MADISON, Wis. — The Badger State and Tinseltown are separated by some 2,000 miles, but in so many ways Wisconsin and Hollywood couldn’t be farther apart.

Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian and the rest of the Tinseltown glitterati don’t have much in common with Midwest living.

But in what conservatives see as the Brave New World of a left-led assault on right-bearing political speech, the home of the late-Joseph McCarthy and liberal Hollywood may have more in common than meets the eye.