The only way he survived, he told Washington Watch on Oct 7, 2017, was by keeping quiet about his political views. Now that he is out of the Hollywood echo chamber, he has come out with a podcast called Blunt Force Truth. But even now, after a long and successful career as a game show host and Hollywood insider, he has been shunned by many former friends.
Here's what Chuck said about his experience in Hollywood:
Now, you don't know that at the time, but when the job comes up, they'll say, 'Ah, let's just go with somebody else.' It's very subtle, but it's very real. And they will blackball you. So I didn't say much of anything till I left there.
I remember a number of times when co-workers freely aired their liberal opinions with alacrity, with no fear of shame or opposition. One co-worker shared in a staff meeting about how Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" was the best presentation he had ever seen. Another co-worker loved a presentation given in the JPL auditorium by an environmental alarmist about how the world was running out of oil. I mentioned in an earlier post how my boss shared political cartoons in staff meetings often with a liberal bias. Around the lab, I saw offices of scientists with cartoons posted on their doors lambasting conservatives and praising gay marriage. And of course, the JPL science community was 100% Darwinist, 24 x 7. When my boss found out I supported intelligent design, I never again was on his good side. He had a close circle of team members he joked with and chatted with freely. No matter how hard I worked and how much good I did, I never made it into that circle. Each suggestion I made was greeted with suspicion by default.
Share your opinions in the comments. If you've had experience with the Culture of Shunning, tell us about it. And give your opinion about how to correct the imbalance and make the workplace safe for conservatism.