So Barack Obama declared he's all for "gay marriage." Really, was anyone surprised? Did anyone doubt it? Still, it's official, and Obama is now the rental property of Hollywood. Obama's doing all sorts of fundraisers with Hollywood and Manhattan millionaires and billionaires to get re-elected, the latest at George Clooney's mansion. One of every 6 of his "bundlers" is openly homosexual.
At the start of this drama, Vice President Joe Biden openly declared (accidentally or not) he was entirely comfortable with men marrying men and women marrying women and credited Hollywood. "When things really began to change is when the social culture changes," Biden syntax-garbled on NBC's "Meet the Press."
He added, with a nod toward NBC, "I think 'Will and Grace' probably did more to educate the American public than almost anybody's ever done so far. People fear that which is different. Now they're beginning to understand."
So let's get this straight. Network executives and TV critics and their public-policy defenders have insisted for decades that raunchy TV shows have zero effect on the audience (including young children) and that complainers are paranoid to accuse the networks of promoting a social or sexual agenda. Then, when the president "evolves" to support "gay marriage," the politicians send thank you cards to Tinseltown for "opening the minds" of the masses.
What does he think NBC is? "Masterpiece Theatre"? They began airing "Will and Grace" in 1998 at 9:30 p.m., then moved it into the family hour. These excerpts are examples of the kind of sexual raunch they promoted as comedy and which our vice president presumably considered "educational" for families.
-- The most outrageously gay character Jack announced he needed "a new pair of shoes, preferably with a six-foot, gorgeous hunk of man in them." Later, he took Will and Grace's dog for a walk in the park, where he said the dog "checked out butts and I checked out butts."
-- Jack joked: "I get a little funny in the tummy around the Washington Monument."
-- Jack said he and a boyfriend had agreed to attend the Greenwich Village Halloween parade. "We had a whole Biblical thing planned," Jack explained to Will. "We were gonna go as Adam and Steve." Later, as Jack left for the parade, Will lectured, "Don't put anything in your mouth that isn't wrapped."