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Fey says Palin impersonations has not helped 30 Rock

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.


Ghostsouls and I are not giving this up. Our boycott calls continue . . .

Ghostsouls has compiled a list of advertisers to ABC. This was a pretty good undertaking and I really appreciate her time and efforts. At the bottom of this list are contact web pages to leave a complaint with the particular advertiser. I hope you will take a minute and send a letter to of complaint to them regarding The View and Joy Behar in particular.

I’ve had a total of 85 views to that original boycott post and 22 clicks on the ABC complaint site. It’s not much but it’s a start. I’d love to see this anti-Christian, anti-American woman off the show and better yet but not possible, The View off television. Behar is the most hateful, mean-spirited person on television and trying to hide behind the “I’m a comedienne” line just doesn’t cut it.

I just watched the last 20 minutes of The View and yes, it was torture to do so and the first time I’ve ever seen it. These are a list of the advertisers with their web pages, just in the last 20 minutes of the show:


PlaySkool – I could not find a relevant complaint contact page for this

Head and Shoulders

Nabisco – I could not find a relevant complaint contact page for this one either

Toys “R” Us


Thanks to Katie Couric I learned a useless word today

“As Seth Meyers might say on Weekend Update, Really?!” Couric, who watches the show [Glee] with her daughters, said of the photos. “These very adult photos of young women who perform in a family show just seem so un-‘Glee’-like. The program is already edgy in the right ways, these images don’t really — in my humble opinion — fit the ‘Glee’ gestalt.

Do you even know what gestalt means? Do you even care? I’ve heard the word before, but never bothered to find out what it really meant and until I heard her commentary, I didn’t care either.  So I looked it up.

I was still in the dark after I read the definition:


1. a configuration, pattern, or organized field having specific properties that cannot be derived from the summation of its component parts; a unified whole.
2. an instance or example of such a unified whole.
I then scrolled down the page to find the origin:

1922, from Ger. Gestaltqualität  (1890, introduced by Ger. philosopher Christian von Ehrenfels, 1859-1932), from M.H.G. gestalt  “form, configuration, appearance,” abstracted from ungestalt  “deformity,” noun use of adj. ungestalt  “misshapen,” from gestalt,  obsolete pp. of stellen  “to place, arrange.” As a school of psychology, it was founded c.1912.
ah! A school of psychology! A German school of psychology! I’ll come back to this  at a  later date.

The thesaurus gives synonyms like contour, shape, structure, outline and form. You understand those words, right? They sure are more a part of our daily language than is GESTALT.  Why didn’t she use one of those words to say that these particular photos didn’t follow the STRUCTURE or even better, the IMAGE of what this show has produced to the public?

Couric used this high brow word  – GESTALT – in order to make us feel stupid or certainly less smart than the elitist speaker is. This is kind of funny since Couric is the lightest weight in television, next to say – Harry Smith. So maybe she’s using the word to elevate herself among the elitists she is trying so hard to be part of.

I don’t know.

I do know that a year or 2 ago, I would have felt like I WAS stupid for not knowing what she’s talking about. Now I see the game she and other elitists are playing on us.  They want those of us who don’t live on the left or right coast, but in the middle fly-over country, to know that we are nothing more than pumpkins.  As Laura Ingraham said the other day: we drive big trucks, keep big guns and have big families – they don’t like any of that.

In short, they don’t like us.

The sooner we realize that these people are not just condescending to the vast majority of Americans, but they really don’t like us, and we stop watching and listening to them, the sooner they will either come around or go away.

I vote for GO AWAY. But then, I don’t watch network tv, anyway.