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NBC’s New Sitcom: ‘Abortion Barbie’?

Posted on | October 9, 2015 | 32 Comments

Hollywood liberalism beyond parody:

Wendy Davis made national headlines in 2013 for filibustering anti-abortion legislation in the Texas Senate. Now the former Democratic state senator is poised for more national attention as the inspiration for a dramedy series in development at NBC.
Written by Jennifer Cecil, the untitled project centers on a female Democratic senator who, after losing the Texas governor’s race, gets her world turned upside down. In the vein of The Good Wife, while she pieces her pride back together, she goes to work in the law firm of her best friend — a black male Republican — and discovers that with no political future to protect, she can unshackle her inner badass.

Why would anyone imagine that this kind of story would be able to attract a national audience? This is further evidence of the extent to which the entertainment industry is run by Democrats whose partisan politics dictate the content of what they produce. Many of the movies and TV shows that emerge from Hollywood are simply unwatchable because so many people in the industry place liberal activism ahead of every other consideration.

(Via Memeorandum.)



32 Responses to “NBC’s New Sitcom: ‘Abortion Barbie’?”

  1. joethefatman
    October 9th, 2015 @ 6:32 am

    They are trying to rehab her image for future use. As much as I’d like her to just go and fade into the Ft. Worth landscape, she has a future with the dems.

  2. Daniel Freeman
    October 9th, 2015 @ 6:33 am

    I would never watch it, but I will predict that in every episode, she uses her white privilege to femsplain at least one thing to her black male Republican boss.

  3. RS
    October 9th, 2015 @ 6:38 am

    My entire family weaned itself from network television about years ago. The TV exists for sports and DVD/Netflix/Roku and that’s it. Ninety-nine percent of what’s on is crap, and the one percent that may be OK is not worth my time trying to find.

  4. Daniel Freeman
    October 9th, 2015 @ 6:46 am

    I remember reading of a study that found that the average mood of people while channel-surfing was “slightly depressed.” It’s literally irrational.

  5. Dana
    October 9th, 2015 @ 7:01 am

    Our esteemed host asked:

    Why would anyone imagine that this kind of story would be able to attract a national audience?

    Why not? ABC came up with Commander-in-Chief, in which Vice President Geena Davis suddenly becomes President; it was broadcast beginning in 2005, to pave the way for the inevitable next President, Hillary Clinton in 2008. And now, CBS has Madame Secretary, with Tea Leoni as Secretary of State, again, to tout Mrs Clinton’s candidacy for President.

    But, let’s get real: Hollywood has completely run out of new ideas, and can only recycle old ones. Someone comes up with this, and the leftists running Hollywood think, “Why, that’s a jolly good idea!”

    Of course, there’s always the possibility that it’ll get relegated to MSNBC, where their left-wing talk shows are tanking.

  6. Dana
    October 9th, 2015 @ 7:05 am

    In the vein of The Good Wife, while she pieces her pride back together, she goes to work in the law firm of her best friend — a black male Republican — and discovers that with no political future to protect, she can unshackle her inner badass.

    And then she discovers that her “inner badass” generates a political future on its own.

    Think of the models out there: Donald Trump is using his not-so-inner badass to shoot to the top of the polls, while Bernie Sanders’ hard-leftism is generating real interest amongst the Democrats.

  7. texlovera
    October 9th, 2015 @ 8:18 am

    They’ll groom her to take over from Debbie Wasserman-Schanuzer.

  8. JeffS
    October 9th, 2015 @ 8:21 am

    Hollywood is now a propaganda mill, a shadow of its former self, with creativity relegated to political correctness and innovation subjugated by ideology.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 9th, 2015 @ 8:21 am

    And we wonder why television is dying…

  10. kilo6
    October 9th, 2015 @ 9:16 am

    There’s a reason they call TV shows Programming.

    Hollywood is loaded with ideologically driven liberal hacks masquerading as independent-thinking writers and producers just as journalism is loaded with ideologically driven liberal hacks masquerading as unbiased fact reporters. While they’re definitely not all master planners, there are many who are intellectual descendants of John B. Watson-style behaviorists and Edward Bernays propagandists.

    Over 20 years ago some coworkers tried to alert me to long-term social engineering strategies in the media via the book After The Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s at the time I was incredulous to the idea that Hollywood, as degenerate as it was, could engineer the widespread social acceptance of sodomy. I was also woefully ignorant of the history of social engineering in the US. After all, I didn’t have any fear or hatred of homosexuals, I just didn’t believe in the inversion of values contained in their proposition (ie: what was once a vice is now a virtue)

    According to the Wiki bio of After The Ball co-author Marshall Kirk:

    In 1987 Kirk partnered with Hunter Madsen (writing under the pen-name “Erastes Pill”) to write an essay, The Overhauling of Straight America,[1] which was published in Guide Magazine. They argued that gays must portray themselves in a positive way to straight America, and that the main aim of making homosexuality acceptable could be achieved by getting Americans “to think that it is just another thing, with a shrug of their shoulders”. Then “your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won”. The pair developed their argument in the 1989 book “After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the ’90s.” The book outlined a public relations strategy for the LGBT movement. After its publication Kirk appeared in the pages of Newsweek, Time and The Washington Post.

    The book is often critically described by social conservatives as important to the success of the LGBT Movement in the 90’s and as part of an alleged “homosexual agenda”. The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family claim that,

    It is an agenda that they basically set in the late 1980s, in a book called ‘After the Ball,’ where they laid out a six-point plan for how they could transform the beliefs of ordinary Americans with regard to homosexual behavior — in a decade-long time frame…. They admit it privately, but they will not say that publicly. In their private publications, homosexual activists make it very clear that there is an agenda. The six-point agenda that they laid out in 1989 was explicit: Talk about gays and gayness as loudly and as often as possible… Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers… Give homosexual protectors a just cause… Make gays look good… Make the victimizers look bad… Get funds from corporate America.[2]

    While the media is changing the social engineering behind much of it certainly isn’t.

  11. Adobe_Walls
    October 9th, 2015 @ 9:18 am

    Three hundred and sixtyseven channels and nothing’s on.

  12. Sophie Maele
    October 9th, 2015 @ 10:23 am

    The broadcast networks continue to lose market share. So, instead of appealing to a wider base of viewers, they follow their hateful little hearts and create shows about their scummy Leftist heroes. This is actually good news as it may help destroy NBC.

  13. Ilion
    October 9th, 2015 @ 12:16 pm

    Why is it that when wynyns unshackle their inner badass, it just sounds like “Whiiiiinnnne!“?

  14. Ilion
    October 9th, 2015 @ 12:19 pm

    I’ve been (for the most part) TV-free since I left home in 1975. Don’t miss it at all.
    There is a TV in my hotel room (I split time between my house and my hotel room), and I have turned it on. And there is never anything on worth watching.

  15. McGehee
    October 9th, 2015 @ 12:29 pm

    I saw “dramedy” and initially misread it as “dromedary.” That would actually be worth a look.

  16. Prime Director
    October 9th, 2015 @ 1:08 pm

    Pink floyd nobody home?

  17. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 1:10 pm

    You’re probably correct, and I also suspect that the progressive establishment simultaneously owes her for “the struggle” and wants to keep her in the public eye.

    After all, as their Presidential campaign shows, they have an extraordinarily shallow bench. It’s long past time for them to have been grooming possible national candidates but the Clinton dominance of the party coupled with the Clinton/Obama feud has desolated the Democrat’s landscape.

  18. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 1:13 pm

    Is there anybody… out there?

  19. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 1:16 pm

    They can’t see outside their bubble, let alone imagine that anybody worth reaching is out there. So yes, their myopia and bigotry should eventually drive them out of business.

    But then they’ll just blame Bush and the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

  20. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 1:18 pm

    And in the season finale her boss will undergo gender reassignment, have a gay marriage, adopt a cute Asian baby, and start a self help website to empower women!

    Ratings gold, baby!

  21. Prime Director
    October 9th, 2015 @ 1:21 pm

    Two lost souls
    Swimmin in a fishbowl

  22. Bob Belvedere
    October 9th, 2015 @ 1:23 pm

    We rightly complain about the pervasive Leftist bias in shows and films being made in Hollywood, but there are some encouraging trends. I’ve noticed a few more, shall we say, conservative-friendly works being produced then have been in the past.

    A few examples:

    The Last Ship is Patriotic as Hell. It celebrates the men and women of the U.S. Navy and is not afraid to be unabashedly pro-American.

    Strike Back portrays a world where the bad guys are Muslims, Communists, and Fascists, who are aided in their efforts by the Quislings of Western Governments. Battling them is Section 20, a Special Forces Unit of Great Britain that contains an American presence. It is not comic-book-like, but pretty damn realistic.

    True Detective Season 1: The ultimate message is that Life has meaning, that Nihilism is a Soul-destroyer, that the possession of a basic Moral Sense is needed to survive.

    Father Brown is pro-Catholic theology.

    Those are just a few of the not many, but I’m seeing a gradual increase in these kind of productions every year.

  23. Prime Director
    October 9th, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

    TV is for boxing, UFC and Rick & Morty (wubbalubbadubdub!)

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  25. Adobe_Walls
    October 9th, 2015 @ 1:50 pm

    Paraphrasing Bruce Springsteen.

  26. Prime Director
    October 9th, 2015 @ 2:42 pm

    Pete Seger’s acolyte?


    Waitaminute, Roger Waters is a dickhead, too



  27. The original Mr. X
    October 9th, 2015 @ 4:42 pm

    Are you sure that’s not just because slightly depressed people go channel-surfing in the hopes of finding a happy show?

  28. The original Mr. X
    October 9th, 2015 @ 4:42 pm

    “Ugh, nine thousand channels and only 187 of them have anything good on!” (Futurama)

  29. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 7:35 pm

    That’s the sound of powerful Grievance Turbines spinning up.

  30. Daniel Freeman
    October 9th, 2015 @ 9:01 pm

    That is also possible, but so many people (including myself) have found that Netflix lets us watch less and enjoy it more that I think it’s actually causal.

  31. Quartermaster
    October 9th, 2015 @ 9:27 pm

    That all they have to offer is less effective than snake oil doesn’t help a bit.

  32. Ilion
    October 12th, 2015 @ 6:53 am