Sunday April 18, 2010 11:26 am
Jane Lynch Cracks a Joke, Right-Wing Bloggers Freak Out
Look out, Glee fans (and leftists), the extreme right wing media is having a shitfit.
The LA Times is bringing attention to a conservative website called Newsbusters, which recently went off after the new episode of Glee premiered. Here’s a quote: “Glee is millions of dollars of sound and fury aimed squarely at your children.” And the cast members are going to come into your home and frighten your pets, too!
According to the LA Times, Newbusters has previously attacked Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who “tried to normalize teen homosexuality” through the show. Now, the light-hearted singing show about teen and adult angst is being labeled as “part of Hollywood’s leftist propaganda machine.”
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The cause for all this political concern? Jane Lynch, while wearing her cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester hat, took a dig at former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in one of her classic one-liners. I heard the joke and cracked up. Other writers quickly fired up their laptops and went to work at widening the divide in this country.
Now we’re supposed to start thinking that perhaps Glee, which by the way is distributed through the most conservative network in the US, is nothing but mind-washing political machine whose only true purpose is to fill this country with crazy liberal ideas which will poison the minds of your children.
Here’s the thing: Sarah Palin is funny. In case you haven’t seen SNL in the past two years, NBC thinks she’s funny, too. Sarah Palin jokes are always going to be good, but she’s far from the only politician to become the butt of a joke. Bill Clinton comedy is still frequently trotted out by lefties and righties alike, and why shouldn’t it be?
Every single little thing doesn’t have to be charged with political tension…nor should it be. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, you can watch a TV show without seeing hidden meaning…and it’s always okay to laugh at a funny joke.
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