Freeform’s Left-Leaning ‘The Bold Type’ Introduces Black, Male, Conservative Character

August 23rd, 2017 12:27 AM

Perhaps the writers at Freeform's The Bold Type have been reading the many stories posted here on Newsbusters about their extreme leftist slant and inappropriate material for teens and are feeling guilty for their typical liberal Hollywood ways. Because Tuesday, August 22’s episode, “The End of the Beginning” took a shocking turn for the better by introducing a likeable, black, male conservative character. Well, the likeable part lasted for about five seconds.

The Bold Type is based on Cosmopolitan magazine and mainly centers around the lives of three young women, Jane (Katie Stevens), Kat (Aisha Dee), and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) who all work together at Scarlet magazine and share a strong friendship at home and at work.

The girls decide to try a new group dating app, and as they dine with the three men the app pairs them with, Jane’s date, who is black, utters words one would never expect to come from the seemingly far-left writers of the show, especially when writing for a black character:



Walt: I mean the whole Russia thing’s like a liberal smokescreen.

Jane: I think it’s just…

Walt: I know what you’re gonna say.

Jane: I don’t…

Walt: I know what you’re gonna say.

Jane: No, I don’t think you know what I’m gonna say.

Of course, he’s pushy, rude and off-putting, so Jane decides that she won’t be going on anymore dates with him again. Despite him generously buying everyone a round of drinks, she would prefer a date who would allow her to talk, and rightly so. Kat later describes Walt as “the loveable but pretentious prick.”

But this is progress, my friends! Baby steps!

Come on, writers at The Bold Type! We know you can do better than that! Please give us a likeable, conservative hero or heroine who isn’t a “prick” and that everyone loves and gets along with.

Surely that’s not too much to ask, right?