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Study finds rise in gay characters on network TV
Wall Street Journal ^ | October 5, 2012

Posted on 10/05/2012 6:46:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

NEW YORK — The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV is at its highest-ever level in the season ahead, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The total on cable television is also going up.

ABC has the highest amount with 10 out of 194, or 5.2 percent, of their regular characters identified as LGBT.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; trashtv
He'll in a hand basket .
1 posted on 10/05/2012 6:46:39 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Don’t watch the fag/lesbo shows.....period. And that includes ellen.


2 posted on 10/05/2012 6:47:56 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hope they didn’t spend much on their study. Any TV watching fool could have told you that.


3 posted on 10/05/2012 6:48:07 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Paging Captain Obvious.


4 posted on 10/05/2012 6:48:30 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Television has become less an medium of entertainment and more a instrument of leftist indoctrination.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 6:49:57 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So about twice the percentage as in the real world population. I am honestly surprised it is that small of a multiplier.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 6:50:07 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

yup ...on every show..indoctrination of the kids.


7 posted on 10/05/2012 6:50:48 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Last Dakotan

Television has become less an medium of entertainment and more a instrument of leftist indoctrination.

Agreed.


8 posted on 10/05/2012 6:52:13 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When I was a kid Jews were the comics and Italians were the singers.

Now gays are the comics and Blacks are the singers.


9 posted on 10/05/2012 6:52:30 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Goebbels and Alinsky at work. Tel the lie repeatedly that the less than 1% fringe of homosexualism is normal. Push it hard into every aspect of mainstream culture. The lie becomes the truth.


10 posted on 10/05/2012 6:53:10 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: dalebert

exactly why there should be a conservative network.

Why isn’t there a basic cable conservative network? Is it not lucrative to promote right? Do people really want to pay more for garbage?


11 posted on 10/05/2012 6:53:36 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You don’t say! They needed a study to determine this?


12 posted on 10/05/2012 6:54:29 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

According to the freaks in Hollyweird, it’s a gay, gay, gay, gay, world. They’re out of touch with reality, as usual.


13 posted on 10/05/2012 6:55:38 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: huldah1776

they think religeous channels count as conservative.


14 posted on 10/05/2012 6:57:51 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I dont like any shows with gay characters simply because those characters add nothing it.

Gay men: Only there to act prissy, be a sassy companion to some loser female that cant deal with a straight man relationship, and to make jokes about having sex.

Lesbians: There to make out on screen so teen boys will watch.

And both are there to sell the gay lifestyle to kids.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 7:02:47 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
For those of us who've lived through the entire gay standup-and-be-counted thing. Great. It's over. They've ALL stood up and been counted. Now sit down, shut up, and get to work like the rest of us. No special laws. No redefining anything. No special treatment. Get in line with the rest of us. We don't need to share our individual sexual peccadilloes in order to get along!
16 posted on 10/05/2012 7:03:15 AM PDT by NamVet71MP
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Perhaps this will finally encourage Hollywood to be more tolerant and supportive of gays in their industry, maybe even going so far as to hire openly gay entertainers.


17 posted on 10/05/2012 7:03:31 AM PDT by fnord (freedom is scary to some, especially other people's)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I don’t know how anyone who’s not a faggy metrosexual can stomach anything on network-tv anymore. Limp-wristed, catty sarcasm permeates everything. It’s just embarrassing beyond words how American culture has devolved.

I prefer to grab up dvd’s of older shows like “Gunsmoke,” “The Untouchables,” “Have Gun Will Travel” and such, which were more reflective of a country that used to have grit. As opposed to a deviant sewer.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 7:07:25 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
network TV
Who the hell watches anything on network TV ... for at least the last 20 years?
19 posted on 10/05/2012 7:19:15 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The attack against Americans continues.


20 posted on 10/05/2012 7:20:54 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The attack against Americans continues.


21 posted on 10/05/2012 7:21:00 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is true... Because I see Obama’s face every 5 minutes on the TV.


22 posted on 10/05/2012 7:21:32 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: NamVet71MP

Gross.

I recently got word that someone I used to work with is so immersed in a gay lifestyle now. He is living in a hotel, cruising for anonymous sex on craigslist and spent months in jail on meth trafficking.

This guy was a husband with three children, a home and an amazing job which required an advanced degree.

Oh, did I mention he has transitioned from HIV+ to having full blown AIDS.

Yup. What a wonderful lifestyle.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 7:23:03 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: huldah1776

I watch MeTV. All the old shows that you could watch as a family.


24 posted on 10/05/2012 7:23:13 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It all started in the 1970s with TV writer Susan Harris’ creation, Jodie Dallas.

Jodie spawned a large collection of “gay” characters over the years, and also started the movement toward greater acceptance of “gay” activist demands.

Harris thinks that anyone who opposes this is an “idiot” with a “medieval mind”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LuYvfN_eqzw

Note how she thinks that the election of obama—just about the dumbest thing we’ve ever done—shows how Americans are getting “smarter”!!!!


25 posted on 10/05/2012 7:23:49 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Totally fictional characters. We’ll never see a realistic depiction of your typical homo: AIDS infected, on anti-depressant meds, beaten by his at-the-time “boyfriend,” and militantly angry all the time.


26 posted on 10/05/2012 7:24:34 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A vast wasteland...


27 posted on 10/05/2012 7:27:46 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

For this reason, the only things I watch on TV anymore is Sports, History Channel & Fox News.


28 posted on 10/05/2012 7:31:59 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Almost 1/3rd of all media employees in the studios are gay. Agenda ?

YEP


29 posted on 10/05/2012 7:45:07 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Sad. But, again to my point. Information that we both could live without knowing.


30 posted on 10/05/2012 7:48:53 AM PDT by NamVet71MP
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To: NamVet71MP

Being gay is what they do. Not what they are.

I wish they had stayed in the closet. I will never accept any of that as normal behavior.


31 posted on 10/05/2012 8:00:11 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: greene66
"metrosexual"

I always find it weird that in tv-land, average American young males wear sports coats and nice shirts even while lounging around. They talk in sort of hybrid gay-intellectual kind of way and are subservient to any females who are always wise and prescient. The males are usually semi-idiots who need strong women to show them how to navigate the world.

In the old tv days, we laughed at depictions of mothers wearing dresses and pearls while they did the housework. The dads wore ties even while they sat in the easy chair. Both descriptions of average Americans are faulty. But at least in the old days, girls were girls and men were men. Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again...oops, sorry.....lapsing into memories.

32 posted on 10/05/2012 8:02:01 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: greene66

I started recording old reliable standbys like “Leave It To Beaver,” and “The Dick Van Dyke” show to show my kid. He whined about them being in black and white - at first - but he ended up enjoying them. This was in response to my coming home one day and finding my wife watching “Glee” with him. I instantly said “No,” and took him to the other room. So far as I know, she is respecting my rule for him not to watch that garbage. I told her I wanted him watching the shows I grew up on because they were still wholesome and clean. She thinks I am old fashioned but I really don’t give a crap.


33 posted on 10/05/2012 8:11:48 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: oh8eleven

Sorry to say but my smart, conservative wife watches that Housewives crapola, the queer house flippers, and every sissy dancing/idol/cooking show. I even caught her watching Kardashawhores the other night. She tries to flip channels when I come in for fear i will chastise her. I tell her I just don’t get it why she watches, she is too smart for it. She said it is her “release” from real life. I just shake my head and go back to the garage or study. She gets down right militant if I “hmm hmm” delete one off the DVR or un-program it to record before she sees it.

It is just sad, I pity her.

On the other hand complains about work place drama and the drama around teen-aged girls at our school (private btw).


34 posted on 10/05/2012 8:12:34 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: cld51860

I bought a box set of original Jonny Quest, 6 dvd’s of 3 stooges, every Little Rascals episode made, and Leave it To Beaver ( and some Brady Bunch and Gilligan )for my sons. The watched them tell they wore out.

My daughter loves I Love Lucy and Andy Griffin, but now at 15 I see her digressing with mom on some crap shows and it saddens me.


35 posted on 10/05/2012 8:16:46 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

All you have to do is notice the commercials on NFL telecasts to see this trend. And almost all the reality shows have at least one flaming homo on them like there is a rule about it.

A few seasons ago, the Amazing Race had a series involving two snippy lesbians against a former beauty contestant and her boyfriend. Well, it came out that the show producers went to gay bars in Los Angeles and recruited the two lesbians who had shown no interest in being on the show and said as much in the exit interviews.

With all the thousands of “normal” people eager to come on the show and sending in their audition tapes, it bothers me that producers have to find others who don’t want to be on the show in order to fill their minority quotas.

If gays/lesbians want to be on reality shows and preen themselves as homosexuals on television, that’s their right but for the show to actively recruit them just seemed wrong.


36 posted on 10/05/2012 8:43:27 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: huldah1776
Why isn’t there a basic cable conservative network? Is it not lucrative to promote right? Do people really want to pay more for garbage?

There are some cable channels devoted to more-or-less wholesome programming (whether you'd label it conservative is another debate) but they certainly don't attract the ratings that other networks do.

The best explanation is that outrageousness and sex sells while stable marriages and families don't. We all are attracted to the train wreck more than the train that ran successfully.

37 posted on 10/05/2012 8:48:58 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Resolute Conservative
She said it is her “release” from real life.
No doubt that's true, much like what soap operas of the 50s-70s era did for women.
The theory is people think THEY have it bad (reality), until they sit down and watch a soap or two whose characters are always worse off (release).
Learning how to successfully deal with reality negates the need for escape.
38 posted on 10/05/2012 9:20:23 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I got my son into Jonny Quest when they were airing it on Boomerang. One of my favorite shows when I was a kid! Before he was born, I turned to my wife and said, “Your realize we will not even be able to watch prime time sitcoms with our kid in the room, right?” She agreed. It’s sad that Brady Bunch and Andy Griffin were once standard fare, and the fare now is.... mostly garbage. A reflection of a crumbling society.


39 posted on 10/05/2012 9:26:33 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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It’s interesting that you mention The Brady Bunch. Robert Reed, the dad on the show, was a homosexual, but kept it pretty much to himself. Too many people define themselves by their sexuality, today.


40 posted on 10/05/2012 10:22:45 AM PDT by macrahanish #1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

41 posted on 10/05/2012 11:48:25 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: cld51860
It’s sad that Brady Bunch and Andy Griffin were once standard fare

Even the Andy Griffith Show was good viewing.

Although Andy and Opie were/are big libs in real life.

42 posted on 10/05/2012 12:46:12 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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