ABC Surprised by Viewer Reaction
ABC, obviously still green with envy of CBS and their nipple-gate during the Superbowl, had a collective synapse malfunction, but has now apologized. Looking at ABC's pathetic ratings, it's easy to understand why they don't have a clue how to properly capitalize on the success of a hit show. But here's a tip: when the hit show is about slutty housewives fornicating with every warm body in the neighborhood, it might not be a natural tie-in to a show that's been marketed to the "whole family" for over three decades.
Moreover, this brand of crap-ola is what the "values" voters object to from the liberal media companies and Hollywood. Again, "values" is not a code word for abortion or gay marriage. It's not a synonym for the evangelical right's most extreme positions. It's not a issue that Carville can "wedge" or "neutralize" with spot-polling. But multicultural, relative-moralist liberals are too busy equivocating the terrorist's (p.c. correction: freedom fighter's) beheadings of aid workers to the American military's collateral damage. So it's a convenient timesaver to rely on tired cliches and stereotypes to explain away the values gap between the Red states and the Blue states.