Dennis Miller made an excellent point tonight on O’Reilly which Bill poo-pooed because it wasn’t his idea first. Let me say before I go on that I’m no Factor fan, I just like his guests and sometimes they’re able to get a complete thought expressed before Bill interrupts them. Frankly, Bill is annoying with his “looking out for the folks” meme all the time.
But I digress.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
The point Miller made was that if the LSM goes after Michele Bachmann in the same ruthless and cruel way they’ve gone after Sarah Palin, the media will have established an MO. That won’t look so good for them. Do these liberal journalists want to appear to be the misogynists that they really are or would they rather stay in the closet? Miller gave great kudos to Palin for laying the ground work for all women to come after her because she’s taken all the abuse and heat – there can’t be any left unless the leftist media want to appear in the ugliest of lights. They will look like women haters – even if the woman in question happens to be conservative.
Party affiliation won’t matter a lot to the American people if they see the media pillaging yet one more UNDESERVING female candidate.
The people that both parties will be fighting for will be the independents: the so-called moderate Americans. They are leaving the democrat party because it’s been hijacked by leftist extremists. It’s no longer the party of their parents. It’s now the party of Che and Mao. And I’m pretty sure those moderate American voters don’t want to be aligned with communists. I think as it is, it will be hard for the democrats to win them back, but it will be especially hard if they see unfair and unnecessary gender abuse from the media, sanctioned by the democrat party.
Here’s proof that the television industry does not care about ratings or what the audience wants to see: 30 Rock was renewed for a 6th season and has won many Emmy Awards while it’s ratings remain low. But according to Fox 411 it receives “rave reviews from critics.”
Tina Fey, who co-stars with fellow left wing comrade Alec Baldwin on this hardly-watched program, says in her new book – Bossypants – that doing Palin ‘gags’ has likely hurt the show. She says that she and Alec are viewed by “50%” of America as “pinko commie monsters.” I’d say yes, but I’d also say that the percentage is higher than that.
She also acknowledges that they are both polarizing figures in American entertainment.
And yet, the show with low ratings remains on the air because “critics rave” about it.
These guys who run the networks and the critics who write about the shows, don’t care about what YOU want to watch. They only care about what they WANT you to watch.
And as a disclaimer: I’ve never seen this show so have no idea if it’s any good or not.
If you’re Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann or any other conservative woman, you’re fair game for filthy name calling from the likes of Bill Maher and other misogynistic liberal, Marxists in this nation. I’m sure the video will be posted online someplace before this day is through.
And once again, NOW has clammed up; the useless organization that stands for no one and nothing.
Because often comments get lost or not noticed or read at all, I’m giving this particular comment a blog post of its own. I’ve only done that a couple times in the past because for one reason or another, I think they require attention. This is one of those times.
Mr. King writes that he feels ‘dispirited’ after reading so much misinformation and distortions on the web. I hope I have given him reason to feel differently.
I will start by saying: I won’t be snarky. I am the co-witer and co-creator of the episode in question. And I haven’t commented everywhere because virus-like this story has spread everywhere, and it’s very hard to chase down a viral confusion. It really lends some truth to the epigram: “a lie runs halfway around the world before the truth can get its shoes on.”
Having said that, I wish people would watch the episode in question. I know it seems like a lame justification, but the episode really is strangely a defense of Tea Party adherents. Most of the criticism of the episode has been taking the words of the obvious villain to be the meaning of the episode– when it’s actually the opposite.
Secondly, the “McVeigh” name given to the character played by Gary Cole is part of the point. In the 15th episode of the first year– an episode titled “Bang”– the character was introduced. And the liberal partner, Diane (as played by Christine Baranski) was prejudiced against McVeigh. The reason she was prejudiced was his name. So the name was the point. It’s not an attempt to sneak in some liberal propaganda (as I think some bloggers have suggested). It’s the point of the character. Diane judges a right-wing character based on his name, and then she, and the viewer, quickly realize he’s nothing like the character they expect.
It’s very hard to argue that now without seeming like an apologist. But look at the episode “Bang” from last year (you can find it on line) and then look at the episode “Silver Bullet” from this year. They are a defense of these character’s conservative values.
But anyway this has been an education for me– how the internet becomes a funhouse mirror of agendas and political opinions. It’s very dispiriting.
I hope you’ll give the show a chance. It’s not what you expect. Thank you.
You know, I don’t watch network tv. Never. It’s a waste of time. But CBS has a show called The Good Wife which apparently has a strong political bent. Such a bent that they now have a character who is a Tea Party member named Kurt McVeigh. And what images does that conjure up for you? What do you suppose is the message that these writers are trying to send?
I guess if Tea Partiers aren’t going to really bomb federal buildings and kill Americans in masse, then they will create the illusion for the American public of it happening.
According to this article at FoxNews, they have taken more than one jab at Sarah Palin and this is another – at her and at the Tea Party at large. As I write this I see that Megyn Kelly will be taking up this topic on her show today. I hope you watch.
It amazes me that people actually watch network television. By watching it, it’s being supported and shows like this are being supported also. I can’t picket CBS corporate headquarters, I live in Arizona and the only other way to send a message to the networks is by boycotts – something I don’t really like unless we are talking about The View. But somehow the message needs to get through to these Hollywood elites that America does not appreciate their vision of our citizens and our nation.
Straight talk from Donald Trump at CPAC. You won’t ever hear any other candidate or elected official tell it like this. Just like Sarah Palin, this is another strong, no nonsense person. He doesn’t mince words or candy coat anything. He tells you what you want and need to hear. I have to wonder why Obama was so stupid to appoint Jeffery Immelt to his economic advisors when he could have gotten Trump – a man who REALLY does know about free markets and fair trade.
One of the best parts is when he talks about Obama and his unknown, secret past.
It’s less than 15 minutes long so I hope you listen.
I am stunned and becoming about as discouraged as I’ve been since November ’08.
If you’ve not seen this video, that’s been posted at Fox News, attacking Sarah Palin in the most vicious, vile and obscene ways, well… you may not want to see it. The language is over the top, the threats are off the charts and the civility? HA! There will be no return to civility in this nation after seeing that.
Google Sarah Palin and this is the drop down menu you will get:
I think we’re beyond civility and unfortunately, beyond hope.
Have we no leaders in this country who will stand up and say “this has to STOP”?
Our nation is so severely divided and I fear it’s not reconcilable.
Since I wrote this blog (less than 30 minutes ago) the Google drop down menu has changed, entirely when you search her name. Interesting…