November 24, 2005, - 10:03 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss. Don’t Get Fooled Again.
Well, as we predicted, the “new,” Koppel-less “Nightline” is the same old boring, leftist “Nightline.” Don’t get fooled into thinking it’s real, objective journalism.
On last night’s edition, the ABC News show attacked Norman Rockwell’s “Thanksgiving.” The painting that most Americans, who don’t work in the mainstream media, can identify with as capturing the real spirit of Thanksgiving, was attacked by the consistently less relevant “Nightliners.”
The painting is too White, they said. Not “multi-cultural” enough. No minorities or gays, metro-girlie-man ad exec and CNBC host Donnie Deutch protested to “Nightline.” (He makes gay ads for IKEA and ethno-centric ads where straight White males don’t exist.) “No longer relevant,” he proclaimed.
Then, the show pulled out an old, angry New York Times editorial decrying the fact that the painting portrays a happy and joyous Thanksgiving. This was “unhealthy” and “dangerous,” the Times declared, because after all, most Thanksgivings are angry, dysfunctional affair–or at least, that’s what the Times AND “Nightline” seem to want. Just because Maureen Dowd’s Thanksgiving is miserable, does that mean ours has to be?
Happy Thanksgiving, Norman Rockwell-style! And bring us the holiday cheer of a “Nightline” cancellation. America loves Norman Rockwell AND Thanksgiving. Anyone who doesn’t–including ABC News and “Nightline” curmudgeons–is simply unAmerican.
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