Skip to comments.NOT 'GLEE'-FUL! Fox Show Disinvited From Macy Thanksgiving Parade By NBC (The war on Fox)
Posted on 10/13/2009 6:58:28 AM PDT by tlb
Those morons at Jeff Zucker's company have stepped in it yet again. It's bad enough NBC can't get anyone to watch its piss-poor network primetime shows, but now NBC is making sure the American public can't watch other networks' shows as well. (This follows an earlier report that NBC doesn't want the Jay Leno Show to book rival networks' TV stars.)
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is known for annually including "cultural touchstones of the moment" in its broadcast, from every American Idol winner since the 2nd season (a Fox show) to the stars of High School Musical (a Disney Channel show). Not a peep out of parade broadcaster NBC.
But then, a month ago, the parade producers (who aren't part of NBC) invited this season's hot Fox show Glee castmembers to march and perform during the parade. "They wanted us to have the cast ride a float down the parade route and do a number at the end," a 20th Century TV exec tells me. "Late last week, we confirmed that the Glee cast was able to participate, and we began to talk choreography."
But, on Thurday, the studio received a call from the parade producers disinviting the show. "They called all mortified and apologetic. They said that after conversing with NBC they had to withdraw the invitation because NBC was forcing them to.
According to the NBC people, the parade was not going to promote a Fox show on their air." The parade producers acknowledged to 20th TV that NBC has never vetoed a single act booked in the past. Funny thing is, Glee airs opposite NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; that's hardly the same demographic. So what the hell is NBC's problem?
But now the agenda is to punish and snipe at Fox.
Sounds like Fox needs it’s own parade. After all they DO OWN a network.
Imagine hundreds of Gadsden flags in the crowd that the cameras just can't avoid.
and the beat goes on....and on...and on...bye-bye NBC!
Best IDEA YET!
WISH I lived in that area!
I can see signs like... NBC LIES!! ABC LIES!! CBS LIES!!
The gauntlet has been thrown.
Fox is in a serious battle. Their enemies intend to see Fox cease operations.
I wonder if Fox has the will? Or will Fox eventually drink the kool-aid? After all, Rupert Murdoch is not an ideologue. If it requires a leftward lurch for Fox to remain viable, count on it.
The left truly DO want us to divorce...
Of course, they “gleefully” rub their hands at the chance to use the power of the State to punish those who disagree with them.
See post #3, anyone up for an early morning sojourn to NYC?
Awesome idea....Freep the Macy’s Parade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m 90 miles away....Let’s ROLL!
Number one idea.
Tea party the whole route with a sea of yellow!
What a sight!
This is just like a high school jock punk who gets his butt kicked on the playing field going around picking fights afterward. Thug behavior, but then we’re talking NBC so what’s new?
Wonder if COMCAST will put up with this BS? I’ve read they plan to keep Zucker and the management team in place, but unlike GE, they’ll feel the impact this bunch of losers has on their bottom line a lot sooner...
Spread the word to Tri-State FReepers!
The Chicago Way.
Rupert has an ego the size of Montana. He’s not going to let the bullies tell him what to do. He didn’t become fabulously successful by bending over for the competition. I don’t think we need to worry about him bailing on what has made his network so powerful.
Freep the Parade then on to FOX to show our support! Then head over to the competition and show our support for Fox again. We can pull the Acorn treatment. Obviously it worked.
That’s fine! Let GE/NBC act like little bitches; let their arrogance be on full display.
Anyways, does anyone watch the Thanksgiving parade shit anymore?
NBC can have it's lame parade. I'm POSITIVE that Obama will be there... so my 4 kids and the rest of my family will miss it. I'm thinking if the f'ing NFL and ESPN keep up with the politically correct cr@p, I'll just settle for some college ball and turn off the tube for the rest of the bs.
What would be sweet would be the St. Louis Rams FReepers NOT SHOWING up for any football games and specifically telling the NFLPA that they'd rather watch UFC than some racist politically correct entertainment product that they're shoving down our throats.
‘A Monster Mash on 34th St.’
Guys, were at the time of choosing friends and enemies.
Choose wisely and on the basis of whom would you like in a foxhole with you.
Of course, Obozo, the GREAT UNITER will deal with this shortly.
The reeducation camps are being constructed as you read this. From the size of the ovens being built, they must be planning to bake a lot of stuff there. At least Freepers will eat well.
Under 3 minute video depicting how the Obama cultists resemble the cultists who worshipped that other guy 70 years ago in Germany:
*Nikki* Finke wrote this?...Color me gobsmacked!
NBC is garbage. I will never watch anything on NBC again.
Glee is one of the worst shows on TV, and that says something. It is nothing but pushing sex and disloyalty onto the kids who watch it.
I like that idea.
Glee float would have humping kids on it I guess.
Fox broadcast network is not “conservative” in the least
Anyone who can go to the Thanksgiving Day Parade be sure to hide your signs until the parade is going by you. The organizers will take the signs if they see them. You know, censoring from the Left.
GLEE has an abiguously gender-neutral creepy character that may be male...or female, you can’t tell and it’s played up that way (Ala SNL’s ancient “Pat” gag.) The Lefties ought to LOVE that show.
The show “Glee” is incorrigible. Sex acts, bad language, teachers stepping out of their marriage bonds, wives lying to their husbands, teens “putting out” to get boyfriends, etc. If I still had teens in the house, I would block it.
I was really looking forward to this series because my kids were in music growing up, and one of them is currently a HS music teacher. So, I watched the first show and was totally disgusted. So was my daughter.
So, I’m haveing a hard time criticizing Macy’s for blocking this act. No telling what they would do on that float.
As I said long ago:
ABDNC, DNCBS, NBDNC, and DNCNN. Any new ones?
Nobody is lawfully allowed to take anything from you aside from the NYPD, and even they need to do it within the Law.
Carrying a sign or flag on a public sidewalk while watching a passing parade is not against the law.
Jumping into the parade to disrupt it is another matter.
I thought that the cast of Glee appeared as invited guests at the Gay Protest over the weekend. Maybe NBC is homophobic!
Only one? Not much of a high school show choir then. :-)
And I forgot to mention how they portray teachers and administrators. Disgusting.
Don’t die on this hill (to save Glee for the Parade).
Isn’t Nikki just a typical old line Hollyweird liberal who has been “writing” for 30-40 years? I’ve never seen a photo of her/him but imagine she/he would be typical old hag liberal.
I'd say you're right.....it wasn't until after Ailes and Axelrod had their little "informal coffee" meeting that the hammer got dropped by the White House regime.
NBC”s problem is that they still exist. Should have been gone a long time ago!
I really hope Obama and the nasty Ballerina Emmanuel continue this crusade against FOX.
It is back-firing big time. Reading the blogs at even the liberal NY Times and Washington Post, people are overwhelmingly saying this crusade is ridiculous and smacks of an “enemies list.”
This is a pathetic move by NBC. I just hate to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade politicized like this. NBC should lose its contract to broadcast the parade. Maybe Fox can outbid them the next time it comes up. That would be a hoot.
If you do the Gadsden Protest, focus on Herald Sq. and 34th Street where they have most cameras set up. Position yourselves near the broadcast booth so it’s totally unavoidable. Might have to check to see if tickets are needed in the prime spots. And if NYPD would prohbit carrying flag poles along the parade route.
My son went a year or so ago and they had to get up at 4a to subway into Manhattan from Brooklyn to even get within sight of the parade uptown where the parade begins.
I'm not sure what they call them now, but they used to be called "Soap Operas."
She is very very much the Hollywood Gossip Columnist. But I wouldn’t call her “ancient”. But it surprises me to see her write something that puts the Left in a bad light. She is one of the authors listed on Drudge for their columns. Check a few out and you’ll get where she normally comes from.
Here’s another story of hers, that is of particular interest to me, as it involves what happens to Hulu...
Comcast May Leave Jeff Zucker Atop NBCU
By Nikki Finke | Category: Big Media, Breaking News, Cable | Saturday October 10, 2009 @ 6:16pm
Zucker-ImmeltFor weeks now I’ve been hearing buzz that GE chairman Jeff Immelt has cut a deal with Jeff Zucker so he’ll stay chief of NBC Universal, where he’s spent his entire career, in the event of a sale. “That this guy keeps failing upward is an extraordinary thing,” one of my sources marveled. Now Bloomberg is quoting “three people with knowledge of the situation” that Comcast’s Brian Robert and Steve Burke are leaning toward keeping the NBC Universal chief and his management team if it gains control of the GE unit. But any sale depends on Vivendi voting at an October 14th board meeting to sell the 20% NBCU stake. Gee, Brian/Steve are supposed to be smart guys. So why do people lose 100 IQ points when they come anywhere near NBCU?
comcast_logoMeanwhile, there’s new insight into why Comcast may want NBCU. A recent report from SNL Kagan projects that cable TV operators like Comcast will lose subscribers to DirecTV and Dish and AT&T and Verizon that offer video along with their phone and online services. Even Comcast admits growth is slowing because of “increased competition. And online is a rival: Kagan says the number of people getting their TV from the Internet will double by 2019. As BusinessWeek points out, “you can imagine that Comcast wants to get its hands on a major content creator like NBC and its Hulu before that happens.”
Maybe it’s not because it’s a FOX show.
Maybe it’s because Glee is a trashy show.
If the parade accepts other trashy shows, then FOX is being discriminated against, of course.
If this doesn’t beat all...
Although their owned by the same company, Fox is not FoxNews.
The American Left has been gunning for Rupert Murdoch since he was back downing a few Fosters in Sydney. Ted Kennedy tried to ram through an amendment to our immigration laws in 1985 that would have prevented him from becoming a US Citizen (and hence, kept him from owning broadcast stations)