Wednesday, September 08, 2010
A Right Wing Network
B-O-O-O-RING. Don't know what to make of this. Frankly, it makes me uneasy, despite the clever video intro by Kelsey Grammer.
btw, how many of you are familiar with the unbelievably tragic life this Juilliard alum has lived?
Grammer's family life has been plagued by tragedies. In 1968, when Grammer was thirteen years old, his father, whom he had seen only twice since his parents' divorce, was shot and killed on the front lawn of his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 1975, his younger sister, Karen, was raped and murdered after being abducted outside a Red Lobster restaurant in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where her boyfriend worked. In 1980, his fraternal twin half-brothers were killed in a freak scuba diving accident. Grammer has sworn to prevent his sister's murderer, Freddie Lee Glenn, from being paroled in July 2009, Glenn was denied parole at least in part due to a letter Grammer submitted to the parole board.
I don't know how and why he's still standing. Shouldn't he be curled up in a fetal ball in the corner demanding compensation from the government? Oh. That's right. He's a conservative.
Still. I don't think most of us right-wingers want a right wing network. We want entertainment that doesn't amount to left wing propaganda, yes, but that's a far cry from wanting our own entertainment propaganda. In other words, I think our preference would be for entertainment that seeks to entertain, not advocate, proselytize, or undermine our personal values. I think that preference would be called, "Just leave politics out of it."
Which can't really be accomplished by a single cable network, can it? And I dread what might be on such a network. Things I don't want to see, especially if they're being touted as things us right wingers want to see:
- Andy of Mayberry reruns
- Left Behind, Parts I through V (for 'vapid')
- Gunsmoke reruns (or anything that's presently boring people at TVLand)
- Firing Line reruns (they looked like reruns the first time around)
- Cspan book lectures by National Review editors
- Wholesome old movies
- Syndicated old folks series like Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis: Murder, and Barnaby Jones. Yes, they're inoffensive; they're also deadly dull.
- Bleeped, sanitized versions of anything good from HBO or SHO.
- Anything that's supposed to be good for us (the same way we feel about left-wing stuff that's supposed to be good for us.)
- Anything at all about Noah's Ark. (STOP IT. And that goes for the Discovery Channel too.)
- Any sort of talk show or something featuring Pat Sajak. (yeah, he's a conservative. So f'ing what?)
- Anything whatever about healing, End of Days, the Rapture, or born-again celebrities.
- Any variation on Jon Stewart's or Stephen Colbert's political comedy. Your're not good at it. Don't do it. I'm begging you.
- Anything the Media Research Center would approve of. Nice people but sheesh.
I guess you've already figured out we won't be watching this network. Neither will anyone else. It's not what conservatives have in mind. All it does is make more jokes for lefty comedians who need to feed their superiority complex.
Truthfully, I haven't even looked at their contemplated programming. Not interested. If I've missed something, let me know.