You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

A guy named Joe

Variety Editorial

He’s back!

Joe Lieberman, that stalwart “culture warrior,” has announced his presidential bid, promising at the outset to “take on the entertainment industry for peddling sex and violence to our children.”

Throughout his career in the Senate, Lieberman has railed against our pop culture, criticizing the ratings system, pressuring MTV to tone down content and so forth. But he also has a disturbing habit of invoking spiritual shibboleths on foreign policy as well.

Amongst all the various presidential contenders, Hollywood tends to be most suspicious of Joe Lieberman. In view of his rhetoric, understandably so.

More Biz

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Harvard University to Revoke Harvey Weinstein's Du Bois Medal

    He’s back! Joe Lieberman, that stalwart “culture warrior,” has announced his presidential bid, promising at the outset to “take on the entertainment industry for peddling sex and violence to our children.” Throughout his career in the Senate, Lieberman has railed against our pop culture, criticizing the ratings system, pressuring MTV to tone down content and […]

  • Calif. lawmaker calls for ban of

    California Lawmaker Calls for Ban on Secret Settlements for Sexual Harassment (EXCLUSIVE)

    He’s back! Joe Lieberman, that stalwart “culture warrior,” has announced his presidential bid, promising at the outset to “take on the entertainment industry for peddling sex and violence to our children.” Throughout his career in the Senate, Lieberman has railed against our pop culture, criticizing the ratings system, pressuring MTV to tone down content and […]

  • David Cross Says Charlyne Yi Is

    David Cross Accused of Racist Behavior by Charlyne Yi

    He’s back! Joe Lieberman, that stalwart “culture warrior,” has announced his presidential bid, promising at the outset to “take on the entertainment industry for peddling sex and violence to our children.” Throughout his career in the Senate, Lieberman has railed against our pop culture, criticizing the ratings system, pressuring MTV to tone down content and […]

  • law and finance hollywood new leaders

    Hollywood's New Leaders in Law and Finance

    He’s back! Joe Lieberman, that stalwart “culture warrior,” has announced his presidential bid, promising at the outset to “take on the entertainment industry for peddling sex and violence to our children.” Throughout his career in the Senate, Lieberman has railed against our pop culture, criticizing the ratings system, pressuring MTV to tone down content and […]

  • 10 Assistants to Watch hollywood new

    Variety's 10 Assistants to Watch Class of 2017

    He’s back! Joe Lieberman, that stalwart “culture warrior,” has announced his presidential bid, promising at the outset to “take on the entertainment industry for peddling sex and violence to our children.” Throughout his career in the Senate, Lieberman has railed against our pop culture, criticizing the ratings system, pressuring MTV to tone down content and […]

  • Yu Dong, chairman and CEO of

    China’s Bona Poised to Raise $215 Million Through Local IPO

    He’s back! Joe Lieberman, that stalwart “culture warrior,” has announced his presidential bid, promising at the outset to “take on the entertainment industry for peddling sex and violence to our children.” Throughout his career in the Senate, Lieberman has railed against our pop culture, criticizing the ratings system, pressuring MTV to tone down content and […]

  • R Stanton Dodge draftkings

    Dish Network Top Lawyer R. Stanton Dodge Exits to Join DraftKings

    He’s back! Joe Lieberman, that stalwart “culture warrior,” has announced his presidential bid, promising at the outset to “take on the entertainment industry for peddling sex and violence to our children.” Throughout his career in the Senate, Lieberman has railed against our pop culture, criticizing the ratings system, pressuring MTV to tone down content and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content