I do not think it is wrong or an exaggeration to say that the majority of popular media expresses an anti-Christian view. I think the problem is in arguing that this is part of an organized movement or cabal or what have you. Believe me...members of my immediate family have been involved in the major/mainstream entertainment industry (specifically, the music industry) for a combined ~60 years, so I know how terrible a lot of it is. I would never dispute that. But there is little overall motive for it to be that way beyond the profit motive (which is itself anti-Christian, of course; money is not more important than morals), and as such it reinforces anti-Christian views in the attempt to appeal to the widest cross-section of the world as possible: non-Christians, agnostics, atheists, apathetic Christians, etc. In a way, the entertainment industry both pushes and reflects the larger societal belief in the perfectability of man and the progress of culture and civilization in lieu of strong belief in a particular religion. It wasn't always this way, of course. In music, for instance, mainstream artists like Elvis, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Johnny Cash, the Byrds, etc. recorded material with explicit religious content and were not relegated to sub-labels or particular media outlets catering to the religious, because of course there was not an assumed division between the believer and the rest of society (the "normal", the status quo...whatever you want to call it). It was considered normal to not only believe in God, but to reinforce or strengthen that belief by reading Christian books, watching Christian films, listening to Christian music, etc. This was not a conceit to a particular demographic, as Christians were the majority of the society anyway, and of course producing Christian (or at least Christian-sensitive) material did not prevent the major companies (many of which were incidentally run by non-Christians) from also producing other religious material in order to grab those non-Christian (primarily Jewish) markets, too. So it was good for business to make religious consumables.
Of course, today this has largely changed. There is still plenty of Christian media out there, but it is exactly that: "Christian media", as something separate from...uh...media. "Regular" (i.e., secular) media, I guess you could call it. Much of it is of poor quality relative to the large expenditures tied to the production and distribution of non-religious media, and the two are so far apart in terms of their spheres of influence that we have, for instance, a thread posted right now on OC.net that talks about a soap opera actors' Emmy acceptance speech which included some Orthodox religious content as being "just another 'thank you Jesus' guy" and potentially throwing pearls before swine. Thanking Jesus for awards (and football victories, and finding a penny on the street in movies, etc.) is another phenomenon, but it strikes me that what would
seem normal in a normally Christian society (i.e., in one where the faith were not compartmentalized as it is in the USA) is now odd even to Orthodox Christians.
That's heartbreaking and disturbing, but I would not blame the media for that at all. Or rather, I would blame the thoroughly Protestant and practically secular culture that pervades the West, as it is a hallmark of Protestant Evangelicalism
to set up parallel "Christian" versions of everything under the sun in an attempt to create an Evangelical culture that is somehow separate from the mainstream, despite taking its forms from that same essentially atheistic mainstream. TV too immoral? That's okay; watch TBN instead of ABC or whatever. Books and films too lurid? Don't worry -- we've got the "Left Behind" series and other Christian books/movies to throw money at. Need music with a good message? K-LOVE is here for you! Granted, all of these things isolate believers from non-believers and make the former look crazy, but hey...that's the price of being righteous
in an unrighteous world, no?
Somehow I don't think this is quite the way to go about it. Our forefathers baptized those elements of culture that could be baptized, in order to bring them to their pinnacle in the proper re-presentation of all God-given talent to God. Instead, today we aim low (so low as to bypass any idea of appealing to anyone outside of our little club of fellow churchy people), "succeed", and then wonder why the rest of the world just doesn't get it.
It's strange, because this is definitely not the attitude that produced heavenly, transcendent liturgies, icons, writings, and other things that were the product of Christianity when it was still flourishing around the world, in a multitude of cultures (including in the West). We are to bring our best sacrifice before the Lord. To reconnect this rant to the OP, when people see that (exceptional work being made for our God and our faith), they want in; when they do not, they turn to things like New Age that seek to answer this inherent desire for beauty, transcendence, awe, etc.