Honestly, I love my local ABC affiliate but ABC causes me to have really, really unpleasant thoughts. Really unpleasant. More than 12 minutes before this tweet, Aljazeera reported that a massive explosion and gunfire were heard in Syria. People are dying and the American press isn’t fiddling, it’s talking about the bloody Oscars and paper airplanes! Mein Gott!
She will be seen as such if advocates of gay marriage don’t denounce her for her outrageous and despicable hate speech.
ABC’s The View honored Roseanne Barr with a guest-host spot on July 19, which shows they probably aren’t in the habit of evaluating her sanity based on her Twitter rants. Take her wishing cancer on Chick-Fil-A fans this morning: “anyone who eats S–t Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ”. This came after she told the restaurant chain to suck an appendage she doesn’t have.
Isn’t it FASCINATING that this hasn’t received any media coverage at all? I hadn’t heard of it till today when Joe Zias mentioned it. What this shows, irrefutably, is that if Christians say something it’s pounced on as hate speech and homophobia but if high profile Hollywood people insult Christianity and vocalize a death wish on those who eat at a restaurant, not only is it NOT denounced by gay advocates, their silence is actually agreement!
- Hate Tweet: Roseanne Barr Wishes Cancer on Chick-Fil-A Customers (newsbusters.org)
- Barr: Chick-fil-A customers deserve cancer (politico.com)
- ABC Praised Free Speech of ‘Spirited’ Dixie Chicks, Slams Chick-Fil-A for ‘Firestorm’ (newsbusters.org)
You’d think nothing in the world happened over the weekend except the death of one singer. GMA spent 16 minutes- their opening 16 minutes, on Houston. And this in spite of the unfolding crisis in Greece, the ongoing murder of Syrians, and other world events.
Celebrity-worship, thy name is ABC ‘News’.
Ted Haggard. And what do you get when you mix Ted Haggard with a quest for publicity? Ted Haggard on ABC’s ‘Wife Swap’.
[Haggard] has agreed to star in the new, celebrity version of ABC’s reality-TV series “Wife Swap.” He’s going to swap wives with Gary Busey. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up. ABC confirmed Haggard had been cast in the celebrity version of its long-running “Wife Swap” show in which people, well, swap wives, but only for a relatively short period of time. Tension and hilarity ensue, some tears are shed, and a good time is had by all.
And what’s it all mean? It means that Ted isn’t just willing to buy meth and male escorts, he’s also willing to sell himself for fame. He’s a publicity whore and ABC is pimping him out to a leering public happy to watch the trainwreck in action.
So all Haggard’s talk of repentance and restoration are as big a lie as his claimed heterosexuality. Were he truly repentant humility would manifest itself and the LAST thing he would do would be to cash in on his fame for being a disgrace.
But he is a disgrace. And that, at the end of the day, is exactly what you get when you combing meth and mega-church and homosexuality.
- Ted Haggard will swap wives with Gary Busey on reality show (washingtonpost.com)
Katie Couric that is. She’s precisely the reason I refused to watch CBS news. And now she’s going to ABC???? Why??? To make the network completely dreadful? As though all it’s silly Disney-driven morning program and pimping of their latest ‘studio made singer’ wasn’t bad enough now they want to foist the worst tv journalist on the planet (including those at Fox, yes) on viewers???
Months of speculation about the comings and goings of one of America’s most recognizable faces in journalism is over: Katie Couric is returning to ABC, the network where she got her start as a desk assistant more than three decades ago. Couric is making the jump from nightly news to syndicated television: She’ll host a syndicated daytime talk show that will debut next year, according to a statement released by Disney/ABC Monday.
I shall not be watching. Ever. Even if she managed to dig up Zwingli’s burnt and scattered bones and reassemble them and feature him on a special one day. [Ok I actually might watch if she did that, but otherwise, no way].
Bad move ABC. She’s horrible. I’d prefer to read a post by a pentebabbling Todd Bentley serving Peter Kirk. Or Rod ‘It’s Because I’m Black, Isn’t it?’ of Alexandria. Or even Near ‘Because we STILL Can’t Find the Place’ Emmaus (!)
- Katie Couric Signs Deal With ABC for Daytime Talk Show (aoltv.com)
- Katie Couric Moves to ABC to Host New Talk Show (mashable.com)
- Katie Couric Move To ABC Expected To Be Announced Today (mediaite.com)
What’s with the despicable TV show you’re considering?
An ABC pilot called “Good Christian Bitches” has religious and women’s groups up in arms over what they describe as an extremely offensive and distasteful show title. The dramedy, based on Kim Gatlin’s novel of the same name, will be brought to life by famed “Sex and the City” and “90210” executive producer Darren Star. The plot centers on the life of reformed “mean girl” Amanda, played by “Talladega Nights” actress Leslie Bibb, who returns to her hometown of Dallas to find herself fodder for malicious gossip from the women in the Christian community. Still in the early stages, the pilot has not been guaranteed a spot on ABC’s lineup. And though the show’s title may change before it goes to broadcast, “Good Christian Bitches” is already causing uproar.
What vile stupidity. I’m going to make sure that my local affiliate knows of my displeasure. If the network decides to air it I won’t be watching and I will advise others to let ABC know that they won’t either, or patronizing the sponsors of the ‘show’.