Skip to comments.NBC’s “Harry’s Law” Is Leftist Claptrap
Posted on 01/27/2011 9:02:49 AM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
I have to laugh every time I hear leftists defend their awful ideas like population control, universal "health care," and the benefits of Communism. As usual, the first response that always comes to my mind is, "You first!" Tonight's example comes from NBC's new show starring Kathy Bates, Harry's Law. I don't go into network TV shows expecting conservative values or anything, but I am always surprised when they go off the deep end pushing the Left's point of view with the ferocity of terrorized Scotts wielding a battering ram. Harry's Law is so far left and over the top, it's riotously funny for reasons the writers never intended.
I missed the first episode so I started with episode two, but I quickly figured out that Harry (Bates' character) left a high-powered position at a respectable law firm to open a storefront in the ghetto. This is a favorite story-line for the Left. They only love lawyers when they defend guilty criminals for free. Prosecutors need not apply. So it began in the usual way, propping up people who gave up the American Dream to work for socks full of change from the desperately poor. (How they pay for their unlimited data plans and designer suits is a mystery.) This show is chocked full of stereotypes and, dare I say racist ones, like the "wise old black woman."
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Did you expect anything else from ‘em?
This show will win several Emmys this season as Kathy Bates is a big leftie and a favorite among the Hollywood Left. The Emmys will have nothing to do with quality of the show.
Those who drink deeply from the well of pop culture drink the poison of their own hand.
Amen. When I first saw this show advertised my first comment to my family was, “I’m so glad that NBC is doing something about the shortage of programs about crusading leftist lawyers.”
Look for this show to follow ‘Outlaw’ into the dustbin in a couple weeks.
The other truly rotten show is Law and Order Special Victims Unit. The victims are the viewers. Dick Wolfe is a far lefty creep who despises Christians and Jews.
Who plays the gay character. There has to be at least one.
NBCs _________ Is Leftist Claptrap
ABCs _________ Is Leftist Claptrap
CBSs _________ Is Leftist Claptrap
Very few shows would make that statement false.
Kathy Bates is the anti-Harry Dean Stanton. Every movie or TV show she appears in automatically loses one star in the review.
On the other hand ... leftists are rarely so honest about their support for China’s one-child policy, and rarely so outspoken that they’d support that policy over the right of a pregnant woman to be given an equal opportunity for employment.
A conservative arguing in favor of equal employment for women on an NBC show seems unique.
She's never seen an episode of "Law and Order", where the crimes seem to be committed mainly by caricatures of Christians, businessmen, and different versions of "bitter clingers".
LOL! Best be careful. Sheriff Dipstick is watching you.
Dunno. I only watched around the first half an hour of the first episode, when Batesy launched her tirade against Limbaugh. I haven’t looked at it again, nor will I.
Many TV critics agree.
Who would have thunk it?
All L&O’s are bad. They’re not providing entertainment. They’re shoving propaganda down our throats. (Or trying to—they didn’t count on that lovely innovation, the remote.)
But like most radical liberals, she’ll brandish a handgun in a heartbeat. Pathetic. My wife turned it off only minutes into the first segment, she was pretty fired up.
Seeing Kathy Bates in the ads, I knew what it was right off the bat, but my wife can sit through a lot of stupid shows, and this one she couldn’t. She doesn’t listen to Rush Limbaugh, but when she heard Bates blaming him for his “dangerous rhetoric,” that was enough for her.
I like Kathy Bates. So, I watched the first episode. When she said something about Rush Limbaugh’s drug use, I turned the show off. Not my cup of tea, as you can see from my tagline.
I haven't seen her in ANYTHING since Titanic. I don't watch many movies or television shows.
What’s a “terrorized Scott”? Does he mean to write “Scot”? Cause that would at least make sense. I guess the author’s not so smart after all.
Best line of the day and true on both accounts.....
It’s Jimmy Smits “Outlaw” redux...the same liberal BS that is unwatchable. And they wonder why nobody watches their programming.
Jim Bakker did more to damage Christianity than the leftist Hollywood types will ever accomplish.
Fakes and Flakes - standard entertainment for duping the masses.
I’ve read somewhere that propaganda works best when done with subtlety—I guess these people haven’t figured that out. Or maybe they just can’t help themselves.
You mean like Sam Waterston on "Law & Order"? He's the biggest wacky lefty around. Not to mention I learned on L&O that New York Police Detectives are almost all liberal democRATs!
THE FIRST HALF HOUR????? that right there just shows even THEY know this show will not last, and they had to get that DIG in right off the bat.
The first 1/2 hour,, Pathetic little creatures.
Too bad, Kathy Bates is one of the best actresses out there. She ruled in her Stephen King roles. Remember her as Libby Holden in Primary Colors?
One that surprises me is “The Good Wife”.
They set up all the liberal stereotypes as per Hollywood, but then aren’t afraid to knock them down a few pegs.
Still leans more liberal to be sure, but is also surprisingly ‘fair & balanced’.
Haven’t watched and won’t watch it.
Blacks are so dumb, so incapable and so stupid that ONLY a white person can save them.
We may quit watching that one, too, depending on whether or not we get more lectures on homosexuality. We turned off one not long ago to watch something else, because of one such lecture. If it’s going to be a soapbox for gay “rights”, we’re outta there.
This might be a good thread to catalog the legions of other Hollywood character cliches. I’ll start:
Incompetent Dad — bungling oaf who’s lucky he can mow the lawn without cutting off a toe. Dangerous in the kitchen and pathetic in the bedroom. Without his wife and kids doing his thinking for him, he’d drown taking a shower.
Superwoman — Look! Up in the boardroom! It’s a bird ... It’s a plane! No, it’s Superwoman. Faster than a speeding eight-year-old, more powerful than an oil-company lobbyist, able to leap patriarchal boundaries at a single bound ... Combination of supermodel, gourmet chef, pole dancer, union organizer, calculus tutor, and legal consultant, neither her mascara nor her principles ever run.
Cletus the Slack-jawed Conservative — denizen of Red State America, he has never attended an Ivy League college, doesn’t read Pablo Neruda, and prefers Schlitz to chablis. Drives a pickup (usually into things), kills furry woodland creatures, and resolves every conflict by either hitting someone or abusing a victim group.
Simon Lagree Capitalist — the Monopoly moneybags guy who lights his country-club stogies with C-notes he got selling Tiny Tim’s crutch for firewood.
Annieokie, it was bad even before that point. That was just when we couldn’t take it any more. Leftist claptrap is a very good way to describe all of the show that we saw. It was one cliche after the other, compounded by lack of logic and really, really bad writing.
I watched the first 25 minutes or so of the first show to see what it was like and I expected a liberal bias.
I thought the show initially was going “okay” then Kathy Bates’ started a rant about Limbaugh, the right and Republicans...
I turned the channel at that point.
Needless to say I won’t waste another 25 minutes on that show.
As I say....they set them up then knock them down.
They have her brother as a homosexual having “partner” issues.
They, at first, go the easy liberal route and just make it seem as this is a “normal” lifestyle.
You then find out that the brother is lying at that it is HIS promiscuity (and inability to stop) that is causing the problem.
And Gary Cole’s gun & Sarah Palin loving ballistics expert was such a breath of fresh air.
It still must really mean they KNOW this show will not survive and have to get everything in at one time, as most people are just curious and try to catch the first of any show.
These legal shows are all embarrassingly bad. They ought to make one reflective of the legal profession’s current and future reality (too many schools producing too many grads for an absolutely saturated market). They could call it “Do you want fries with that?” The one good thing about the show, The Practice, was that lawyers were for the most part depicted as what the overwhelming majority of them are: middle class working stiffs.
Yep - I was half watching it at the time - when I heard her spew that foolish, leftist tripe out of her cake hole, I changed the channel, and will not return.
As is USA network's Fairly Legal with Sarah Shahi. ... Pretty girl with no truth filter.
Thanks for the warning. I have that in the DVR but haven't watched it yet. USA needs to be careful to keep its focus on non-ideological entertainment. Shows like Burn Notice, White Collar and Royal Pains are extremely entertaining and enjoyable because they focus on telling a good tale with interesting and like-able characters.
If they want to get "preachy" then it's adios... /g
Stock drama characters often included:
The Golden-Hearted Prostitute: Yes, she sells her body for money but, deep down, she’s a really great role model.
The Crooked Priest: Before Hollywood learned they were all pedophiles, they used to show priests who practiced all sorts of hypocritical mischief.
I don’t know if these are still in many tv series and movies because I watch so little anymore but they used to be there.
The ‘Good’ Token Minority may still be around too.
As is USA network's Fairly Legal with Sarah Shahi.
Absolutely correct on both counts. I get a strange kick out of cataloguing the commie/lefty propaganda, disguised as entertainment. It is also a good teaching moment when you point out the well hidden slaps at Conservatism.
These two shows however, leave no doubt as to their intention.
Malignant Manufacturer-—routinely murders bright young investigative reporters who discover that waste polonium is being disposed of in Meals on Wheels distribution and piped into day-care-center cafeterias.
“Look for this show to follow Outlaw into the dustbin in a couple weeks.”
Somehow, I just assumed it would make it for a whole season, but now that you prompted me think about it, you might be right: it might not last a season.
And it’s not just liberal claptrap the alphabet networks produce as “entertainment”, it’s just that almost everything they do is plain ordinary claptrap across the board.
On the other hand, HBO, Showtime, USA Network, A&E, and others are now beginning to produce more and more original and interesting shows, with some channels approaching a full prime-time lineup.
And yet, even with their audiences withering away as they desert the alphabets for channels with wittier and more interesting programming, the alphabets persist with their lame, insipid, stupid, mindless, claptrap shows. What I don’t really understand is why the alphabets produce such shows. The alphabets only have to look at the programs on those other channels to know what to do. They have barrels of money to throw at talent. Why don’t they improve? Does management mettle so much with those who create that creativity is totally stifled? Does management think their current programming is good? Are they still making enough profits that there is no impetus to change and they’re perfectly willing to ride a slowly sinking ship to the bottom? Is management so ossified that it is impossible to change, even with new management? I’d like to hear some opinions.
I know several TV writers and that's exactly what they complain about. It used to be that you dealt with one show runner, one studio exec and one network exec giving them notes. Now dozens of people at every level are commenting and criticizing, often contradicting each other and in trying to appease them all every shred of originality is relentlessly removed.