Forbes magazine is already raising hackles in Hollywood with advance word of a cover story set to hit the newsstands this week about the supposedly growing influence of "leftish" show-business figures over national politics. The article, called "Campaign '88: Get Ready For 'Selective Reality,' " was written by Senior Editor Allan Dodds Frank for the magazines' Jan. 25 edition.
Among other things, the piece:
--Calls Gregory Peck's recent TV commercials opposing confirmation of Robert Bork as Supreme Court justice a contribution to "American politics at its worst."
--Says of producer Norman Lear, whose People for the American Way coordinated an anti-Bork campaign: "his cunningly emotional campaign used the technique of the Big Lie, the more insidious because of its low-key delivery."
--Brands Jane Fonda "Hanoi Jane" and says many rich entertainers have become the "Hollyleft." The magazine asks, "Why are so many rich entertainers leftish? In a sense, speaking up for the poor helps them overcome in a painless way the guilt they feel for their current flamboyant living standards--the gold Rolls-Royces and dream-pad mansions."