Originally posted by rageous
Perhaps you need to settle down for a second and stop over-generalizing eveything. Trumpt did not say the entire SBVFT controversy is satire. Just the purple heart band-aids. And those band-aids hardly got "massive exposure."
Second, the movie was not kept off the air. It was moved off of CBS, yes, but Showtime is not "off the air."
I don't see any sort of double standard as far as the band-aidgate and The Reagansgate goes. Totally different things. I think if this whole band-aid idea had been made public before the RNC, like the issues with The Reagans miniseries were, the public would have clearly stated the fact that this idea was in very poor taste, and I have no doubt the idea would have been scrapped.
Of course, I'm sure I'm just some Republicrat lackey spouting the talking points, so please immediately dismiss anything I have said before considering it.
No thanks, I'll read your post, consider it, and then dismiss it, cause it's stupid.
What it is it with you wingnut apologists and your obsession with matching every lapse of the Republican party with what you imagine to be an equal an opposite behavior among Democrats? Can't you defend your party's bullshit with anything better than "I know you are, but what am I?"
Trying to justify demeaning the Purple Heart for partisan slur by pointing to a made for TV movie that was pulled from CBS's schedule due to Republican outcry (and think a minute, when was the last time a movie got pulled because a political party objected?), and which was insulting to Reagan only by some wingnut lights (presumably because it didn't do as good a job as portraying The Great Man as an infallible hero as, say, a certain made for TV movie about Bush and 9/11 which simply made shit up to portray him as far more resolute than he was, in fact) is just crap.
Your "--gate" formulation gives the game away. It's the deliberate use of leveling term of approbation in an attempt to force equivalency.
But in fact, there was never any "reagangate", just some right wing movers and shakers making sure that their hero didn't get portrayed as anything less than a god on broadcast TV. The only scandal was that CBS caved in to naked political thuggery.
And you want to offer this sorry episode as the balancing corrective to mocking the Purple Heart.
Why even take all that trouble? If you're going to be bone stupid about it, why not just go with a blanket "people say mean things about conservatives all the time so nothing the Republican party can ever do is without its equivalent opposite number".
Republicans in Florida illegally disenfranchising black voters? "People say mean things about conservatives, so there". Bush running the dirtiest campaign in American history? "So? Liberals don't like the president".
See? It's much easier than trying to make absurd connections between demonstrably different kinds of events, and makes every bit as much sense.