Mediaite reported -- and the man himself noted it on Facebook, which got me to the story -- on comedian and author Evan Sayet visiting Fox News Channel's morning show "Fox & Friends" (on March 26, 2013) to discuss his new book, The Kindergarden of Eden ("kindergarden" is a play on words, dude, not misspelled -- wake up). His book is a take on the liberal mindset, which is not his mindset, and why "ignorance is bliss" is a good thing to liberals.
That news junkies' news junkie (and, celebrity news junkie site, by the way) Web site mentioned this (my emphases):
Comedy about [Bill] Clinton was about his weight or promiscuity, Sayet asserted, whereas comedy about Dick Cheney and George W. Bush was about their “evil.”
They put the quotes around the word evil.
It wasn't always comedic delivery about their being "evil," either, I saw. Cynical, not funny; snide, not satirical. Nasty. Maybe it was strictly in humor on some shows, but not off of basic cable, and not always. David Letterman? Yeah, an evolving, ever-smaller small-minded jerk there. Just review his "humorous" comments about members of the Sarah Palin family.
People wrote such vitriolic political skullduggery into dramatic programming, for goodness sake! I've noted it all over the place! And for Obama and the never-say-too-demanding progressive movement? There was an effort, however trounced, to promote White House policy on fictional shows.
Sayet mentioned on his "Fox & Friends" visit that he had approached a cable network with a show of his own. He claimed that the executives, or an executive, told him that it would be the best-rated show on the network, probably, but they wouldn't do it.
Why? Sayet said that the executives told him stars would resent the executives, and thus, their network, of they aired a conservative comedy show. That would apparently hurt their bottom line, I guess. Man up, wusses. Something other than left-leaning bumbling news and commentary sure seems to be destroying the TV news world. What-evvs, bitches.
The story about Sayet's FNC interview on Mediaite is here.
Get his book while you're at it: on Amazon (via FoxNews link).
Was Bush not referred to, often, as somehow evil in Hollywood-driven pop culture? In the blogosphere there's outraged or overly excited (that's my view, so suck it up, and cool it off, friends) folks who refer to Obama as evil these days, yes. I counter them as I do cracking liberals. But against Obama, it's not used in advertising to draw in viewers as it has been for Bush and his bunch.
You can even forget about the recent liberal peppering of Bush with innuendo in pop culture. Consider Ronald Reagan, conservatism of the 1980s, and the hit TV show "Family Ties." The Michael J. Fox character on that show -- Alex P. Keaton -- famously adored Reagan and was not -- NOT -- meant to be the star of the show.
"Family Ties" was intended to be about married hippies with children, raising a family in a Reagan-led country. Alex Keaton was an irritant to his hippie parents, but he became the lead, the focus of the show. Plans for marginalizing conservatives and Republicans failed, and that time they sucked it up and made lots of cash on the talent of Fox (and the other castmembers, but Fox was clearly the star), and a character the show's creators, it seems, didn't want the audience to like. Look it up! Or read one thing I found, here.
Alex Keaton is just one famous character that was supposed to be a mockery of conservatives. There are more examples, including a show driven by "The Fonz," Henry Winkler, that went from bad to awful in the few shows that aired. But the biting lines in scripts that characterize any sort of conservative as bad are legion.
You can see hoardes of feckless (that means unthinking, lazy, and a bunch of other things that aren't achievement-oriented, Skippy) liberals spew feckless and offensive tweets at Donald Rumsfeld on TWITTER. He put out a tweet on the Iraq War 10th anniv. (search for @RumsfeldOffice on Twitter, around March 19 and 20, 2013, some real charmers (his actual tweet below).
Damn, you'd think he was celebrating every death of an innocent, or that he'd devoted his life to killing them. Mental disorders aplenty. Really sad. Feckless and sad.
The "offensive" Rumsfeld tweet:
10 yrs ago began the long, difficult work of liberating 25 mil Iraqis. All who played a role in history deserve our respect & appreciation.
— Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) March 19, 2013
How dare he!!!
- jR, aka AirFarceOne (follow me on Twitter!)