The Good Wife and how Liberal Cultural Propaganda works

by Datechguy | December 1st, 2012

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The Good Wife and how Liberal Cultural Propaganda works

One of the func­tions of the lib­eral con­trol in Hol­ly­wood the to pass on the lib­eral mind­set hid­den within drama. It’s done with some sub­tlety, to make sure it is not too obvi­ous, but like Joe Mor­gan and the pitchout one you know the signs you spot it every time.

Last Sunday’s episode of the The Good Wife is no excep­tion. The pri­mary sto­ry­line of this weeks was a case of a spousal shield in a fed­eral court. You have two execs who are accused of defraud­ing the IRS, After an objec­tion a gov wire­tap of the CEO’s con­ver­sa­tion with his wife is dis­al­lowed under spousal priv­i­lege, a sec­ond wire­tap of the CFO’s con­ver­sa­tion with his gay spouse causes a dis­pute because of DOMA.

And of course this is the week when the pro­tag­o­nist, lawyer Ali­cia Florick Gay brother hap­pens to show up say­ing how proud he is that she is fight­ing this.

A well-​known Supreme Court Lawyer Jeremy Bres­low (Played by Bruce McGill) want­ing to over­turn The Defense of Mar­riage Act vol­un­teers to join the defense as it is con­sid­ered an excel­lent chance for over­turn the law. This leads to an inter­est­ing exchange where Judge Clau­dia Friend (Cheers’ Bebe Neuwirth) and both sides argue the “valid­ity” of both the law and of the gay couple’s marriage.

There is a sequence where Bres­low brings in a for­mer Attny Gen­eral to tes­tify about the cur­rent administration’s opin­ion of DOMA. The Fmr Att Gen­eral states the Admin­is­tra­tion con­sid­ers the law uncon­sti­tu­tional and there­fore it should not be enforced.

The Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tor (played by Brian Den­nehy) then comes back with a litany of ben­e­fits that the fed­eral gov­ern­ment doesn’t allow show­ing the gov­ern­ment enforces the law when it comes to money.

The judge see­ing this asks for evi­dence as to the “mar­riage” of the gay couple.

This is a clever moment, by list­ing the ben­e­fits “not allowed” it paints a pic­ture of an evil gov­ern­ment deny­ing equal pro­tec­tion to peo­ple because of sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion rather than a group of peo­ple redefin­ing an insti­tu­tion for their own nar­cis­sism. It allows the show to attack the law in the guise of defend­ing it.

In the end after dur­ing tes­ti­mony over fidelity and “Free Fri­days” the judge (Bebe Neuwirth) rules that DOMA is the law of the land and the wire­taps can be played. Of course con­sid­er­ing her argu­ment the entire sequence ask­ing for evi­dence is mean­ing­less, but the point was to argue the unfair­ness of DOMA to the view­ing audi­ence not to make a real­is­tic court drama.

So the point is made Vio­lins play and the audi­ence is shown just how HOR­RI­BLE DOMA is. The lib­eral writ­ers had done their work.

And that is what we are fight­ing against 100 times a week on Net­work TV.

How would this work if things were dif­fer­ent? How would this pay out if it had been writ­ten by a con­ser­v­a­tive? Well that’s my next post…

Update: How a con­ser­v­a­tive would have writ­ten it

Update 2: Removed the words “on a reg­u­lar basis” from the 3rd to last sentence.

One of the functions of the liberal control in Hollywood the to pass on the liberal mindset hidden within drama. It’s done with some subtlety, to make sure it is not too obvious, but like Joe Morgan and the pitchout one you know the signs you spot it every time.

Last Sunday’s  episode of the The Good Wife is no exception. The primary storyline of this weeks was a case of a spousal shield in a federal court. You have two execs who are accused of defrauding the IRS, After an objection a gov wiretap of the CEO’s conversation with his wife is disallowed under spousal privilege, a second wiretap of the CFO’s conversation with his gay spouse causes a dispute because of DOMA.

And of course this is the week when the protagonist, lawyer Alicia Florick Gay brother happens to show up saying how proud he is that she is fighting this.

A well-known Supreme Court Lawyer Jeremy Breslow (Played by Bruce McGill) wanting to overturn The Defense of Marriage Act volunteers to join the defense as it is considered an excellent chance for overturn the law. This leads to an interesting exchange where Judge Claudia Friend (Cheers’ Bebe Neuwirth) and both sides argue the “validity” of both the law and of the gay couple’s marriage.

There is a sequence where Breslow brings in a former Attny General to testify about the current administration’s opinion of DOMA. The Fmr Att General states the Administration considers the law unconstitutional and therefore it should not be enforced.

The Federal prosecutor (played by Brian Dennehy) then comes back with a litany of benefits that the federal government doesn’t allow showing the government enforces the law when it comes to money.

The judge seeing this asks for evidence as to the “marriage” of the gay couple.

This is a clever moment, by listing the benefits “not allowed” it paints a picture of an evil government denying equal protection to people because of sexual orientation rather than a group of people redefining an institution for their own narcissism. It allows the show to attack the law in the guise of defending it.

In the end after during testimony over fidelity and “Free Fridays” the judge (Bebe Neuwirth) rules that DOMA is the law of the land and the wiretaps can be played.  Of course considering her argument the entire sequence asking for evidence is meaningless, but the point was to argue the unfairness of DOMA  to the viewing audience not to make a realistic court drama.

So the point is made Violins play and the audience is shown just how HORRIBLE DOMA is. The liberal writers had done their work.

And that is what we are fighting against 100 times a week on Network TV.

How would this work if things were different? How would this pay out if it had been written by a conservative?   Well that’s my next post…

 

Update:  How a conservative would have written it

Update 2: Removed the words “on a regular basis” from the 3rd to last sentence.

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