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Hollywood's Gay Marriage Thank You Card
Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 05/11/2012 2:35:59 AM PDT by Kaslin

So Barack Obama declared he's all for "gay marriage." Really, was anyone surprised? Did anyone doubt it? Still, it's official, and Obama is now the rental property of Hollywood. Obama's doing all sorts of fundraisers with Hollywood and Manhattan millionaires and billionaires to get re-elected, the latest at George Clooney's mansion. One of every 6 of his "bundlers" is openly homosexual.

At the start of this drama, Vice President Joe Biden openly declared (accidentally or not) he was entirely comfortable with men marrying men and women marrying women and credited Hollywood. "When things really began to change is when the social culture changes," Biden syntax-garbled on NBC's "Meet the Press."

He added, with a nod toward NBC, "I think 'Will and Grace' probably did more to educate the American public than almost anybody's ever done so far. People fear that which is different. Now they're beginning to understand."

So let's get this straight. Network executives and TV critics and their public-policy defenders have insisted for decades that raunchy TV shows have zero effect on the audience (including young children) and that complainers are paranoid to accuse the networks of promoting a social or sexual agenda. Then, when the president "evolves" to support "gay marriage," the politicians send thank you cards to Tinseltown for "opening the minds" of the masses.

What does he think NBC is? "Masterpiece Theatre"? They began airing "Will and Grace" in 1998 at 9:30 p.m., then moved it into the family hour. These excerpts are examples of the kind of sexual raunch they promoted as comedy and which our vice president presumably considered "educational" for families.

-- The most outrageously gay character Jack announced he needed "a new pair of shoes, preferably with a six-foot, gorgeous hunk of man in them." Later, he took Will and Grace's dog for a walk in the park, where he said the dog "checked out butts and I checked out butts."

-- Jack joked: "I get a little funny in the tummy around the Washington Monument."

-- Jack said he and a boyfriend had agreed to attend the Greenwich Village Halloween parade. "We had a whole Biblical thing planned," Jack explained to Will. "We were gonna go as Adam and Steve." Later, as Jack left for the parade, Will lectured, "Don't put anything in your mouth that isn't wrapped."

On the day Obama proclaimed his change of heart, The New York Times published a promotional front-page article headlined "Gay on TV: It's All In the Family." Readers were treated to "Modern Family" co-creator Christopher Lloyd asserting "What this is about, really, is how far America has come, not how far television has come."

Inside the paper were large pictures of two marrying women on "Grey's Anatomy" and two gay men with their adopted toddler on "Modern Family." In large text, the Times proclaimed, "An implicit recasting of the American family is welcomed by viewers." They claimed complaints "barely ever bubble to the surface."

How desperately did the Times want to hide the traditionalist view? Reporter Brian Stelter claimed "Mitt Romney is known to be a fan of 'Modern Family,' and a Catholic group gave it a media award this month."

But when the Times linked to evidence that Romney loves "Modern Family," their own story only claimed that young Romney aide Garrett Jackson recommended the show to him, and Romney got Jackson hooked on "Friday Night Lights," the canceled high school football drama.

As for the "Catholic" group awarding a pro-gay show, this same "Catholic In Media Associates" (for entertainment industry insiders) had previously honored both "Glee" and "Ugly Betty," two other educational shows promoting homosexuality. If that's a Catholic Church group, then Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are Catholics in good standing, and Kathleen Sebelius hasn't been excommunicated.

The Times writer did not explain one of the reasons gay characters could be portrayed as "welcomed by viewers" is that any audience of any size can be generalized into a groundswell of mainstream support if the press wants it so. Just how much of a blockbuster, how popular, is Fox's "Glee," the current rage of Hollywood? Well, it's drawing six million viewers. What we are to believe is an avalanche. But in a nation of 311 million, that means 98 percent of Americans aren't watching.

Obviously, Hollywood has played a part in eroding America's moral character on "gay marriage." It's about time somebody admitted that Hollywood isn't just persuading people into buying Wrigley's Gum or McDonald's burgers. In between the commercials, they're selling a radical devolution in moral standards.


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1 posted on 05/11/2012 2:36:04 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Parents should watch some of the crap their kids are watching.

It isn’t Tom & Jerry any more.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 2:51:18 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
Parents should watch some of the crap their kids are watching. It isn’t Tom & Jerry any more.

The Glee-tards are the worst. I think the Amish have the right idea.

3 posted on 05/11/2012 2:56:40 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: Kaslin

When one sanctions less than the best behavior you will more of the less than best behavior.


4 posted on 05/11/2012 2:58:42 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Kaslin

Everybody is so freaking hypocritical, I just can’t stand it. The hollywood crowd will say you can’t judge gay people or gay marriage but in the same breath, they will judge the woman breastfeeding the 3 year old on the cover of Time. Or they judge the polygamist or the overweight person. What if I said I wanted to marry my brother? We’re both adult, over 50, unable to have children, so why shouldn’t I be able to marry him? Or marry my sister? You can’t discriminate against me, it’s my choice! That’s what this is all about isn’t it? Free choices?
End of rant.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 3:01:00 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Kaslin
At the start of this drama, Vice President Joe Biden openly declared (accidentally or not) he was entirely comfortable with men marrying men and women marrying women and credited Hollywood. "When things really began to change is when the social culture changes," Biden syntax-garbled on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Biden might as well say he hopes his daughters will grow up to be prostitutes. "When things really began to change for me is when I watched Pretty Woman and realized that hookers are just nice, happy people with jobs they enjoy like the rest of us". Does he not know the difference between reality and fantasy, or did he take the VP job to make sure America doesn't mess up Avatar's world? Does he think Obama's two memoirs are as real as the world productive Americans inhabit (except for his composite girlfriends)? I hope he retires in January - to a nice long career with Glee's world.

6 posted on 05/11/2012 3:08:46 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: Venturer

Tom and Jerry? Bugs Bunny? Roadrunner? The GUNS! The EXPLOSIONS! The VIOLENCE! May G-d Almighty forbid it!


7 posted on 05/11/2012 3:08:54 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Venturer

Tom & Jerry couldn’t be made today. The left would scream that it was indoctrinating children to violence.


8 posted on 05/11/2012 3:10:33 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Pollster1

I read somwhere that Barry himself is a closet homosexual. Has anyone else read this too? Is it true? If so, then there ya go!!


9 posted on 05/11/2012 3:24:43 AM PDT by dubyajam ("Life is Hard ... It's Even Harder When you're Stupid" --- John Wayne)
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To: Hacksaw
I got rid of my TV before the turn of the century. I have watched most of th shows listed above once to see what they were about. They are low quality in all aspects especially the scripting. Being gay is simply a cliche and the gays on these shows read scripts full of cliches. But worse than the happy gay shows are the shows with twisted heterosexuals designed to produce anxiety and sell laundry detergent.

Hollywood is a disease and TV is the vector. In the age of broadband there is absolutely no reason to have a TV (that includes pay for pain pro-sports).

10 posted on 05/11/2012 3:32:29 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Kaslin

How about just not watching TV? Read a book or go for a walk.


11 posted on 05/11/2012 3:34:41 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: upchuck

What about not watching these shows?


12 posted on 05/11/2012 3:37:43 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: palmer

It always amazes me to see conservatives bitching about people suckling at the teat of ‘big government’, but they can’t tear themselves away from the teat of television and movies. I’m looking at YOU, Mr. Sean ‘I Love my HBO’ Hannity.


13 posted on 05/11/2012 3:39:53 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Kaslin

I think the homosexualization of television and the media really started to take off in the nineties, even though it began earlier. I stopped watching television in the mid to late nineties, and since probably 2000, don’t watch at all.

I really detest it. I enjoy renting and watching movies and such, but not television programming. My wife is constantly trying to get me to watch certain shows, but I simply cannot sit down for it.

It is pretty transparent to me that the normalization of homosexuality is one of their main goals.


14 posted on 05/11/2012 3:46:45 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: who knows what evil?

I would guess that the vast majority of Romney primary voters are those informed only or mostly by TV. Romney is a made-for-TV candidate.


15 posted on 05/11/2012 3:52:01 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Venturer

My wife and I have never had cable. I do watch streamed movies and I rent movies, but watching programming...no.

I took particular issue with the way men in general were portrayed in television beginning in the eighties. It was very negative...men in general were bumbling idiots who embarrassed everyone who knew them.

You see these shows where wives, parents and children-yes, children-have utter, unconcealed contempt for the men in their lives.

I think everything from the sitcoms and reality shows to news and PBS is largely agenda driven crap.


16 posted on 05/11/2012 3:54:33 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: rlmorel

A few friends try to get me to watch various shows. I can always tell how far gone they are by which shows they want me to watch. Surprisingly the kids are the most savvy, want me to see some particular mythbusters or something like that. But of course they have been corrupted by the rest of it too.


17 posted on 05/11/2012 3:54:49 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Kaslin
"not watching shows"

works for me. I've haven't seen any of them....not Will and Grace or the rest of the garbage. The last network non-reality show I watched was CSI. I'll occasionally watch the New York version because I like Gary Sinise, but even watching that's a rarity. Lately, I've been catching up on reruns of the old Lone Ranger series on Tubtub. Hiyo Silver, away!!

18 posted on 05/11/2012 4:11:44 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: palmer
Romney is a made-for-TV candidate.

Nailed it.

19 posted on 05/11/2012 4:27:33 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Kaslin

There’s been rumors for years that Clooney is gay.


20 posted on 05/11/2012 5:00:00 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

IMO, Obama’’s true color (not the black or white one) came out, He too is gay and with all that money coming in, tell the world where he stands. Money talks and BS walks.
He will do anything, say anything and what ever it takes to keep his current position. Even if it meant to cut some innocent person head off, he would do it to get re-elected.


21 posted on 05/11/2012 5:08:38 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Kaslin

Come out,come out,Oprah,George,Tom,Simon,Ryan!


22 posted on 05/11/2012 5:13:34 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Kaslin

It IS Tom and Jerry! It’s just that Tom is an S and M prostitute and Jerry — his half-black lover — is a drag queen. So now it’s “Domme and Fairy.”


23 posted on 05/11/2012 5:52:04 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Kaslin

Haven’t had the TV hooked up since I moved in my new house in February 2011. My friend’s jaws drop when I cannot relate to their discussions of those stupid sitcoms. Have never seen an episode of American Idol, Ugly Betty, or Will and Grace or any of that other crap over the years that people watch rather than spending time outdoors with their kids. Try it, ditch the TV!


24 posted on 05/11/2012 8:47:14 AM PDT by lesko
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To: Kaslin
What about not watching these shows?

What about not watching TV, period? That's my excuse and I'm sticking by it :)

25 posted on 05/11/2012 2:24:22 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: lesko; Kaslin

Hey, I’m with you. Last TV I watched was Sarah’s acceptance speech in Fall, 2008. Haven’t looked back, don’t miss it in the least.

I’m to the point that if I go to a restaurant that has TVs everywhere they irritate me.


26 posted on 05/11/2012 2:27:03 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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