The China-resentment of American movie snobs

Gamers are starting to blame China more for their consumerist gripes, but movie fans started it.

Whenever a bad movie does well in China, the American press sneers at China for their shit taste, but whenever a bad movie doesn't do well in China, it is either under-reported and ignored, or, in fact, also turned against China.

Americans notice that Hollywood movies are getting dumber and worse, and the easiest connection to make is to the increased input from China in Hollywood. In reality, they're both symptoms of a bigger problem: Hollywood is the global hegemonic film center, and it is always, constantly profit-seeking.

Manufacturing consent in reality tv fan votes

Reality tv uses basic tools to influence fan votes. When you notice those tools, you notice similar patterns in political media.

There are many structural elements that not only influence who wins votes / elections, but how we conceptualize elections to begin with.

In the most basic sense, the amount of exposure someone gets influences their votes. The only reason Joe Biden dominated the early polling of the 2020 primary is because he's the candidate who most people know the best. This is even easier to witness in reality tv fan votes.