Hollywood used to be called the Dream Factory, but nowadays it seems to be grinding out as much propaganda as anything else. Next up: Oliver Stone's "W.," which, if the trailer is any indication, will depict our current president's life as an evolution from drunken loser to dangerous idiot.

For the past 30 years or so, Hollywood storytelling has been guided by a liberal mythos in which, for example, blacklisting communist screenwriters during the '50s was somehow morally worse than fellow-traveling with the Stalinist murderers of tens of millions ("Trumbo") or presenting Che Guevara as a dashing, romantic liberator instead of a charismatic killer ("The Motorcycle Diaries").

Hollywood moviemakers have been telling lies -- loudly, constantly and almost always supporting a left-wing point of view. Here are their most egregious whoppers:

1. Hollywood has no political agenda -- it's just out to make money.

Throughout 2007, movie after movie deriding U.S. efforts to smack down Islamist terrorism bombed at the box office. ("Lions for Lambs." "In the Valley of Elah." "Redacted." "Rendition.") As ace film blogger John Nolte pointed out, only one war-on-terror film, the mediocre "Vantage Point," did good business. Why? Because it showed Americans as the good guys they are.

2. Hollywood liberals speak truth to power.

In a pig's eye. Sure, left-wing filmmakers are fearless when depicting snarling, evil Republican politicos, as in "The American President," or savage environment-destroying businessmen, as in "Michael Clayton," or the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy, as in the Edward R. Murrow hagiography "Good Night, and Good Luck." But those make-believe right-wingers and long-dead senators have no power whatsoever over the filmmakers. The people who do have power are the executives and directors who hire them, the reviewers who bolster their product and the elite opinionmakers who lavish them with prizes and prestige -- and they're all part of the Hollywood left-wing establishment.

3. Hollywood liberals are liberal.

Is censorship liberal? Movie ideas that don't toe the liberal line are hampered and censored at every level. I have personal knowledge of ideas that were shot down, drastically rewritten and limited in release simply because their themes were pro-American or pro-military.

4. Liberals don't exclude conservatives; conservatives just aren't that creative.

I get this in letters all the time: "Why don't you just admit it? Conservatives have no talent!" But how often have we heard this argument made by those on the inside wanting to keep others out? "We're not excluding blacks; they're just not smart enough to manage baseball teams."

There are a million pro-American, pro-God, pro-family, pro-liberty stories waiting to be told. The door is shut.

5. Hollywood leftists are patriotic in their own way.

Making antiwar films while American troops are under fire is not patriotic. Exporting movies that consistently show the United States in a bad light is not patriotic. Ceaselessly casting America and its government as the bad guy is not patriotic. And while I admit that there are many people of good will and patriotism on the left, those who love truth, courage, tolerance and America might be forgiven for wondering whether it isn't time for regime change in Los Angeles.

Andrew Klavan's novels and screenplays have been turned into such films as "True Crime" and "Don't Say a Word." He wrote this article for the Washington Post.