Harvard, is one of the most virtue signaling cities in the world. Eventually one of the City Councilors had to make a rule that they weren't allowed to talk vote about, censure, or even talk about anything unless it actually involve the city or residents of Cambridge. They could go through MONTHS of meetings censuring South Africa, treatment of women in Saudi (places they had never ever been to and no impact on their city or their job). If you complained, you were were a full blown thoughtcriminal that didn't "care enough". So everyone had to bow down to these people, until the one guy that actually did "care" about taking care of the people he was assigned to help (by fixing their roads and and schools and such) had to make a rule so they could even ATTEMPT to do their jobs.

Our values have gone pretty far when shit like this starts happening.
 

Dusty

Peacock
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RE: Get woke, go broke

ABC had a hit show with Rosanne, then they caved to the NPC mob and fired the star. They didn’t think it through...

 

Teedub

Crow
Gold Member
RE: Get woke, go broke

I wish the BBC would go broke, shame they're a semi-governmental body that most people pay a licence for. I don't, thankfully.

From The Times:

"BBC staff have been told to use non- binary pronouns when addressing gender-fluid or transgender employees to ensure that the corporation does not develop a “heteronormative culture”.

The policy means that BBC workers will be encouraged to refer to non-binary colleagues as “they” or “them”, rather than “he” or “she”.

In addition heterosexual BBC staff will be asked to wear badges identifying themselves as “straight allies” to help their LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) colleagues."

Just when you think this shit has reached its zenith...
 

catoblepa

Woodpecker
RE: Get woke, go broke

A lot of leftist newspapers like the Huff Post, The Guardian, Vox etc. are loosing money. I guess they must be zero profits tools of propaganda. They're pushing a narrative that yields little returns on a short term hoping it will start to create value on a long term.
 
RE: Get woke, go broke

catoblepa said:
A lot of leftist newspapers like the Huff Post, The Guardian, Vox etc. are loosing money. I guess they must be zero profits tools of propaganda. They're pushing a narrative that yields little returns on a short term hoping it will start to create value on a long term.

Many mainstream media outlets don't make money and will cost even more. They are already achieving what they want - program the NPCs - anything else is at best an additional plus. That is why so many newspapers now depend on billionaires or have been bought by various oligarchs who are operating them at a loss. There is little illusion among them, that they will become ever really profitable.

The end-goal is propaganda and has been that way for over a century now.
 

66Scorpio

Woodpecker
RE: Get woke, go broke

The basic problem is that people are willing to set aside good storytelling in favour or racelifts and gender quotas. I had my own game company back in the 90s. It never rose nor fell on the basis of identity politics. However, we had many elements that would be considered "woke" today.

At the time, an industry veteran said "I want to congratulate you for being the first company to prominently feature a minority woman on the cover of your product." To this day, I don't know if that was tongue in cheek or woke before woke (it wasn't sarcasm).

The thing is, we were not trying to advance some SJW agenda but rather trying to tell good stories. Of anything, we were hard right, and yet mysteriously women and minorities were part of our narrative.

Many people don't know that the protagonist from the masterpiece Starship Troopers was a Filipino man from Brazil. How "woke" is that?
 

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
RE: Get woke, go broke

Simeon_Strangelight said:
catoblepa said:
A lot of leftist newspapers like the Huff Post, The Guardian, Vox etc. are loosing money. I guess they must be zero profits tools of propaganda. They're pushing a narrative that yields little returns on a short term hoping it will start to create value on a long term.

Many mainstream media outlets don't make money and will cost even more. They are already achieving what they want - program the NPCs - anything else is at best an additional plus. That is why so many newspapers now depend on billionaires or have been bought by various oligarchs who are operating them at a loss. There is little illusion among them, that they will become ever really profitable.

The end-goal is propaganda and has been that way for over a century now.

I think that one of the most simple yet potent legislative moves Trump could make would be to require media outlets which are operating at a loss to be governed by the same rules as political ads where the source of funding has to be made clear at the end of the story.

Many people are conpletely unaware that some of these institutions are entirely under the financial thumb of billionaire oligarchs.
 

Richard Turpin

Kingfisher
RE: Get woke, go broke

It hasn't taken long for Doctor Who ratings to slump.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...s-latest-episode-series-high-8-2-million.html

Doctor Who has seen a dip in ratings since the series, which stars Jodie Whittaker as the first female incarnation of the Time Lord, began in October.

The iconic sci-fi show is now on its fifth episode, and Sunday night's episode The Tsuranaga Conundrum, which received an average of 6.1 million viewers.

In comparison, the season's first outing The Woman Who Fell To Earth had 8.2 million watching, almost double the viewer ratings for last year's opener.

The ratings plunged as low as 5.9million during show's most recent episode, which saw a man give birth in space as the Doctor and her companions dealt with the threat of an adorable yet dangerous alien.

Some viewers complained that the reason why they no longer wanted to watch the show is because it was too 'PC' for their liking, as one wrote on Twitter: 'This show has become so PC ive actually stopped watching. And 99% of my friends and family have aswell. (sic)'

Another said: 'Well after years of watching #DoctorWho this new series has put the nail in the coffin for the time being. Capaldis last season was bad enough but this is now pure PC boring tripe nowadays. I honestly wish they cast Bradley Walsh as the doctor. He'd have been great!'

I've never been a huge Doctor Who fan, but enjoyed a few episodes here and there since it was brought back. Ecclestone ones mainly. But no way was I going to watch any of the new ones, I could see the SJW levels rise every time I caught one, I shudder to think what these new ones now look like.
 

Ember

Ostrich
Gold Member
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One of my blue-pill boomer work colleagues has been moaning that the Dr Who plot is terrible. For him as a long-time viewer to say that it must really be bad. But it's hard to have sympathy for people that spend their free-time watching such junk. His missus is probably wearing the trousers there.

I guessed the series might be in ratings trouble by the appearance of bus stop ads featuring Jodie Whittaker. It rankles that the TV license fee is used for advertising not that I pay it.
 

Richard Turpin

Kingfisher
RE: Get woke, go broke

hv123 said:
T'yorkshire Doctor.

It can't be as bad as that feminist Sherlock Xmas special. God that was dire.

I forgot about that. Yes that was awful. That's another half-decent show that went off the rails by pandering too much to leftists, instead of just sticking to entertainment.
 
RE: Get woke, go broke

Richard Turpin said:
It hasn't taken long for Doctor Who ratings to slump.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...s-latest-episode-series-high-8-2-million.html

Another said: 'I honestly wish they cast Bradley Walsh as the doctor. He'd have been great!'

Well, it's good to see they acknowledge the awesomeness of Bradley Walsh.

The 'It's About Time' ads for the latest series piss me off, that and the usual 'if you don't like it, you've a problem a female characters, etc'.

Me: Ripley from Aliens, now shut the fuck up.

The Eccleston series was the only one I watched and I enjoyed it, but I've never watched the show before or since.
 
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