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Modern Family has always dismissed the critical role of a mother with its gay male couple raising a daughter. It has also inserted feminist talking points in the past. In this week’s episode, “Pool Party,” on October 15, the show highlighted two incoherent premises of the feminist left: Corporations are “corrupt and mercenary,” but women should leave their babies to work for them or they will “resent [their] children.”
Newsbusters has been regularly documenting how the major television networks are pushing a pro-illegal immigration/anti-ICE narrative in their dramas and comedies. Network shows use similar buzz words, as if Hollywood writers are just borrowing “fill-in-the-blanks” worksheets provided to them by open borders advocates.
In recent years, Planned Parenthood has been working with Hollywood to push a pro-abortion narrative in television and movies. As the Washington Post Magazine highlighted last month, the abortion giant’s Director of Arts and Entertainment Engagement coordinates directly with Hollywood scriptwriters to portray abortion as a positive “choice” in television and film. The goal is to remove from entertainment any moral questions or qualms associated with abortion.
Last week, Family Guy amusingly poked fun at woke society’s transgender shibboleths. This week, Seth MacFarland did made fun of PC pieties again in the episode “Absolutely Babulous,” on October 13. The episode riffs on participation trophies when Stewie wins a medal at his preschool’s “Toddler Games.”
The LGBT lobby is one of the most powerful political and cultural forces in the United States today. They have massive influence in Hollywood. Therefore, it is practically impossible to turn on your television any given night of the week without seeing this powerful lobby’s influence over a show. This is true regardless of how “family-friendly” or “faith-oriented” the show may be.
ABC sitcom American Housewife jumped on the radical environmentalist bandwagon this week with Friday's episode “Bigger Kids, Bigger Problems.”
Last week, Shonda Rhimes’ How to Get Away With Murder compared ICE agents to criminal gangs. This week’s episode, “Do You Think I’m a Bad Man?,” on October 10, turned law enforcement into the villains again with a story of a police officer killing an unarmed black man.
ABC’s sitcom Single Parents poked fun at feminism last season but in the episode October 9 “Derek Sucks,” they were far more PC, with characters embarrassingly asserting their feminist bonafides.
For decades, the left has successfully promoted the increased sexualization of children by portraying opponents as somehow mean or intolerant. In this latest volley, those who see problems with a sexualized man dressed as a woman reading to children are once again criticized as just disliking people who are different or "too much." A drag queen reading to children is the same as an elderly woman who dresses her best or a male healthcare worker showing a softer side, in a new commercial.
Liberal producer Chuck Lorre’s new show Bob Hearts Abishola has been vying to be one of the worst new sitcoms on television. This weeks’ episode, “A Bird May Love a Fish,” on October 7, once again utilized racist tropes aimed at whites, blacks and immigrants while also taking a dig at Fox News.
This week’s Family Guy episode, “Bri-Da,” on October 6, knocked the woke crowd with jokes about transgender PC madness. A transgender character is told "Do whatever you want all the time.'
ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder tends to push a left-wing agenda. The final season’s second episode on October 3, “Vivien’s Here,” went over-the-top in lecturing audiences about immigration enforcement.
NBC premiered Perfect Harmony, on Thursday, September 26, a new show about a former Princeton music professor who trains a small church choir in Kentucky. While the comedy does show some heart, it still relies on stereotypes about rural Christians who need an arrogant agnostic professor to help them reach their full potential.
Last season, the NBC comedy Superstore ended with a dramatic ICE arrest. During last season’s finale, the audience was supposed to feel sympathy for Mateo (Nico Santos), the illegal immigrant who stole a woman’s identification to get his job. The season premiere, “Cloud 9.0,” on September 26 began with a vigil by the Cloud 9 store’s employees to protest their illegal co-worker's detainment.
NBC’s emotional hit drama This is Us has pushed left-wing political agendas in the past, but its season premiere episode “Strangers” on Tuesday, September 24, portrayed a surprisingly pro-life message.
Liberal producer Chuck Lorre’s sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola might be new, but its ending certainly was not. Monday night’s pilot episode for the new CBS show about a Nigerian immigrant nurse (Abishola, played by Folake Olowofoyeku) and her white patient (Bob, played by Billy Gardell), ended with a signature Lorre vanity card that was a clear shot at President Trump and his campaign’s red MAGA hats. The card simply showed an image of a yellow IMAG (Immigrants Make America Great) hat, the same one Lorre wore to promote his new show in August.