Boob Tube

“For Heaven’s sake, don’t let God get in the way of a good story!” – Kim Gatlin

It’s about time somebody dragged the vulgarians responsible for programming at ABC into the nearest rest room and washed their mouths out with a urinal cake.  Consider: currently in development for the fall viewing displeasure of you and your children are the following:

The dramedy, based on Kim Gatlin’s novel of the same name, will be brought to life by famed “Sex and the City” and “90210” executive producer Darren Star. The plot centers on the life of reformed “mean girl” Amanda, played by “Talladega Nights” actress Leslie Bibb, who returns to her hometown of Dallas to find herself fodder for malicious gossip from the women in the Christian community.

The American Family Association calls ABC’s project “a Christian-bashing version of ABC’s current “Desperate Housewives.”

The story is about a naive young woman who comes to New York City and ends up with a trouble-making party-girl roommate.

Jason Winer, who directed the pilot for Modern Family, is set to direct this comedy. The American Dad team of Nahnatchka Khan and David Hemingson will write and produce.

ABC is owned by the once wholesome Walt Disney Company, and if there’s any justice in this life or the next, the shade of Uncle Walt will be haunting the executive suites of these  scurrilous trash peddlers for some time to come.


About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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21 Responses to Boob Tube

  1. TexasFred says:

    You can always exercise your option of NOT watching, I know I will…

  2. AFVET says:

    RCA once owned NBC.
    GE bought RCA and as soon as they obtained the rights to NBC they sold RCA to Thomson, a French company.
    Thomson ran it for many years until the bottom fell out of the consumer electronics industry, i.e. CRT’s,…(picture tubes).
    My wife worked for 30 years for RCA, and then Thomson.
    The union would not negotiate with the company on salaries, at which point Thomson shut down the factory.
    All of the equipment in the factory went to China.
    Nothing is left but the warehouse.
    Thomson as a company no longer exists.

    GE closed an incandescent bulb plant south of here, Kentucky, or Tennessee, (not sure) and opened a plant in Mexico to make incandescent light bulbs.

    GE,….we bring good things to life,….MY A$$ !!!!!!!!

  3. samiam60 says:

    No surprise here Bob. Remember when they had something called Censorship in Movies and on TV. I guess it all degenerated after Gone with the Wind. When he said, Frankly my dear, I don’t give a Damn the networks took on that same attitude, or so it would seem. I am repulsed by the Liberal angle on Family Guy so you can imagine there is very little I watch on network TV.

    • Bob Mack says:

      SAMI, I wish the networks (as opposed to cable) would censor themselves a little more, but I guess they think their best chance to compete is in appealing to the lowest common denominator. Some things (and titles) just ain’t fit for prime-time.

  4. AFVET says:

    Hey Bob,…try NCIS.
    Naval Criminal Investigation Service.
    Nice babes !

    • Bob Mack says:

      I saw a few of the NCIS re-runs. Always liked Mark Harmon, but I miss ol’ Jack Bauer, and Dexter’s not gonna be whacking any more bad guys until October. TGIBS (Thank God It’s Baseball Season).

  5. Disney are a bunch of socialist swine. You want to see some real lib trash, check out “Harry’s Law”. What a disaster.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Hey, MEGA. The degeneration of Disney is a cryin’ shame. Haven’t seen Harry’s Law. Based on your review, I’ll do my best to continue missing it.

  6. Freedom, by the way says:

    Unbelievable. My family rarely watches network television. They have sunk to a new low if these show make it on the air. I concur with Mega Independent. Disney hasn’t been what Walt created for a long time.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Hi, FREE. Network TV seems to have become little more than a conduit for the promulgation of multi-cult fantasies, gayness, low morality, and celebrity worship. The writing’s generally poor and the jokes aren’t funny. Other than that, it’s great.

  7. Wasn’t Walt Disney an anti-Semite? (I’ve heard that, can’t confirm.) So they’re just expanding their anti-religious sphere.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Hi, Michael. I’d forgotten about that charge, so I Googled & found this by Neal Gabler in the LA Times:

      Disney came by those enemies honestly when his animators staged a strike in 1941 complaining of paternalism and low wages and Walt responded by hustling the supposed union ringleaders off the lot and firing other union members to quash their organizing. Even after the four-month-long strike was settled — under duress by the federal government — the wounds did not heal. Disney would feel betrayed for the rest of his life by what he saw as ungrateful employees. The aggrieved employees got their own measure of revenge by portraying Walt thereafter in the least flattering light. Most of what we hear about Disney as a racist or anti-Semite was circulated by animators who had struck in 1941. I know, because several of them made the same charges to me when I was working on my biography of Disney.

      And from Gabler’s book:

      Joe Grant, who had been an artist, the head of the model department, and the storyman responsible for Dumbo along with Dick Huemer, declared emphatically that Walt was not an anti-Semite. “Some of the most influential people at the studio were Jewish,” Grant recalled, thinking no doubt of himself, production manager Harry Tytle, and Kay Kamen, who once quipped that Disney’s New York office had more Jews than the Book of Leviticus.
      Moreover Walt contributed frequently to Jewish charities: the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of the City of New York, Yeshiva College, the Jewish Home for the Aged, even after (World War II) to the American League for a Free Palestine.

      One of my art instructors years ago was Milt Neil, an old Disney animator (Snow White, Dumbo, etc.), and he never said a bad word about Walt.

      • Here’s what Wikipedia says:

        Disney was long rumored to be anti-Semitic during his lifetime, and such rumors have persisted after his death. Disney’s 2006 biographer Neal Gabler, the first writer to gain unrestricted access to the Disney archives, concluded that available evidence does not support such accusations. “That’s one of the questions everybody asks me,” Gabler said in a CBS interview. “My answer to that is, not in the conventional sense that we think of someone as being an anti-Semite. But he got the reputation because, in the 1940s, he got himself allied with a group called the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, which was an anti-Communist and anti-Semitic organization. And though Walt himself, in my estimation, was not anti-Semitic, nevertheless, he willingly allied himself with people who were anti-Semitic, and that reputation stuck. He was never really able to expunge it throughout his life.”[92] Disney ultimately distanced himself from the Motion Picture Alliance in the 1950s.[93]

        The Walt Disney Family Museum acknowledges that Disney did have “difficult relationships” with some Jewish men, and that ethnic stereotypes common to films of the 1930s were included in some early cartoons, such as Three Little Pigs; but points out that he employed Jews throughout his career, and was named “Man Of The Year” in 1955 by the B’nai B’rith chapter in Beverly Hills.[94]

        Since I give people the benefit of the doubt and there is no hard evidence that Disney was Anti-Semitic, I withdraw my, well, it wasn’t an accusation since I admitted I didn’t know. But I apologize to Mr. Disney for bringing it up.

        Of course, Michael Eisner was Jewish and ran Disney for two decades. I guess Disney ain’t what it used to be.

  8. At what point will EVERYone finally just stop watching the TV garbage, so these H’wood chuckleheads will fold up and quit already????

    • Bob Mack says:

      Not much hope of that, Linda. “Charlie Sheen” has been the most Googled phrase of the past month, and he now holds the Guinness World Record for the “Fastest To Reach 1,000,000 Followers On Twitter.” There’s money to be made with depraved raves. Ask Jerry Springer.

  9. Bob Mack says:

    The Steady Drip chronicles Hollywood’s War On America:

    Hollywood’s war on America may have claimed its first two casualties with the murder of two US airmen in Germany by a Muslim terrorist who was inspired by the Koran, and apparently by a clip from Brian DePalma’s movie, Redacted.

    This isn’t the first time the news-entertainment complex has manufactured its own fake atrocity porn with ugly results. In 2005, Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff ran a fake report about Gitmo personnel flushing a Koran down the toilet. Muslims reacted with their usual violent restraint, rioting, burning and generally running amok. One of the perpetrators of the 2005 London bombing was reportedly influenced by that story. That would make it the first news article to have killed over 50 people.

    In 2004, the Boston Globe was so desperate for anti-war porn in the wake of Abu Ghraib, that it published photos of US soldiers raping Iraqi women that they got from the Nation of Islam. In reality the photos were pornographic fakes, but the Globe went ahead and ran them even though they had already been exposed as fakes.

    And before Piers Morgan was picked by CNN as Larry King’s replacement, he was working as the editor of the Daily Mirror, and in that capacity he published more fake photos of UK soldiers torturing Iraqis. That got him fired from the Daily Mirror, but made him amply qualified for a high profile hosting gig at CNN, which suffers from even lower standards than the UK’s trashiest tabloid.

    […] But when fake news stories wouldn’t do, there were always movies. More anti-war movies have been made by Hollywood during the War on Terror, than were made throughout the entire Vietnam War. As it stands now, there has not been a single movie made about the War in Iraq that positively depicts American soldiers and their mission. Instead, movie after movie has portrayed US troops as monsters (The Valley of Elah), rapists and butchers (Redacted) working for a secret military-industrial complex (Body of Lies, The Green Zone) or violent headcases (Stop Loss, Harsh Times, American Dreamz, Hurt Locker). Hollywood has been less willing to attack the War in Afghanistan, instead it ignores it.

    […] Hollywood is only one leg of a global empire. And even though Americans have rejected the long line of anti-war movies cranked out by its studios, they have made plenty of money overseas. As the foreign box office grows, the studios orient themselves toward a new environment becoming American in name only. American actors lend their talents to Anti-American movies made in the Muslim world, as Billy Zane, Spencer Garrett and Gary Busey (playing an evil eye stealing Jewish doctor) did in Valley of the Wolves. American exceptionalism is stripped out of even such iconically American products as GI Joe and Superman, with Truth, Justice and the American Way, becoming just Truth and Justice, a telling commentary on Hollywood’s view of America.

    […] The television networks which were born out of electronics companies like GE, Westinghouse and the DuMont Network, are now in the hands of many of the same media conglomerates. As cable providers buy up cable and television networks, they turn into amorphous corporate monsters wielding a portfolio of familiar brands. Those monsters will sooner or later be bought up by Chinese or Middle Eastern companies which have the capital and need someplace to put it. The mass mergers are economically unsustainable. Time Warner nearly destroyed itself with its AOL merger. But the Comcast purchase of NBC Universal is more of the same. Content companies are tying themselves to cable’s business model. And when the implosion comes, the only ones with enough money to clean up the mess will be China and Russia’s post-Communist tycoons or the Gulf royal families, if they’re still around by then.

    But the media culture of the news-entertainment complex will hardly need to change at all. The hostility toward America and the sympathy toward terrorists that is openly practiced by the complex’s personnel is only a shadow of the real thing. It is their public mask. Underneath that mask, it gets even uglier. Call it the Al-Jazeeration of American news and entertainment. Even a propaganda film from a Muslim country like Valley of the Wolves is not significantly more anti-American than the offerings from the domestic movie industry. And Al-Jazeera has not become any more moderate, but it looks more mainstream because its American and UK counterparts have gotten to be just as bad.

  10. martin says:

    There’s an old computer programmer’s term (as an old programmer, I feel I have license to use it 🙂 GIGO – Garbage In, Garbage Out.

    The older I get, the more I realize it is true. We grow inured to trash – desensitized. I make it a point to avoid almost all TV. The consequence is, when I do see it, it pisses me off. Inane, stupid, and insulting are the adjectives that come to mind. They program to the lowest common denominator.

    Sorry for the rant. Nice job on this post.

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