This is an entirely new subject I added while restarting this series and so much needs to be said. Since this is about television, I can thankfully limit my complaints somewhat. What I have to say may make this the most controversial post in the series to date.
Now, before we begin, I’m not necessarily saying that stars shouldn’t be involved in politics or disputes. On one hand, I don’t have much of a problem with opinionated stars when I agree with them — or they’re generally right. I also don’t have a problem with someone who is very thoughtful in their response, even if I disagree with their opinion. What I do have a problem with is when that person is clearly wrong, misinformed, acts like a bully, and inserts themselves in other people’s fights.
There should be rules where news outlets, shows, and entire networks are concerned. While shows in particular can have an overriding message, it takes away from it when the writers take sides politically and in regards to personal beefs. This is doubly true for news outlets and networks, which work best when they are more or less neutral.
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