Is Hollywood out of touch with American values? Join Mary McNamara, Marc Bernardin, Lorraine Ali and Justin Chang

Is Hollywood out of touch with American values? Join Mary McNamara, Marc Bernardin, Lorraine Ali and Justin Chang
  1. Is Hollywood out of touch with American values? Join Mary McNamara, Marc Bernardin, Lorraine Ali and Justin Chang
    Has Hollywood lost touch with American values? Jan. 7, 2017, 12:30 p.m. The contentious presidential campaign was filled with accusations of elitism and bias by the media -- from the news to entertainment. Many supporters of Donald J. Trump saw his victory as a repudiation of the so-called…
Jan. 7, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

The contentious presidential campaign was filled with accusations of elitism and bias by the media -- from the news to entertainment. Many supporters of Donald J. Trump saw his victory as a repudiation of the so-called liberal elite.

So as 2017 begins, we ask: Is Hollywood representing all Americans? Are Hollywood values out of sync with American values?

It's the start of a conversation we'll have all year with Hollywood's creators, consumers and observers. Most of all, we want to hear from you. Is Hollywood out of touch with your America? Here's what our critics and writers have to say:

  • Blame the movies? KENNETH TURAN on potent Hollywood visions that helped elect Trump
  • TV's affluent bubble: MARY McNAMARA on Hollywood's reluctance to deal with class issues
  • Fear of the powerful woman: JUSTIN CHANG on working women and men still behaving badly
  • Realistic or cliche?: JEFFREY FLEISHMAN on film's working-class men and women
  • Building distrust: LORRAINE ALI on destructive TV portrayals of Muslims and how TV can help fix things
  • Video games to politics: TODD MARTENS on how Gamergate trolls helped set Trump's political attack playbook
  • No 'Middle' ground: MEREDITH BLAKE on TV's working-class hero , 'The Middle'
  • Bracing for backlash: TRE'VELL ANDERSON on LGBT Hollywood's vow to keep fighting
  • Still angry: MARC BERNARDIN on 'This Is Us,' a rare TV view of simmering rage in a black professional
  • Arts fighter: MARK SWED says maybe Sylvester Stallone wasn't such a bad idea for the NEA after all
  • Rap pirates: Run the Jewels' Killer Mike and El-P get political with RANDALL ROBERTS
  • Standing Rock legacy: CAROLINA A. MIRANDA on the pipeline protest that could be the future of dissent
  • Cuba unplugged:
  1. Swafford rallies for first tour win at CareerBuilder Challenge - Golf
    01.23 / 01:50
    Hudson Swafford hit key shots down the stretch to set up birdies at the 16th and 17th holes to rally on the back nine and win the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta Sunday, his first PGA Tour…
  2. Aaron Wise showing he can hang with the big boys on PGA Tour

    01.22 / 06:12
    LA QUINTA – Aaron Wise said that he turned professional with no expectations. Which is good. The eight months since Wise won the NCAA individual golf title and helped Oregon to the team national championship, on the Ducks’ home course in Eug…
  3. Canadian Hadwin enters 59 club at CareerBuilder Challenge

    01.22 / 04:23
    LA QUINTA – Saturday was moving day, the there was no bigger mover than Canadian Adam Hadwin. Hadwin, who was flirting with the cut line at the start of the day, turned his tournament fortunes around Saturday with a record 59 on the La Q…
  4. Adam Hadwin records ninth sub-60 round in PGA Tour history -Golf
    01.21 / 23:46
    Adam Hadwin shot a 13-under 59 on Saturday in the CareerBuilder Challenge for the ninth sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and the second in 10 days. In cool, clear conditions in the desert after rain the previous two days, the 29-year-old Canadian reached 13 under with a 7-foot birdie putt on…
  5. Watch: Amateur has tough time getting out of deep bunker - Golf
    01.21 / 21:18
    Golf is hard. ⛳️#QuickHits— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 21, 2017 The CareerBuilder Challenge is one of two PGA Tour events where amateurs play all four rounds with the professionals.Saturday, John Hamm had a difficult time getting out of the very deep bunker at the par-4 16th on the Stadium Course.He's not the only one to struggle from the sand: Bunker problems. Relatable. A video posted by PGA TOUR (@pgatour) on Jan 19, 2017 at 3:36pm PST Copyright © 2017 …
  6. Johnson's 64 moves him into contention in Abu Dhabi - Golf
    01.21 / 17:38
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Over his jet lag and familiar with the golf course, Dustin Johnson is finally a real factor at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.The U.S. Open champion shot an 8-under par 64 in the third round on Saturday to catapult into title contention in his first event of 2017. He started the day eight shots off the lead and finished it in a five-way tie for second at 12 under par, one stroke behind new leader Tyrrell Hatton.Johnson is showing a steady improvement on…
  7. Torrey Pines' rough will be 'thick and juicy' from storms in advance of return of Tiger Woods - Golf
    01.21 / 16:23
    Torrey Pines' rough will be 'thick and juicy' from storms in advance of return of Tiger…
  8. Watch one of the worst breaks in golf you'll ever see - Golf
    01.21 / 14:32
    Scott McCarron appeared to hit a serviceable second shot on Hualala Golf Club's sixth hole. It found a lava…
  9. The hidden costs of replacing Obamacare

    01.21 / 13:15
    Congressional Republicans set themselves on a fast track this month to repeal the tax and spending provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. But President Trump and numerous GOP lawmakers are coming around to the view that it would be irresponsible, and possibly disastrous, to take that s…
  10. Jones: Begging Tiger Woods to play the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor
    01.21 / 02:51
    Please, Tiger. Pleeeeease. We'll do whatever you want. Anything. You name…
  11. 4 players Swafford has to watch this weekend at the CareerBuilders - Golf
    01.21 / 01:06
    Hudson Swafford is the leader at the midway point, posting back-to-back 65s, while Dominic Bozzelli and Danny Lee sit one back at 13-under par. Swafford has never won on Tour and if he's awarded an invitation to Augusta in April, he'll need to watch these four players this weekend in Palm Springs.Paul Casey (-8)Casey has been playing some great golf since September, recording four top-five finishes. The Englishman shot a 5-under-par 67 Thursday, and despite a rough finish, carded a…
  12. Hudson Swafford shoots second 65, leads in rainy La Quinta - Golf
    01.20 / 23:36
    LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Hudson Swafford shot his second straight 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the CareerBuilder C…
  13. Watch: Homa, Grillo get Dufner-like bounces at No. 17 - Golf
    01.20 / 23:16
    Jason Dufner's break at the par-3 17th last year helped him win the event and will always be remembered thanks to a plaque on the friendly rocks. On Friday, a pair of golfers got similar fortuitous bounces at the hole.Max Homa came to the par-3 Island Green 17th hole and almost added to his 2-over par total when his tee short went a little long. Homa got an incredible break with his ball bouncing off the rocks and back towards the green. He would chip on and escape with a par.Backspin…
  14. Watch: Phil, Casey, Cauley display precise iron play - Golf
    01.20 / 19:35
    Phil is having a blast.Precise long iron. Drops the putt. 2 under thru 2. 6 under total.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 20, 2017 Better conditions greeted the players Friday in the second round at the CareerBuilders Challenge, and a trio was taking advantage.Phil Mickelson hit a beautiful second shot into the par-5 11th at the Nicklaus Tournament Course, then rolled in the putt for an eagle.Paul Casey was also on the Nicklaus track, and at the par-3 12th, stuffed h…
  15. Plaque marks Dufner's fortunate break at PGA West Stadium Course - Golf
    01.20 / 18:58
    Jason Dufner got a great break at the 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge when his tee shot came to rest on a small dirt patch a couple of feet from the water.Just ridiculous.#ThrowbackThursday— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 19, 2017 Dufner would nearly hole the recovery and tap-in for a three at the par-3 island green 17th. The 2013 PGA champion would eventually defeat David Lingmerth in a playoff for his fourth PGA Tour win.To commemorate his shot at the 71st hole of t…
  16. Paul Ryan continues his assault on Obamacare and Medicare--this time on the Charlie Rose show

    01.20 / 17:39
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) seems to be constitutionally unable to avoid making misstatements about the Affordable Care Act or Medicare, two programs he has the knives out for. He doesn’t put it that way, of course—he hides his demolition plans behind the language of “fixing” the programs…
  17. 'America the Beautiful' gets a second airing at Trump inauguration

    01.20 / 17:38
    Inauguration Day live updates: 'Now arrives the hour of action,' Trump declares Jan. 20, 2017, 9:25 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration: Trump has not signaled that he will try to unify the country after he is sworn in Protests have already started in…
  18. Phil Mickelson sounds super bummed that the Chargers left San Diego - Golf
    01.20 / 15:52
    Phil Mickelson sounds super bummed about the National Football League's Chargers leaving San Diego for Los…
  19. Cabrera Bello leads in Abu Dhabi midway through 2nd round - Golf
    01.20 / 09:28
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied his final three holes to shoot a 6-under 66 Friday and take a two-stroke l…
  20. Phil Mickelson finds his game intact with 68 in PGA opener - Golf
    01.20 / 05:42
    LA QUINTA >> Phil Mickelson's rooting interest in the NFL may be long gone, but he showed Thursday his familiar golf game is still very much intact.The five-time major winner showed little rust from a three-month layoff during the first round of the CareerBuilder Challenge, shooting a 32 on the front nine at La Quinta Country Club en route to a 4-under-par 68, four shots behind 18-hole leader and PGA Tour rookie Dominic…