These days, so much of what passes for entertainment is really just leftwing propaganda. In a recent installment of the TV musical comedy, “Glee,” an acute piece of propaganda was offered under the guise of satire. In the episode, Kathy Griffin guest stars as an amalgamated version of Christine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin. Her character is one of several judges that are discussing which musical act should win a glee club competition. She is introduced as Tammy Jean Albertson: Twitterer and former Tea Party Candidate. Each line of her dialogue advances a leftist propaganda myth.
Griffin: “Before we start, I would like to say, ‘I am not a witch,’ but, um, I think it’s fair to ask if we have written proof that these kids were born in the United States of America.”
A judge suggests voting for an act where two boys sing a duet:
Griffin: “Oh, boys shouldn’t do a duet. The last thing we need to do is send a message to children that ‘gay is o.k.’ It is not a legitimate lifestyle, and last time I checked, it’s not in the Constitution.”
A judge suggests voting for an act where the song’s topic was Jesus:
Griffin: “Well that should win!” (To protests)
To the suggestion of voting for the “Glee” cast’s act:
Griffin: “Those songs were terrible. I’m sorry, but I am a politician, and when I lost my last election, and there will be a recount, I didn’t go around singing about being a loser. I twittered that Obama is a terrorist. (To protests) I had to; it’s a fact.”
In this whole exchange, very little reflects the truth about the Tea Party. References to twitter and the “I am not a witch” statement were made in order to establish a parallel between Griffin’s character, Sarah Palin, and Christine O’Donnell, but the rest is pure distortion, yet, as is usually the case, when the Left accuses the Right of base tactics or character traits, it is the Left that are often guilty of those very same behaviors.
For instance, Griffin plays the part of a narrow-minded bigot chosen to preside over a contest. Griffin’s character uses her position as a judge to influence the outcome of competition based upon her intolerant views. This bully pulpit scenario has a real-life parallel. In the 2009 Miss USA pageant, judge Perez Hilton asked Miss California, Carrie Prejean, the following question:
“Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?”
When the first runner up, Prejean, said that she was against same-sex marriage, the subsequent fallout was anything but tolerant. In a video made directly after the pageant, a hate filled Hilton posted a video on YouTube stating:
“She gave the worst answer in pageant history. She lost not because she doesn’t believe in gay marriage. Miss California lost because she’s a dumb bitch.”
The next day Hilton told ABC News:
“Her answer alienated millions of gay and lesbian Americans, their families and their supporters. She lost it because of that question. She was definitely the front-runner before that.”
“I don’t apologize. Over the course of the past 24 hours, the more I’ve thought about it, the more – you know what? – No, I’m going to stand by what I said just like she’s standing by what she said. And I called her the ‘b’ word, and hey, I was thinking the ‘c’ word.”
Once again, what is supposed to be entertainment becomes propaganda. This real-life scenario and the scenario depicted in “Glee” are almost identical except that the political ideologies of the players are reversed, and let us not forget that, while “Glee” is fictional, the Miss USA show trial was factual. Incidentally, in the 2010 Miss USA pageant, the first runner up from Oklahoma missed the crown due to a similar agenda driven question.
Too often, the way conservatives are portrayed in the media is more a reflection of leftist traits than conservative behavior. If conservatives are as contemptible as the Left posits, an honest portrayal of them should be enough to demonstrate their negative impulses, yet much of how they are depicted in the media is exaggeration, amalgamation, and falsehood. As the culture war becomes more acute, pointing out the hypocrisy of the Left is becoming increasingly effortless and redundant, and with propagandist entertainment such as “Glee” and the Miss USA pageant, it is becoming clear that real-life bigotry, intolerance, and bullying is predominately exhibited on the Left.