Matt Norcross is a blogger at Carolina Culture Warrior
Matt Norcross is a blogger at Carolina Culture Warrior, where he exposes the subtle liberal narratives in everyday popular culture. In addition to being a P.R. professional in Washington D.C., he is 2017 graduate of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina with a degree in communictions. He works as a fundraiser for the RJB Education Equity Foundation and the National Charter School Initiative (CSI). Previously, Matt worked on NC law official Phil Berger Jr.’s Congressional campaign.
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Earlier this year, this space spotlighted the embarrassing predicament that ABC and its cable operations (including Disney Channel and ESPN) have gotten The Walt Disney Company in: “Most television executives would have stopped the corruption going on at both networks a long time ago, but [Ben] Sherwood might be looking for a way to profit from the liberal bleed infecting both broadcasters.”
The stakes have raised in the feature animation industry these days. Pixar and its older sister Walt Disney Animation Studios continue to make wonderful, apolitical family movies that everyone from kids to adults can enjoy. Other studios have tried, but only put up mediocre job in trying to match their competitors.
As previously documented, The Walt Disney Company – although continuing to have box-office hits – continues to be hurt by the collapse of its leftist Disney-ABC Television Group. If none of their outfits continued to allow the persistent liberalism, then the whole division will be doomed, let alone cause even more problems for the entertainment conglomerate.
As previously demonstrated in this space, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC are relentless in attacking conservatives, Christians, and President Trump. Here’s the thing: It’s not just in their morning and evening newscasts, but also their primetime scripted programs.
On Thursday, ABC cancelled the Tim Allen sitcom Last Man Standing, which had been running on the network for six seasons. During the 2012 election, ABC censored a joke on the show calling then-president Barack Obama a communist. And now ABC has cancelled Last Man Standing allegedly because of a dispute by the show’s distributor 20th Century Fox.
It’s fair to say most people missed the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards from March 11. That being said, the show was so trashy and off the charts, it made last year look tame by comparison. The hits included sexually-charged musical performances and drug use references. While Nick would argue that their target audience was eight or ten to 16, most watching were in the six to 14 age range.
As most readers may know by now, one of the biggest Trump-haters in Hollywood is television producer Shonda Rhimes, a fanatical progressive who has created the highly successful prime time soap operas Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal for ABC. Rhimes is now admitting she is in a “trauma” as a result of her candidate in Hillary Clinton, losing the 2016 presidential election.
There is no doubt that a majority of media conglomerates in this country have taken a sharp turn to the left in the past few years. One of the few that deserves my sympathy is Disney, which I have covered extensively (and, in full disclosure as a shareholder and longtime fan). Largely thanks to the television division and the live-action movie studio, the company’s reputation as a trusted source for family entertainment has been shattered, putting it in an impossible position.
The ABC program Quantico is run by a far-left man named Joshua Safran, who has used the program to promote his progressive agenda. A recent episode tackled the fake news problem that has been talked about since the election ended.
There are no words to describe how infuriating it is to hear details about the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl by an 18-year-old illegal immigrant at a high school in Montgomery County, Maryland. The illegal alien (named Henry Sanchez) denied any sexual contact, but there is no denying that the sanctuary city policy where the school is based has become a huge problem.
As previously stated, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has been wanting to help Donald Trump as much as possible, despite its ABC arm attacking Trump and his supporters. ABC chief Ben Sherwood is doing all he can to destroy Trump and his administration at all costs. That would be a major internal conflict at one of the largest media and entertainment conglomerates in the country.
As many readers know by now, the Disney-ABC Television Group has become unglued with its of liberal activism. Not only is ABC News grilling conservatives or Christian, the network’s prime time lineup is advocating for every far-left cause possible. This activism has also infected their cable operations, including ESPN, Freeform and Disney XD.
On my blog and readings at The American Spectator, I have repeatedly mentioned how successful the Hallmark Channel has been with family-friendly content rarely seen in the modern television industry. One of its most popular shows is When Calls the Heart, a show produced by Michael Landon, Jr. (the son of Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon) starring Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Laurie Laughlin, and former General Hospital cast member Jack Wagner.
Not surprisingly, ABC has been very aggressive in helping the progressive movement, opposing president Donald Trump since the 2016 election ended and now, attacking anything conservative. There is also emerging evidence that even though Disney CEO Bob Iger is willing to work with the President, ABC chief Ben Sherwood seems to want to do the opposite. Perhaps the most recent and most evidence is the upcoming miniseries, When We Rise.
If you were a kid growing up in the 20th Century, you might be aware of characters produced by the now-defunct Hanna-Barbera animation studio, perhaps best known as the pioneer for television animation, and defining the term “Saturday morning cartoons”. The studio, which was founded by namesake animators Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera in 1957, operated for 44 years until it was absorbed into Warner Bros
In a previous article, I talked about how Hollywood actress Meryl Streep used a speech at the Golden Globe Awards to bash President Donald Trump. Now, there’s another problem brewing in Hollywood. A new television show called Six, which airs on the History Channel, debuted two days before Trump’s inauguration.
During the Golden Globes on NBC, a slew of award winners used their acceptance speeches as opportunities to publicize their views while host Jimmy Fallon from The Tonight Show mainly kept the politics to a minimum. But, none of the pieces of drivel from attendees could compare to the incredibly pompous and elitist six-minute rant emanating actress Meryl Streep.
In my previous installment chronicling 2016's most outrageous instances of liberal bias in scripted primetime television, I talked about how some entertainment programming from the broadcast networks often featured some of the most in-your-face political lectures Hollywood puts out.
This past week, the MRC’s Rich Noyes charted some of the most outrageous liberal media quotes in 2016. They served as yet another example of how the masks came off of countless journalists this election year, revealing their liberal biases. However, it’s not just the case with the news media but also scripted shows airing in primetime on ABC, CBS, and NBC.