This post was Updated on 9/23/2013 at 11:37am
Here we go again… another attack waged by Brent Bozell, advocating moral equivalency in the entertainment world. This time he was blaming the lack of morals on every possible individual or entity that condemned the gun lobby following the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary last December.
In a September 20 column, the NewsBusters publisher declares “Newtown Amnesia in Hollywood” in the headline, wondering why “the Left” is “curiously silent as Rupert Murdoch’s cable network FX milks a fictional Catholic school shooting for commercial gain.“
He then begins his tirade against a popular sitcom, which as Bozell mentions is shown on the cable channel, FX, and lashes out at the creator, Kurt Sutter, for airing ONE episode showing violent imagery that could be sensitive to some viewers:
The September 10 premiere of the violent motorcycle-gang drama “Sons of Anarchy” featured the school shooting, as well as two rapes and a man drowning in a bathtub of urine.Then the show’s creator Kurt Sutter made a complete fool of himself, claiming “We didn’t do it for shock.”
Clearly, this man thinks everyone he meets is an idiot, or a mouth-breathing fan of the show, or both. Sutter touted that the ratings were epic – 5.9 million viewers, and 8 million once “encore episodes” were counted. That’s a record for his show, if not exactly the record numbers recently scored by A&E’s “Duck Dynasty.”