April 10, 2015 10:00 pm -


Dan Savage’s pilot is the target of conservative groups who don’t want a gay-oriented show.

The Media Research Center and Family Research Council’s efforts to kill the show (tentatively titled The Real O’Neals) have already begun: According to the Associated Press, “their members have sent more than 21,000 postcards and made more than 4,000 telephone calls” demanding that the network nix the show.

In a letter, the presidents of the two groups, Tony Perkins and Brent Bozell, claimed that while they were kind of “resigned” with the gay-oriented plot of the show — “Where is the market demand for this? You might even resign yourself that this is the way that it is,” Bozell noted — they really only had a problem with Savage, whose persona personally offended them.

“They’re choosing him for his signature, which is religious bigotry and personal offensiveness, not because he’s gay,” Bozell said in the letter. “There are a thousand and one gay people they could have chosen.”

…Savage, for his part, isn’t too worried and called the campaign “misdirected, as the show isn’t by me — I’m not one of the writers — and it isn’t about me.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

7 responses to Right-Wing Groups Try To Kill Gay-Themed TV Show

  1. CHOCOL8MILK April 10th, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    No one is forcing them to watch the show, there are other TV shows on. Right wingers complaining about “religious bigotry and personal offensiveness” how hypocritical. That description describes most of the right wing TV programming on a certain network. The Media Research Center and Family Research Council’s members have officially made it into my idiot file.

  2. tracey marie April 10th, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    tea teabalican, always demanding absolute tolerance of their intolerance, or else

    • rg9rts April 11th, 2015 at 5:22 am

      piddy pum piddy pum

  3. rg9rts April 11th, 2015 at 5:21 am

    They have the power in their remote….duh

  4. Warman1138 April 11th, 2015 at 5:35 am

    There is something actually worthwhile to watch on TV?…..and……Where did the right wing groups find a second brain cell to rub?

  5. Chris April 11th, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Forget about the redefinition of marriage.

    They still haven’t gotten over the redefinition of Santorum.

  6. Suzanne McFly April 11th, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Yeah and there was an audience for a chubby little beauty pageant contestants? You don’t like it, don’t watch…..hmmmm wait a minute. Could the true problem be that he would like it and he is scared?