Newsom’s Wife Reportedly Profits From Selling Woke Films To Schools
Public schools, particularly in Democratic-led states like California, have long been the target of conservative criticism regarding an emphasis on controversial cultural issues at the perceived expense of traditional education.
Making matters worse, recent reports indicate that the push to include leftist ideals in public school curricula is directly benefiting California’s first lady.
According to research by the watchdog group Open the Books, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, operates a nonprofit organization that has brought in almost $1.5 million through contracts with schools across the state.
In total, the Representation Project has provided four films she has either written or directed — including two that include on-screen appearances by her and the governor. The organization was established following the release of Jennifer Newsom’s 2011 film “Miss Representation.”
The nonprofit group claims that its mission is to “fight sexism through films, education, research, and activism.”
Open the Books CEO Adam Andrzejewski explained that the organization “not only solicits donors from big-money political supporters of Gavin Newsom, but also receives public tax dollars through schools to create a new generation of supporters and activists in the state’s — and country’s — schoolchildren.”
“The Great American Lie,” one of the films written and directed by the state’s first lady, is described on IMDB as an examination of “how a U.S. value system built on the extreme masculine ideals of money, power, and control has glorified individualism, institutionalized inequality, and undermined the ability of most Americans to achieve the American Dream.”
Not only does such content appear to denounce masculinity and the United States as a whole, but another film, “The Mask You Live In,” reportedly features links to pornographic websites and partially obscured images that Andrzejewski described as “graphic even when blurred.”
Schools pay as much as $599 for the right to broadcast this content in classrooms, and Jennifer Newsom has reportedly earned about $1.5 million in salary since the Representation Project was founded.
The Revolving Door Project, another government watchdog organization, is calling for action in response to this and other cases of apparent undue influence by elected officials. Jeff Hauser, the group’s executive director, asserted: “We’re going to need a rethink of ethics laws that allow people to work without making political officeholders easy to bribe via their partners.”