“What A” Rush Limbaugh on Family Guy
Rush Limbaugh guest-starred in one of the worst Family Guys ever last night. Normally, the show is unapologetically liberal. I guess Seth MacFarlane somehow felt obligated to give the extremist hate-fringe of the Republican party a chance to whitewash itself last night (because it’s not white enough).
For some reason, it takes over a year to produce one episode of Family Guy. That doesn’t make sense. It’s obviously done on a computer. The conservatives over at South Park can animate an entire episode in less than a week. I guess whether it’s George W Bush’s failed foreign policy (“Saudi terrorists just attacked America! Let’s invade Iraq!”) or an episode bashing Al Gore (“ManBearPig”), conservatives can make a turd in under a week. It takes liberals an entire year to produce something worthless (last night’s Family Guy or Obamacare).
Even if you take extra long to polish it, a turd is still a turd.
In the episode, liberal Brian suddenly, and with no explanation at all, becomes a dittohead. Rush had asked Brian if he had ever read anything that he had ever written. Brian says that he heard what other people thought of Rush, and that’s good enough for him.
That’s ridiculous. I’m sure there are some liberals who are too stupid to do their own thinking (there are millions of conservatives like this, so there are bound to be at least a few comparable liberals), but Brian isn’t one of them. Furthermore, you don’t have to read any of Limbaugh’s books to know the guy is telling lies and promoting selfish and hateful ideas. We’ve all heard this guy on the radio. We all know what his positions are.
Seth MacFarlane doesn’t respect his characters. He has a history of changing them arbitrarily. Stewie used to be an evil genius bent on world domination. Now he’s just a gay toddler. On last night’s American Dad, we discovered that Francine is an airhead. Funny (no, actually, it isn’t), she seemed pretty smart in the past.
I’m not the only one upset about the garbage Seth MacFarlane is foisting upon us. So is Bill Johnson of the American Decency Association! Yay! I haven’t featured one of his rants in quite a while! We’re overdue for a good BJ (rant, that is).
In an article titled “Strange Bedfellows”, BJ says:
The “edgy humor” of Family Guy and its sister show American Dad has crossed the line of decency time and time again. Some of the topics have been “Terri Schiavo: The Musical”, making fun of Sarah Palin’s Downs Syndrome child, a man pleasuring a horse, a teenage boy watching strippers via webcam, etc.
I know. That’s why I watch it.
Limbaugh says he came out “looking like a champ on this thing”…
Which is exactly the problem. Not all ideas have equal merit. Not all are respectable. The hatred that Limbaugh and his ilk promote should not be legitimized and glamorized. It needs to be marginalized.
There are some good conservative thinkers out there. There are some Republicans with good ideas. Feature them. Let the good conservative ideas have a little air time.
While Rush certainly is not always a paragon of virtue, or even a staunch defender of all social issues important to the family…
Meaning what? He’s not extreme enough?
…those of us in the conservative movement expect more. Family Guy regularly and seemingly with malice trashes the values and beliefs of millions – blaspheming Christ,…
What? Blasphemy is a crime now? What is this, the 12th century? (Not yet, but the fundies are working on it.)
Actually, what degrades women is the fundies’ insistence that they fill their “traditional” role of wife, mother, and maid and leave the careers to the men.
…exposing viewers (of which many are youth) to vile sexual verbiage and innuendo.
The show is rated TV-14, and every TV has a V-chip. So instead of parental responsibility, BJ wants the government to raise our children for us.
So while MacFarlane is throwing a bone to the conservatives…
Uhh… BJ… I don’t think Rush would appreciate your choice of words.
…Rush is jumping to catch it.
BJ, I definitely don’t think Rush wants to catch your bone.