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March 15, 2017

Shock: Liberals Watching More TV

Really? I would never have guessed. They merely spend all fucking day yapping about it. Once respected "news" organizations pump out hourly updates on whatever Seth Meyers said last night.

Remember in the Bush years, where the liberal safe-space-seekers (though we hadn't heard of "safe spaces" at the time) retreated into an alternate reality called the West Wing Cinematic Universe, in which the country was led by Jed Bartlett?

I hate to say this, but surely the leftists are already chattering about it: It's time for a West Wing reboot. Maybe darker, edgier this time.

For Solace and Solidarity in the Trump Age, Liberals Turn the TV Back On

They're turning it back on? When the hell did they ever turn it off? All through the age of Obama we never stopped hearing about their precious shows.

They've written Bibles on Lena Dunham alone.

It was major news every time the former resident of the United States got to see Homeland or Game of Thrones early.


There is a new safe space for liberals in the age of President Trump: the television set.

This isn't new. It's a return to Oz.

...

Traditional television, a medium considered so last century, has watched audiences drift away for the better part of a decade. Now rattled liberals are surging back, seeking catharsis, solidarity and relief....


[V]iewers ar opting for television’s mass gathering spots, seeking the kind of shared experience that can validate and reassure.

...

You know how I keep calling TV the Universal Church of the Holy Cathode Ray?

Check this out:

In some ways, television is the last mass medium that Americans turn to en masse in uncertain times. "It is a place where we congregate," said Martin Kaplan, director of the Norman Lear Center for media and society at the University of Southern California. "We all gather around that hearth to know what's going on out there, and be comforted by the people who come on our screens to say, things will be all right."

Yup, it's a substitute church, with lame Seth Meyers clapter jokes subbing in for quotes from the ancients.

Have you heard of The Americans? Maybe some of you watch it. I know the Acela Corridor Crew watches it, because they tweet about it a lot.

Anyway, Nikki Haley just said she was binge-watching it.

A New York Times reporter decides that if someone says something about TV, it must be important news:


But if Nikki Haley's watching of The Americans says something about Trump's pro-Russian sympathies, what does this say?


So, whatever. Television shows are the only reality reporters care to report on.

This isn't directly related, but: Nice journolizming, guys.



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