After the jump, I have posted a panel discussion from a recent episode of The Sean Hannity Show on FOX News discussing a new book by a guy named Ben Shapiro called Primetime Propaganda and DING DONG ALERT it (the panel discussion) is INSANE. The book itself proposes to prove definitively that the Hollywood Elite is overly liberal and is using their position in media and entertainment to promote a liberal agenda. Fair enough! I mean, that is probably true? This is not particularly surprising or groundbreaking information. As recent studies have shown, the more education one has, the more likely one is to lean democratic, and while this is certainly not the case across the board, many of the more important jobs in media and entertainment require some level of higher education. So, it kind of just follows. There are many exceptions to all of these rules! I am just saying, sure. Got it. Personally, as a democrat, this does not bother me, but I can see how it might bother someone who was not a democrat, no duh. “Those fucking Jews,” am I right, the Right?! But so, OK, they start talking about this proposed liberal bias in entertainment in the media on The Sean Hannity Show STARTING WITH SESAME STREET and already that is where things start to get BONKERS.
First of all, Sesame Street is not the driving engine of a LIBERAL AGENDA. Give me a LIBERAL BREAK. Also, liberal vs. conservative politics is, or should be, mainly about the economic responsibility of government to provide services to its citizens. Once again we are dragging sexual preference into the equation as if that has anything to do with anything. The problem with conservatives claiming a moral highground on this issue is that their position is amoral. There is no morality in ostracizing, disenfranchising, or discriminating against other human beings. But the idea that somehow Sesame Street is responsible for children becoming gay is SOME CRAZY NONSENSE OBVIOUSLY WHY ARE WE EVEN HAVING THIS DISCUSSION. I do like when he brings up an episode of Friends. HAHAHA. Sure. Friends. It’s so weird how there was that one super-political episode of Friends with an intense liberal bias and then for years after that there weren’t any more republicans. Remember that? That was crazy.
“Could that have been any more of a real thing that definitely happened?”
I also like when that beautiful woman with very important opinions stated that artists have been more liberal than the general population for “CENTURIES.” Hahahha. I mean, maybe? But either way, she sure as fuck doesn’t know what she is talking about? No offense! Maybe some offense! But, like, who is she talking about? The Lascaux cave painters, probably. “These running bison are trying to make your child feel comfortable being themselves! These cave painters did not pull themselves up by their bootstraps like the cave businessmen did!”
We could also get into how insane it is and how insane it makes me when someone like Sean Hannity starts talking about how rich someone on the left is as if he is not so fucking rich. Rich people SHOULD feel weird about being so rich. It’s OK! Enjoy being rich! But also feel weird about it. It’s definitely unfair in some way. I’m saying this as someone who would love nothing more than to be super rich. I will take all the guilt and weirdness and stumbling attempts to deal with it as they come. But seriously, shut up Sean Hannity. Why don’t YOU start a charity, you stupid asshole? A real one, I mean.
Sean Hannity is an asshole, a liar, and an idiot. No duh. (Via ThinkProgress.)