Karen Townsend

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It’s been thirty years since the Central Park Five were arrested for the brutal attack and rape of a 28-year-old investment banker as she was out for a jog one night. The Netflix limited miniseries When They See Us attempts a dramatic retelling of the story of the Five, whose convictions were vacated almost 15 years later, with a special cameo by President Donald Trump.



Season Two of Vida on the Starz network began airing May 26, picking up where the first season ended. The opening scene of “Episode 7” is jarring, to say the least. A full two-minute orgy scene begins the show. This includes wall to wall naked bodies of both heterosexual and homosexual couplings. The scene is completely random and without merit to the rest of the episode. If the intention is simply to shock the viewer, well, mission accomplished.



Looking for leverage to get the Democrats to fund a flame-shooting border wall, President Trump promises to refuse to resupply the International Space Station until Democrats agree to the funding in the May 19 episode of Showtime’s Our Cartoon President. Pitting suffering astronauts against the president, media reports cause Trump to begin to lose support. He even loses support from loyal Trump supporters like Sean Hannity, along with Ann Coulter who appears on Hannity’s show.



The final episode of season three of CBS All Access’s streaming show The Good Fight aired May 16. It’s a given that the show is anti-Trump. The writers portray President Trump and his administration in the worst possible ways on a regular basis. But this episode, titled “The One About the End of the World,” includes an odd scene, even for this show.



The series of Veep arrived on Sunday. In the episode titled “Veep”, presidential candidate Selina Meyer finds herself at a brokered convention in Charlotte, North Carolina with no clear candidate choice in sight. Along the way, she unintentionally finds an issue with which to pander for delegate votes.



A group of liberal professional women trying to disrupt the Trump administration at any cost sink to a new low in the May 9 episode of CBS’s All-Access streaming show The Good Fight. In “The One Where the Sun Comes Out,” the dangerous practice of swatting is used as payback for President Trump’s immigration policy and Trump senior policy advisor Stephen Miller appears to be the target.



Liberal Hollywood climate change alarmists have long embraced the use of children in their virtue-signaling against regular Americans skeptical of their far-reaching claims. One network medical drama used teenage girls as martyrs willing to commit suicide to draw attention to their cause.



Liberal white guilt is a powerful drug. Sometimes it makes otherwise professional people do illegal acts, like commit insurance fraud, all in the name of protecting migrants. In this case, a doctor not only put herself at risk of a jail sentence but also endangered an asylum-seeker and his daughter.



The 2019 Billboard Music Awards aired on May 1. The host for the NBC broadcast, Kelly Clarkson, presided over a politics-free award ceremony, with only one exception. How refreshing since most of the award shows are riddled with political lecturing by our Hollywood betters.



Young Shazad Berklin experiences a valuable lesson about privilege as he learns how to drive. He has difficulty maneuvering through stop signs and experiences two different scenarios, one with his white step-father and one with his black father.



The Resistance is still having a really hard time accepting the fact that President Trump won the 2016 presidential election fair and square. Now that the Mueller report has been released and concluded that there was no collusion between the Russians and Trump’s campaign, a different narrative has to emerge.



When Hollywood desperately tries to normalize non-binary gender fluidity to television audiences, usually the character is an adult. In the April 21 episode of NBC’s Good Girls, the non-binary character is a tween.



Liberal women like nothing more than to fantasize about First Lady Melania Trump divorcing President Trump. It is beyond their imagination that she is happy in her marriage to President Trump. This fantasy is put to use in the April 18 episode of CBS All-Access’s The Good Fight.



In the April 14 episode of HBO’s Veep, a leading character has an abortion while on the campaign trail in Iowa. All abortions are grotesque and this character’s visit to the abortion clinic was particularly crude.



Is there any stereotype that leftists like to push more than that all Republicans are racist? Or neo-Nazis? What better way than to do that than through a bunch of rural white supremacists driving pick-up trucks suppressing black voters?



In the third episode of the fifth and final season of The CW’s Jane the Virgin, the hot button issue of pay parity arose with a twist. Instead of the usual liberal trope that women are not paid the same as men, in the episode titled “Chapter Eight-Four,” it is a man who is paid less than a woman that causes the problem.



A drama based on the supernatural world of witches and warlocks aimed at teens and young adults is probably not the best place to look for clean, wholesome fun, especially if the venue is Netflix. There are three specific topics brought into Part Two of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that will cause concern for conservative parents.



Does loyalty to a resistance group full of Trump-hating liberal women overrule disapproval of ugly, aggressive tactics against a conservative Country-Western singer’s transitioning sister? Yes, apparently it does if you are an unhinged leftist.



Tuesday was National Equal Pay Day and, in a nod to the liberal trope that there is rampant pay inequity among men and women, Freeform’s Good Trouble brought a young female engineer’s scheme to expose her male bosses online in an effort to even the score to a conclusion.



The seventh and final season of HBO’s Veep plans to not only mock President Trump but to show utter disdain for his supporters, too. That attitude is on display in episode one titled “Iowa” that aired March 31 as mass shootings and small-town life in Iowa are used as the butt of jokes.