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Network Wars? CBS's "Blue Bloods" takes a great shot at Al Sharpton and MSNBC
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Posted on 11/05/2011 9:14:00 AM PDT by ken5050

Wow..The culture of Political Correctness hasn't totally overtaken Hollywood.

CBS's "Blue Bloods", is a hit series, now in its second season, and a favorite of mine. It stars Tom Selleck as the NYC Commissioner, surrounded by several family members who are also cops. It's tough, gritty, and filmed in NYC. A pretty accurate portrayal.

Last night's episode was very kewl...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bluebloods; cbs; newyork; newyorkcity
I'm not going into great detail, because I don't want to spoil it for any who haven't seen it, and may want to watch it online.

The protagonist is a black minister, a community organizer who heads a church in Harlem that more closely appears to be a parody of Louis Farrahkan/Nation of Islam. Unlike Rev Al, this guy is tall, thin, AND bald (can't risk being accused of type casting here, eh?)

They stage an incident to provoke a confrontation between church members and the NYPD, and two officers are injured.

It turns out that the Rev is trying to "resurrect" his career after being accused of stealing several millions from a community organization that he heads. ( sure sounds like Rev Al and his National Action Network, doesn't it?)

To make sure EVERYONE get the point, towards the end, while discussing the Rev's latest rabble-rousing efforts to get the PC fired, Selleck's character says.."he just wants to get his own talk show on MSNBC."

Waaay kewl, and surprising, no?

I'm surprised that line got through.

Wonder who the show's creators/producers are, and if there are any lingering issues with NBC?

I think most Freepers would enjoy the show. Do give it a watch if you're not already a fan.

1 posted on 11/05/2011 9:14:05 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050

Watched 80% of it. (Well Mrs Drango had the remote, so I watched what she watched, till I fell asleep.


2 posted on 11/05/2011 9:17:26 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: ken5050
One of the few shows I watch. I like their family atmosphere. The whole family (grand parents, daughters in-law, grand children) sitting together and eating meals regularly- the way things ought to be, and a great lesson for the children.

Plus Tom Seleck is alright... no crazy behaviour of stage.

3 posted on 11/05/2011 9:20:38 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: ken5050

Sounds interesting! I’m sure Tom Selleck can get away with a lot. What network is it on and when? I might have to start watching it.


4 posted on 11/05/2011 9:20:38 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Drango
Well Mrs Drango had the remote

???

Are you insane? My wife knows better than to go anywhere NEAR the remote.

5 posted on 11/05/2011 9:21:48 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Drango

I mean, without permission.


6 posted on 11/05/2011 9:22:19 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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"Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity. … In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society." Antonio Gramsci - Marxist - teacher of Saul Alinsky

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7 posted on 11/05/2011 9:27:32 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: FrdmLvr

CBS Friday nights at 10PM..I think the network puts it on their website, and IIRC, I saw a blurb that the first season is now out on DVD..I heartily recommend it..


8 posted on 11/05/2011 9:31:23 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: Drango

Gawd, Brigit Moynahan is gorgeous..can’t believe Tom Brady walked away from that..


9 posted on 11/05/2011 9:32:46 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: ken5050

I don’t watch the show, but I did see one of the characters going off on the light bulb ban last season. Pretty cool.

Also last year, Fox’s Chicago Code did an entire show about a very thinly veiled Bill Ayers character and held nothing back. Unfortunately, the series was cancelled.


10 posted on 11/05/2011 9:33:45 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: ken5050
Al Sharpton can take care of himself...

“But resist, we much. We must, and we will much, about that, be committed.”

11 posted on 11/05/2011 9:39:39 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ken5050

Great Show,, Selleck’s “talk show” remark right on the money.
Not much else worth watching besides Krauthammer, NCIS and Harry’s Law.


12 posted on 11/05/2011 9:40:11 AM PDT by late bloomer ( Neglegere homo pone aulaeum. semi-retired warlord)
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To: ken5050

Why do I get the notion that the only person watching Sharpton on MSNBC is Mrs Sharpton? I think even Tawana Brawley has something better to do.


13 posted on 11/05/2011 9:40:19 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Lancey Howard
Are you insane? My wife knows better than to go anywhere NEAR the remote.

That's right Lancey, my wife never touches my remote {eeerrrr, after I bought a smaller TV for my den, so I could have complete control [[unless she is in here cleaning the den, in which case I, of my own free will, give her temporary use]] and when she goes to the casino, I have free rein with either remote.

Heh, heh that just shows everyone who is the Captain of the USS Alaska and what happened to my strawberries?

14 posted on 11/05/2011 9:44:40 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the Terrorists Savages)
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To: ken5050

Watched it after someone here posted a “you gotta watch this” last night. What a great show! Had to leave my NCIS reruns but it was worth it.


15 posted on 11/05/2011 9:48:44 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: ken5050
How in the world can a show with this man be bad?

Magnum rocks.

16 posted on 11/05/2011 9:50:29 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: FrdmLvr

He and Rosie had that dustup over guns years ago. He crushed her.


17 posted on 11/05/2011 9:53:30 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I have watched this series since it began (last year). It’s one of my favorites.

The characters pull no punches and call it like it is.

A must watch for all Freepers.


18 posted on 11/05/2011 10:00:02 AM PDT by Herodes
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To: DJ MacWoW; All
We Americas are accustomed to paying attention in “sound bites”. Astonishingly many are totally unaware of the bigger picture of Obama. What his agenda really is. What is the meaning of his actions? Who is Saul Alinsky? Google him. Who knows anything about the book Saul Alinsky wrote “Rules For Radicals”. Few know Hillary Clinton wrote her Masters thesis on Saul Alinsky. We are surrounded by communist, Marxist, Socialist and they are not the friend of America. It is about total control and of course it will be them that are the elite.

WAKE UP AMERICA, WE ARE ABOUT TO HAVE OUR GOVERNMENT CHANGED FOREVER!

19 posted on 11/05/2011 10:02:27 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: ken5050

Correction: MSNBC s/b MSDNC.


20 posted on 11/05/2011 10:05:02 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Lazlo in PA

da da da da daaa da, da da da da daaaaa!


21 posted on 11/05/2011 10:05:40 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: geologist

The terms Communist, Progressive and Liberal as used by the left, all mean the same thing. Let me explain why. Carl Marx in 1848 finished writing and then published the Communist Manifesto. Over the next 30 to 40 years the book gained some followers, mostly self anointed elites with PHDs. ( Now there is a subject worth some grant money. Why are highly educated people with PHDs so susceptible to such an absurd philosophy.) As people became aware of their agenda, the communists picked the term progressive in an attempt to hide that agenda. Years later, the same problem, too many people have spotted the agenda again so they picked the term liberal. ( Note that the dictionary definitions of progressive and liberal are very far removed from the political definitions.)

One of the goals of their agenda is to infiltrate and take control of both major political parties. The Democrat party is at this time wholly controlled, 90% to 95%. The Republican party is 40% to 45% controlled. This leaves WE THE PEOPLE with very little true representation inside the belt way.

If we want to survive, as a nation, as a republic, we must flush the progressives from both parties, from all government offices, from the media, from positions of instruction, both public schools and universities. The progressive political philosophy must be rendered ineffectual, laughable, an object of ridicule. The progressive must be excoriated and driven out of any position of authority. Any adherent of such an absurd idea should never be paid more than minimum wage.

In a brief spasm of vigilantism, shooting or hanging fifteen too twenty thousand progressives would end their agenda for at least two hundred years.


22 posted on 11/05/2011 10:43:01 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: ken5050

I put in a request at my local library.

I am number 59 on the waiting list, and that’s spread across the six branches that have the set.


23 posted on 11/05/2011 10:49:36 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: ken5050

Not to many people know this, but, the “Reverend” Al Sharpton doesn’t even operate a church, he has no church, and no divinity school education. He was given his “Reverend” title when he was a child.......He is a living parody of a huckster preacher.


24 posted on 11/05/2011 10:53:26 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: chuckee
Why do I get the notion that the only person watching Sharpton on MSNBC is Mrs Sharpton?

Your notion is incorrect.

Ms. Sharpton dumped her hubby 6 or 7 years ago...........So she has much better things to do then watch his fat ass, LOL.

25 posted on 11/05/2011 10:56:21 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: W. W. SMITH

“The terms Communist, Progressive and Liberal as used by the left, all mean the same thing.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We know that, but all the individuals in the differing group names do no realize it. Which is why I name them and sorta lump them together. The old “What’s in a Name game.”

Thank you for your response.


26 posted on 11/05/2011 11:03:30 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Oatka

You will enjoy it..it’s well worth the wait...send me a Freep mail after you watch..


27 posted on 11/05/2011 11:04:01 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: ken5050

I also loved it when Selleck’s character quoted Martin Luther King Jr. to put the Rev. in his place....

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. ...”


28 posted on 11/05/2011 11:33:51 AM PDT by Grammy
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To: Grammy

Law and Order did the Tawana Brawley case...and read The Bonfire of the Fanities by Thomas Wolf!


29 posted on 11/05/2011 11:37:21 AM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: Lazlo in PA

I am often confused with Tom Selleck on the street. It’s a burden I must carry.


30 posted on 11/05/2011 11:53:05 AM PDT by Ax
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Thanks ken5050.


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