Skip to comments.CBS Drama, "The Good Wife" taking vicious swipes at Sarah Palin all season.
Posted on 04/11/2010 2:33:28 PM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly
It's a legal drama with a decent cast. The political jabs against Republicans started early on in the season. Then, a storyline started up with one of the lead characters, played by Christine Baranski, being pursued by a Republican. He sends her Sarah Palin's book. She sends him back that mock Palin book that libs made up. Okay, not bad. <\P>
On this week's episode, Baranski sees Palin giving a speech on tv, gets disgusted and turns the tv off. She finally gives in and goes out for dinner with the Republican. She tells him that she can't have a relationsip with him because, "You like Sarah Palin. She's the devil incarnate." This show has declared war on Sarah Palin, and it's been a running theme all season. Needless to say, my husband and I are done with the show.
Another candidate for the re-education camps.
good to know where your enemies are, and CBS was always one of them.
Sounds about as boring as all those LAW&ORDER episodes whose big plot twists somehow end up bashing conservatives, tea partiers, 2nd Amendment upholders, religious Christians, etc. I vote with my eyeballs and watch something else, like a nice NCIS rerun. That’s what the channel switching button on the remote is for.
I can’t watch shows about lawyers. You’re supposed to root for the hero in the story, but I want bad things to happen to them—
Of course, maybe unwittingly, the show’s writers have displayed the absolute shallowness of liberals. Baranski’s character is in search of a meaningful relationship. She finds an opposite, but similarly talented prospect in Garry Cole’s ballistics analyst. He is conservative, Republican, individualist, but is willing to look past his political differences because he sees something in Baranski he likes. She sees the same in him, but is unwilling to look past his political leanings. And liberals claim to be more human and compassionate. The show’s writers make the right’s argument for us.
When we get rid of the TV and begin to live without the Indoctinator, we will display to Hollywood/New York that they do not influence us. Let’s dry up their money. Forget the movies, shoot the TV.
Talk about an obsession.
The left needs to get over her and perhaps concentrate on our freedoms being taken away. s/
Never wasted my time with the leftist agitprop garbage...
What’s a CBS?
With technology today it is easy to make your own films to watch on TV.
I got about 50 hours of my daughter and she is only 7 months old.
CBS? I didn’t know they were still in business, but . . . I guess they’re still the best source available for “fake but accurate” stories that bash conservatives.
My husband and I really like this show. We stopped watching Law and Order because it is pretty much Democrat talking points.
This show, however, seems to deal more with crime than politics. Also, the political elements show the dirty Chicago politics—I think that belongs to the Democrats right now.
The Garry Cole character is a quite attractive conservative. It was funny to see Baranski’s character acting like a school girl around him, telling him she couldn’t compromise her principles and then going to bed with him.
I watch this one too, and got quite the opposite reading from it. The conservative is shown as being willing to judge the liberal based not on her political beliefs, but on her personal character. The liberal is unable to reciprocate.
Give it another chance, it’s an ok show.
Well, you know Hollywood:
“All liberals are good people and all good people are liberals.”
If I hadn’t seen this post, I’d have never even known that CBS had a show by that name.
Or that CBS itself was even still on the air, for that matter.
CBS - NBC - ABC
They all push liberal crap.
That’s why I rarely watch anymore.
The “devil incarnate” rip is too much for me to overlook, even if it makes the person saying it look bad. There’s no balance. They’re just ripping Sarah Palin apart. Too much of an agenda for me. I expect this from SNL and Letterman, not from a mainstream drama.
Looks like he’s mugging his mother to me, lol.
Excellent. They are playing right into her hands, and they don’t even know it.
The ultimate issue, of course, is that in Hollywood, the angle you describe is accepted, while if a show was unbalanced going the other way, it would be "controversial".
I don't watch TV, only DVDs, so I control what I see. I didn 't even know this show existed until this thread. I have a feeling that's one reason every show seems to put this kind of bias out there, so their target audience will feel comfortable that "our kind" is making the show. It says something about the inability of people to ignore politics even in an entertainment situation. When my parents were kids, liberals and conservatives just made entertainment, and I'm sure assumed a mix of both would be watching it. Now, there's Us and The Enemy, and libs wanna make sure the unimaginative PC audience members are reassured that no evil conservatives are secretly indoctrinating them while they watch their silly shows.
How about a drama about a woman who goes out with a TV producer and gets smacked in the face? These people have no business lecturing anybody.
Have you ever watched any of the Law & Order franchise? It takes place in multi-ethnic, multi-racial NYC - but most of the bad guys are white-collar whites.
A TV heads-up for tonite on PBS- Masterpiece Classic is a world premiere of a new remake about Anne Frank, and it got four stars and an extraordinary review in the paper I read the other day.
You’re exaggerating. There’s balance between Baranski’s character and Gary Cole’s, and she doesn’t reject him out of hand because he likes Sarah, just jokes about it. You’re taking it waaaaaaaaay too seriously.
I’ll continue to watch it. I like Gary Cole’s character a lot and want to see where they end up going with the two of them.
I don’t watch television, and that is one of the reasons why.
My wife was laughing at some show and insisted I watch it...it was about two homosexual men raising an infant, and some guy whose entire family thought he was a clueless, buffoonish moron.
Then, last night she wanted me to come in and watch Tina Fey do Sarah Palin on SNL, and I said no-thanks, It was cute and funny for about the first five minutes when she did it in 2008, but...since then, it is neither original nor funny.
I simply don’t watch television anymore. I began to cut back in the mid nineties, and by 2001 I wasn’t watching it at all. I don’t miss it.
There was actually a great Jethro Tull concert on the Direct TV channel last night. I had forgotten how much I enjoy his music. I recorded on DVR, so I can watch it again.
I’m not exagerating or taking it too seriously. There would be balance if an equally vile statement was made about someone on the left. Baranski wasn’t joking when she said that Sarah Palin was the devil incarnate. She said it with hate and wan’t laughing, or even smirking. Continue to watch it. Suit yourself. The show is a liberal’s dream, a Palin hater’s paradise. I can imagine them, just loving it all.
Now, I suppose that would be okay to me. We don’t have cable television either.
This actually created problems for me when our television died about a year ago, and I suggested we buy a 60” Samsung LCD (because even though I detest television, I DO love movies, especially older movies)
Heh, we nearly had a fight (rare in our marriage) because she didn’t want what I wanted. Right now, she watches a small (18”) LCD from about eight feet away...:)
We will get the television after we pull all the carpeting up and paint the walls...
Maybe they’re hoping to get her to do a guest shot to confront the liberal with reality.
So the guy that get dumped by a lib P.O.S. is losing out? Sounds like a win to me!
Some people take TV shows a little too seriously.
Are you afraid that by hearing dialogue such as this you can be brainwashed to withdraw your support for Sarah Palin?
When you can’t dispute the facts, you commit character assasination and image distortment. This is the bane of existence for libs and progressives.
Julie used to look like this:
Now, she looks like this:
And here's Famke Janssen:
“The Good Wife” ?
Seen posters about it on the subway, and that’s about it.
Never watched it before. No intention of ever watching it. Life is just to short to waste watching stupid, anti-conservative shows.
I watched the season premiere against my better judgement. Half way into the show Juliana Marguiles walks into her daughter’s bedroom and there were not 1 but 2 large Obama posters on the young daughters wall. Click.
This is why I won’t watch this crappy show.
You got me, spot on. I'm afraid of being brainwashed. No, I just don't like a private citizen being called the devil incarnate, and made fun of all season long. I've never seen it done on a tv show before. You happy now that you got your smartass remark in? I swear, some of the people here act like liberals and just look for arguments. It's not about agree or disagreeing. It's the way it's done. One of the reasons I rarely post. So many people looking to start sshit, like you.
Sad to say that it looks to me as if Julianna had a facelift gone wrong or something. There's something odd looking about her face. She's still pretty in a certain light, but it almost looks as if she was in a fire or something.
Ill continue to watch it. I like Gary Coles character a lot and want to see where they end up going with the two of them.
I’m sure he’ll be made to look like the conservative idiot in the end. A case will come up where a crackpot shoots up an abortion clinic or something along those lines. Baranski will come out shining, all full of I-told-you-Sos.
What's hard to fathom is you you started in the first place.
See my tag line. Always, what are they telling you now?
But it was the one night the subject of Sarah Palin was touched on in passing (she brought it up) when she hinted she didn't care for her and me saying I did....
To be truthful we has both avoided talking politics and I think it because we really did like each other and I think we both knew we might not mesh in that area
(And also that she has ask me out first just out the blue as we had really never talked before starting to go out we had just seen each other as regular at a local place and looks wise was out of my league, very hot thick lush curvy calendar model type build (and great hair all my female friends always commented on her speculator long thick hair?! what with women and hair? along with her super buxom built.... but also gave me their approval of her .....Always get the opinion of several women you trust on the new women in your life it will save you grief later)... And also she younger, mid 30's vs my early 50's, so I was not in the mood to "rock the boat"... gee im bragging a bit:)
Bottom line politic can kill even the best relationship
I would say she was not a political person and, she was not a real lib but a political correct person by peer pressure she work in Hollywood as a studio as an executive assistant>p> A lot of people I think just go with the flow around the left because most on the left are just unthinking bulling pricks claiming to be enlightened and tolerant .
What real funny is I do get along with real libs (some far left types) that really are thinking people, because we enjoy the debate, but true thinking people on the left seem to be about 1%
The rest are either, young and naive at about 40%, bulling pricks at about 50%, and then the real evil power hunger manipulators types at 9%
I make it clear I don’t date liberals...period.
“Of course, maybe unwittingly, the shows writers have displayed the absolute shallowness of liberals. “
Mrs. Crusher and I love the show because it is intelligent, extremely well written, and often witty without being silly. IMHO the writers are purposely showing the shallowness of liberalism through Baranski’s character. The criticisms (mostly implied, sometimes overt) of Obama’s Chicago and the endemic corruption of the ruling cabal of Democrats is refreshingly new on drama television.
Sure, they regularly snipe at Sarah (good grief, given her prominence in today’s world they would be foolish not to) but that pales in comparison to the broadsides they have been sending at libtards. The show is a pretty stark exploration of integrity and the consequences of corruption. No wonder the libtards look so bad.
I enjoy courtroom dramas. We watched The Practice for the entire run, and they never pulled this crap. I can take the saving the earth shows, the abortion episodes that go against pro-choice, etc. What bothers me is how The Good Wife has the Sarah Palin hate a running theme throughout almost the entire season. I wouldn't like to see that done to anyone, liberal or conservative.