Michelle Malkin And The Death Of Old Hollywood (Or The Rise Of The New New Hollywood)
I don't like Michelle Malkin.
I think she exemplifies everything that's wrong with the age we live in.
She's loud and graceless.
But despite her politics she's right about something important and she's on the cusp of the new new Hollywood.
If you don't know Ms. Malkin, she's a right wing 'commentator' who runs a very popular website spitting noise about the evil left.
She recently started a videoblog/news show. It's basically her spin on the news of the day.
She's broadcasting it on her site and Youtube.
But she is part of the trend of using Youtube for more than just funny clips.
She realizes that Youtube is going to make somebody famous.
And it's going to happen sooner rather than later.
What makes Hollywood special is it's ability to create stories and stars.
It's a closed system which filters (poorly) stuff it thinks the public wants to see. And it sells that stuff to tv and movie houses across the world.
YouTube is the New New Hollywood.
It does almost the exact same thing without the cost, to anyone.
The people tell the stories.
The people make the stars.
The people are the filter.
The most popular video last week on Youtube was about the random death of a 17yo girl from
Washington D.C. Vancouver, Washington . Almost a million people have watched this girl's tragic story.
The senior editor of MAKE magazine, phillip torrone – playing with a new logitech camera was watched by over 100,000 today. It costed logitech nothing.
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out that Hollywood is under attack.
And the problem isn't downloading.
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