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Friday, September 12, 2008

TV RIDES THE RED-BLUE DIVIDE

My plan was to write a scathing, demeaning commentary on Brian Lowry's latest column. In which he quoted me out of context and labeled me the "inane broadside from the left". But after re-reading it a few times I have to admit, it's a smart article and pretty insightful. And if I get really honest -- his parenthetical assessment of a TV creator is pretty accurate. When you work your ass off on a project for over two years, put your heart, mind and creative guts on the line, you have NO perspective. The premier of a show is a one time shot. It's the hour you spend 90% of your advertising budget on, your talent does countless hours of interviews and press tours, the network endlessly finesses the right time and day, and you can NEVER get that 60 minutes back. I was quoting my wife's emotional response about how many people watched Sarah Palin the night SOA premiered. She said she felt like "we were 9-11'd". Meaning that people watched the RNC like disaster coverage. She was right, they did. And for the record, I don't think the other 240 million people who didn't watch my show were part of a right wing conspiracy to undermine my success. But I do stand behind my political assessment of Sarah I'm the what? Palin. McCain-Palin is a lazy ticket, playing to the dumbest common denominator. And if TV trends are any indication of the political acumen of this country, McCain will probably be our next lazy, dumb president. Anyway, it's a smart read. I'll get you next time Mr. Lowry...

3 comments:

Outsider said...

My new Bumper Sticker....
"Mccain-Palin:The Bridge to Nowhere"

If Alaska has alot of Palins I'm inclined to
help them in their Quest to Secede

Go Big Blue!!!....Red Go Fish!!!
Like I always Say ...Annex Canada and
Give Texas Back to Mexico...They'll Know
What to Do with 'em....maybe that's harsh
considering Ike...but there were plenty of
Bible thumpers blaming Louisiana for being
Sodom and Gomorrah during Katrina sayin' it was Gawd's Will ....and there are Plenty of B Thumpers that always say SF deserves an earthquake as a message from God over our Liberalism....Anyway...Piss off the Red and they'll watch you with a vengeance...
It's good for Ratings

Do 48 percent of America Really believe it would
be a smart choice to have Mccain or Palin in control of the 'Nucular' football?....If so please let me know where the exits are cause their America is starting to look like a great white concert....I don't want to be stuck in the brick house with a shit house rat and a pitiable pit bull in lipstick

(the nuclear football is a myth anyway...since if the mainland is destroyed it's obvious that the submarine forces have a certain amount of autonomy, without a chief executive's authorization, to return fire in
a mutually assured destruction scenario)

Lisbett18 said...

Hi. I looked at the first two episode of SOA and very liked!!! Congratulate!And I love Katey. She's the best!!!

Jake said...

saw this on a sticker...

Attn: Sarah Palin
Jesus Christ was a community organizer
Pontious Pilate was a governor

ah, politics...