Welcome to TV’s Worst of the Week, where MRC Culture's on TV Blog recounts the top liberal bias moments in entertainment television for the week of October 10, 2021.
From Our Blog
NBC’s New Amsterdam, now in its fourth season, continues to be as woke as ever, but now they're starting to admit it.
A lot can change in a year. And it seems like no year has brought as much cultural change to America’s TV landscape as the year since African American man George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. In that timeframe, America endured a summer of rioting, the acceleration of cancel culture and attempts to force critical race theory into every aspect of public and even private life.
Another week, another social justice crusade
When it comes to love, sex and social justice, anything goes on NBC’s New Amsterdam.
NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam concocted a plot that slammed both gun owners and critics of the rioting and violence that has broken out at Black Lives Matter protests as racist.
New Amsterdam must be gunning for a GLAAD Media Award nomination with its latest episode: “The Legend of Howie Cournemeyer.”
New Amsterdam’s Medical Director Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) is always on a mission. In the latest episode, "Why Not Yesterday," that aired April 6, the good liberal doctor is suddenly super woke and determined to end “systemic racism” at his hospital.
In order to show Chicago cops in the worst possible light, Showtime’s Shameless made up a rule observed by the police force – "We're here to serve and protect the rich."
In the episode that aired on March 28 titled “DNR”, police are called to assist in an eviction that has turned into a protest.
The police are “just a different kind of unsafe” than violent patients, according to NBC's New Amsterdam. Although that anti-cop line came from nurse Casey Acosta, he was not the only nurse at New Amsterdam Hospital disturbed by the idea of police guarding their ER.
2020 has been a year-long series of grievances, and TV was no exception. Although COVID ended a lot of business, leftist Hollywood has been in full force shoving its agenda down our throats.
After having spent weeks trashing anti-lockdown protests during the coronavirus pandemic as racist and a threat to public health, on Wednesday, the broadcast networks tried to excuse the same COVID concerns amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. In part, journalists argued “the virus of hate may be more dangerous” and that racism was the real pandemic.
It’s no secret that New Amsterdam’s psychiatrist Dr. Iggy Frome is a “bleeding heart liberal.” His left-wing views drive many show plots including one in the Season 2 finale, “A Matter of Seconds.” Focusing on Red Flag laws, the finale subtly promoted gun control by featuring an unsympathetic gun owner whose firearm was taken when his wife petitioned the court, complaining he was dangerous. Dr. Frome is the court-appointed evaluator over an extreme risk protection order (ERPO) against Brendan Philips.
School shootings were one theme of the latest episode of NBC’s New Amsterdam, but with a bit of a twist. Instead of a plotline about a school shooting, it revolved around students traumatized by an active shooter drill at their school. One of the students, Danica, gets referred to New Amsterdam shrink Dr. Iggy Frome. She is so traumatized she never wants to return to the school.
It’s sweeps week for the networks and the February 25 episode of NBC’s New Amsterdam certainly included an unusual storyline. What began as a therapy session for a young couple turned into a case of incest.
NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam had an unusual diagnosis this week in the episode, “Sabbath.” After Dr. Helen Sharpe finds her 13-year-old patient Cephas has four benign tumors growing in his stomach and that the boy has elevated levels of stress hormones, psychiatrist Dr. Iggy Frome determines the tumors were caused by racism. As the surgeon operates and removes the four tumors from Cephas, he warns the tumors could come back and might not be benign next time.
A series of “miraculous” events turned Dr. Max Goodwin from an annoyed skeptic to reluctant seeker in Tuesday night’s New Amsterdam episode, 14 Years, 2 Months, 8 Days. Throughout the episode, the crusading medical director is challenged by unexplainable miracles in the hospital, all happening while an interfaith prayer group called “Prayers for Healing” holds a prayer session in the hospital lobby.
While television networks largely celebrate abortion, it’s worth noting that a celebration of life is taking place, with the annual March for Life on January 24. Whether networks will finally give these peaceful pro-lifers their due in media coverage, after for years neglecting them, remains to be seen. Meanwhile, liberal television networks, from news shows, to actress spokespersons, to television dramas, continue to promote abortion to the public.
So far, Fox’s Empire has been spending its final season criticizing pro-lifers, supporting abortion, and mocking Christians. With only three episodes to go, the series somehow managed to also squeeze in a transgender storyline to boot. I guess there’s always room for a little more liberal pandering.
It turns out network television isn’t done lecturing us on abortion yet. We’ve had series after series come at us with pro-abortion stories, but NBC’s The Blacklist may have brought us the strangest case of them all. Let’s just say if this is where the propaganda is headed, liberals should stick to copying The Handmaid’s Tale.