Wednesday, October 19, 2005

ABC's Boston Liberal, er Legal

I like Boston Legal because I can usually ignore the liberal BS that you hear on network television prime-time shows (and on network news), but last night's episode of Boston Legal takes the cake.

First of all, the only purported conservative character on the show (Denny Crane, played by William Shatner) has Alzheimer’s disease and is regularly shown to be a lovable idiot--with an emphasis on idiot. Last night, though, Denny's idiocy reached new heights with Denny literally fishing in a city sewer; wearing an eighteenth century minuteman uniform during closing arguments in a court room while his liberal colleagues buried their heads in embarrassment every time he defended the right to bear arms; and with Denny copying a colleague's closing arguments in a completely unrelated case because he didn't think he'd be able to write or remember his own.

Second, the only law enforcement officer portrayed in the episode was ridiculed on the witness stand for not thoroughly investigating a murder and not telling the “whole truth.”

But, the kicker had to be the reverend-lawyer who represented the husband of a Crane, Poole & Schmidt (the fictitious law firm) lawyer in a divorce case. Of course the reverend had to be portrayed as a sexual deviant who threatened to expose another CPS lawyer for unethical tactics in the divorce case unless she let the reverend smell her panties.

All of this is amusing, but is the left so bereft of comedic ideas that it can only resort to making fun of conservatives and the institutions that conservatives think important? Couldn’t the Alzheimer’s patient have been a liberal? Couldn’t the panty-sniffer have been a Democrat politician (or is reality stranger than fiction in this instance)? Those portrayals would be “different” and “cutting edge,” which Hollywood usually values.

It is easy to ignore liberal sermons when you so often expect them from the networks, so I have been able to ignore Boston Liberal’s proselytizing on everything from gun control, judicial nominees, and homosexual lifestyles. Also, it seems to me that the proselytizing has gotten worse since Candace Bergen joined the cast. I just hope they provide a little more balance before I lose interest.


At October 23, 2005 2:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey CT,

This liberal media conspiracy you have cooked up fits together with the Redskins Nation referee conspiracy.

Conservatives=Power Victims


At October 30, 2005 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooked up?

The episode referenced happened to be the first I saw of that show. It will also be the last.

That episode, which dealt primarily with gun control, was the most nimble minded, juvenile attempt at brainwashing of the masses which I have ever witnessed.

CT's choice of the word "proselytizing" couldn't have been more perfect.

Hmmmm... a group of people poking fun at a 2nd group of people, but only behind their back. Never to their face?
School yard tactics. Cowardice. Far from funny. Pitiful.


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