Network TV pushes progressive agenda, at expense of ratings

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    Network TV pushes progressive agenda, at expense of ratings

    The annual network list of cancelled prime-time shows cannot be pleasing to the progressives who measure shows based on their cultural and political usefulness. “TV Will Be a Lot Less Gay Next Year,” the commissars complained at Slate.com. They counted 11 cancelled shows that featured regular gay characters.

    That bothersome thing called the market: why must it get in the way?

    CBS’s gay sitcom “Partners” lasted six episodes and was cancelled shortly after Barack Obama’s victory. NBC’s “Smash” only featured four regular gay characters, but couldn’t keep anyone watching. The most prominent victim was “The New Normal,” Ryan Murphy’s NBC sitcom credited by many leftists with paving the way for America’s growing support for the gay agenda – and helping with Obama's reelection.

    Sharon Waxman at TheWrap.com put it this way on the morning after the election: “overall, the affirmation of liberal values in this election is remarkable....you cannot ignore the result this morning: that the United States looks more tolerant, more diverse, and more like the new normal – as in ‘The New Normal’ -- than it did the day before.”

    Anyone who would suggest this country looks anything like this trumped-up stick-figure sitcom must live in a very strange universe.

    On June 6, 2012 – just a month after NBC picked up Murphy’s show -- President Obama hit several lucrative “LGBT” fundraisers in Hollywood, including one at the home of Ryan Murphy and his “fiancé” David Miller. It was a $25,000-per-person event that included celebrity attendees Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, and “Glee” star Jane Lynch.  

    Murphy is in bed with Obama, as it were. Murphy even made an episode called “Obama Mama,” which TV critics found quite slanted in favor of Obama. (Ya think?) Conservative views were expressed by Ellen Barkin’s character – the mother of the pregnant surrogate hired by the two gay male lead characters – who was described as “a staunchly Republican real estate agent prone to making outrageously racist and homophobic statements.” This anti-conservative defamation is a Hollywood specialty (HBO is especially good at it). Maybe the audience has grown tired of it, finally.

    The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation gave Murphy two of its “GLAAD Media Awards” last month. In presenting the award, gay actor Matt Bomer honored Murphy as Hollywood’s top “tolerance” lobbyist, a specialist in “conversations” – in other words, stilted dialogues between compassionate gays and stupid conservatives which are always designed to result in “progress” for liberalism.

    “When these topics are grounded in compassion, humor, and understanding, it can spark a conversation and not always, but sometimes, that conversation can dissolve ignorance," Bomer declared. Traditional religion equals ignorance.

    Murphy gave credit to his NBC bosses Robert Greenblatt and Jennifer Salke for sharing his propaganda dreams: "The lowest-testing scene in the pilot was the makeout session in bed between Bryan and David. I remember not being worried about it, but wondering what the executives would say. Bob and Jennifer both said to me ‘Forget about it, it's a beautiful scene. It will change people's hearts and minds, so keep it in.’”

    Apparently it didn't.

    Comcast/NBC’s one-and-done season of “The New Normal” suggests it was perfectly timed propaganda. The brass were very quick to grant this show an order for a full season of episodes – on October 2, after only four shows had aired, and the ratings weren’t dynamite.

    The usual response is, "it is only a silly TV show, doesnt influence anyone"...But progressive Hollywood clearly thinks it does, and pushes its agenda, blatantly.

    The freedom to marry is being advanced in American living rooms as much as in court rooms," proclaimed ACLU boss Anthony Romero. "As we wait for the Supreme Court to rule, we want to keep this issue on the minds and screens of Americans everywhere."

    Remember this idea that massive political change comes from prime-time programming when the Hollywood executives try to argue that massive sex, violence, and profanity on TV has no influence on coarsening the popular culture. They can’t play dumb any better than President Obama is doing right now...



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    Br'er Crankup another cut and paste rant . Son you have so much hate in your soul that you can't even put it into your own words .

     
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    Doesn't this just disprove your rhetoric that NBC is a state run lap dog poodle for the administration? 

    Wouldn't they be keeping the shows (rather than cancelling them) with their poor ratings if they had some sort of 'pro-gay' agenda?

    This may come as a shock, but some 'gay' shows do well, and some do not.  Just like some 'average joe' shows do well, and others do not.

     
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    UN99: Typically the news division of a major network has little or nothing to do with the entertainment division of the network. So, no, it doesn't prove a thing one way or another.

     

     
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    Dude, we're self deleting now?

     

     
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    Dude, we're self deleting now?

     

    My comment was too insulting even for my own standards

     
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    Br'er Crankup stay on message .....

     
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    In response to UserName99's comment:

    Doesn't this just disprove your rhetoric that NBC is a state run lap dog poodle for the administration? 

    Wouldn't they be keeping the shows (rather than cancelling them) with their poor ratings if they had some sort of 'pro-gay' agenda?

    This may come as a shock, but some 'gay' shows do well, and some do not.  Just like some 'average joe' shows do well, and others do not.


    'Average joe'? Are you saying gay people arent 'average joes'?

    Comrade, you may soon be sent to politically correct re-education camp with black comedian Tracy Morgan,  by the commisars at GLADD....

     
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    My comment was too insulting even for my own standards

    Good on ya, mate!

     

     

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