Hollywood, mainstream media and party politics all suffer from the same debilitating disease. They all have an almost incurable case of self importance. This virulent form of tunnel vision allows them to see only what exists in their own immediate vicinity and since none of them ever step foot outside the infected zones in LA, DC and NYC they are certain that their vision is the true way of the world.
They all believe that their power and wealth derives from their own innate vision and that they do not need to cater to the working class American.
They consider us to be a captive audience that has no alternative. While that was correct and remains largely so even now, that dynamic is changing. Look at the networks, the news companies and publishers. They are all hemorrhaging and relying more and more on leveraged capital and foreign audiences.