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, starring Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, David Hyde Pierce and Rachel Griffiths, and featuring appearances from none other than The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg and 9/11 truther Rosie O’Donnell.
This new LGBT rights-themed miniseries set to air on February 27 not only stereotypes Americans in Republican-controlled states as homophobic, but it also glorifies violence against police officers.
That’s no surprise, as the media have painted police as the enemy against minorities in recent years. According to Heat Street, the trailer shows us how far-left this project is willing to go:
It appears to glorify burning police cars, as a police officer shouts “I don’t understand”, and people in authority scream about how “the city will not be taken over by incorrigibles and deviants,” and to “keep one step ahead of the blacks and homosexuals” and “[homosexuality is] an illness, it can be treated.”
Heat Street also reported that creator Dustin Lance Black has attacked his critics for pointing out the kind of content he’s trying to put out:
This show is under attack from the alt-right online. But this show is not a war. Every single person in this world is a minority, depending on how you slice the pie, and this show is about how we are connected.
So, if you don’t like how this new miniseries is promoting violence, you are from the “alt-right?” That sounds like something you would hear from “safe space” activists on college campuses. Black is no stranger to this kind of not-so-thinly disguised activism. In 2010, he wrote the screenplay for the Sean Penn film, Milk, which was based on the true story of an openly-gay public official from San Francisco.
There is no doubt that the network has taken a sharp turn to the left. Outside of the Tim Allen series Last Man Standing, many of its sitcoms (i.e. The Real O’Neals, Black-ish) and dramas (i.e. Scandal, Quantico, Grey’s Anatomy) prove that point.
Of course, judgement needs to be reserved until the miniseries premieres. But so far, ABC’s marketing has not delivered any hope that the network won’t stop alienating Middle America.
With all this in mind, perhaps it’ss time for Disney to let go of ABC and sell it to another party. After all, they are mainly focusing on their Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm brands nowadays – with the Star Wars franchise becoming a cash cow.
It’s not as though, without ABC, franchises like Star Wars and Mickey Mouse & Friends would suddenly become unavailable to watch on sources like Netflix and Hulu. And if the ABC brand is reduced to pushing a left-wing agenda in everything it broadcasts, it does not seem they have any kind of financial strategy, anyway.
Editor’s Note: This story has been edited and republished with permission from Carolina Culture Warrior. In that version, the author disclosed that he owns shares in ABC.