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CONSERVATIVES CONDEMN FOX’S BONES EPISODE

October 16, 2014 by · 3 Comments 

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox may harbor the conservative Fox News Channel, but its Fox Television Network often broadcasts programs that outrage viewers of the cable news channel. The Simpsons, for example, has for years taken shots at conservative positions. The conservative Parents Television Council flooded the FCC with complaints following Fox’s live broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards shows in 2002 and 2003 that included so-called fleeting expletives uttered by Cher and Nicole Richie. And now the conservative Breitbart.com has condemned the Fox drama Bones, which last week featured an episode about the murder of a radio talk-show host. The episode, wrote columnist Warner Todd Huston "threw just about every hateful slur imaginable at conservative radio hosts and their fans." They are described in the episode as "haters, radicals, racists, idiots, anti-science, ill-educated, sexual perverts, would-be terrorists, liars, money grubbers, charlatans… in short, there isn’t a single redeeming thing about conservatives in the Bones universe." A website called BanLiberals.com called the Bones episode "liberal loon propaganda [that] belongs in a toilet bowl being flushed to a place where it can’t do anyone any harm." And writing in the trade publication Talkers, which covers talk radio, H&H Communications President Al Herskovitz wrote that rarely has "AM talk radio and its conservative hosts [been] the target of such violence. … I have never seen anything quite like this on a network television dramatic series."