The entertainment world has readied the battlefield for the resistance with scripted and unscripted shows.
In an hour long, mind-numbing interview, David Letterman interviews former President Obama for the first episode of his 6-episode Netflix original series, My Next Guest Needs no Introduction. The January 12 debut episode concludes with a heartfelt message from the 70-year-old Letterman to the 44th president: “You are the first president I truly and fully respect.” In the episode, titled “It’s a Whole New Ball Game Now,” Letterman discusses the “palpable sadness” he endured at the end of Obama’s presidency. Throughout the episode, Letterman makes various jokes acting as if Obama is still the president. At one point he mentions that Obama’s answer to a question “just makes me so happy you’re still president.” Later he fantasizes about Obama returning to the Oval Office after the interview. Obama cutely dashes Letterman’s hopes by explaining that if the Constitution didn’t prevent him from running again, his wife would.
After all three Thursday network morning shows gushed over Barack Obama being David Letterman’s first guest on the former late-night host’s new Netflix series, on Friday’s NBC Today, correspondent Willie Geist seized on the former president deriding Fox News viewers during the interview, even while condemning “divisiveness” in the country.
The same networks that refused to cover shocking revelations about the Obama administration derailing efforts to fight drug trafficking by Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah, on Thursday, were eager to tout the former president talking about his bad dance moves during an interview with David Letterman for a new Netflix show. In addition, only NBC’s Today mentioned Letterman’s past sex scandals being a source of “controversy” in light of the #MeToo movement.
Ever since liberal late-night talk-show personality David Letterman hosted his final episode of Late Night on the CBS network on May 20, 2015, he has made several appearances at other events, including the climate change documentary show Years of Living Dangerously as one of the program’s celebrity correspondents.
This year, TV writers made no effort to conceal their liberal biases. Show plotlines were riddled with left-leaning political views, ranging from attempts to destigmatize abortion and euthanasia to caricaturizing Republicans as poor-hating racists. Here are 10 of the most outrageously liberal TV scenes from the year guaranteed to make your blood boil:
Netflix's The Ranch, which just released their fourth season, saw the Bennett family struggling to keep their family ranch afloat. Hope came from an unexpected source. Unexpected to see depicted on television, anyway: an oil and gas company. When the company comes in with the promise of a pipeline that will bring money into the ranch, it seems like the answer to their financial problems. Even though they manage to work in some leftist talking points, I was pleasantly surprised to see the oil and gas industry get a fair shake.
If it weren’t for bad luck, liberal comedian Chelsea Handler would have no luck at all. First, her eponymous talk show on the Netflix pay cable television channel is being canceled at the end of the year, and now, her announcement that she’s moving out of her house because President Donald Trump is “literally and figuratively” “setting the world on fire” was met with anger and derision from her fellow Twitter posters.
Aging liberal fans of “Camelot” won’t be happy with the portrayal of John F. Kennedy in the new season of Netflix’s The Crown. Various reviews reveal that the liberal icon will be portrayed as a “functional addict,” “a jealous jerk” and a “scheming conniver.” Yet, the Washington Post on Friday glossed over this negative portrayal, minimizing it.
As with most streaming shows of late, at least the ones that try to be edgy (which means pretty much all of them), it takes a minute to process what you’ve watched sometimes. Such is the case with Netflix’s Lady Dynamite which so far tops the list of confusing and bizarre streaming shows.
Marvel's The Punisher originally appeared as a supporting character from Netflix’s Daredevil where he stood out as a character with a particularly violent way of dealing with criminals. His solo season in Netflix’s The Punisher, which premiered on November 17 after being delayed following the Vegas shooting, is no different as it glorifies in blood, beatings, and even a couple of beheadings. To add insult to very violent injury, the series also manages to squeeze in a less than admirable depiction of veterans as nothing more than killer time bombs.
The November 10 episode of Netflix’s Chelsea is an unusual one. Titled “Making a Big Bang,” for once anti-Republican political discourses are not the goal of every single segment. The show is almost bearable. Then the last two segments happen.