Not long ago, a petition went around asking Fox News to move Greg Gutfeld’s terrific Red Eye out of the 3AM time slot to maybe 11PM – some time when it could be seen without the use of a DVR. Personally, I don’t think this goes far enough. I would like to see Fox start an entirely new cable network aimed at a younger audience with Greg as its linchpin. There’s plenty of talent around to appeal to conservatives who aren’t yet ready to watch ads for cholesterol meds. Why not put it to use? Breitbart might do something on the media? John Nolte or some of his Big Hollywood creations could do a showbiz show. Dana Loesch is smart and beautiful – I’m sure she has some ideas.
Beyond that, why does Rupert Murdoch have to do everything? Why has no one seized on the success of Fox News in order to create a pro-American entertainment network? Where are conservatives in general when it comes to following up on conservative media success? Pro-American films make money where anti-American films bomb. Religious films make money where anti-religious films bomb. Blue Bloods – the most openly conservative TV show in years – is not only a hit, it’s leading the pack in foreign sales. Why aren’t there any TV execs getting together and saying: “Conservatives – they’re this year’s desperate housewives!”
No good reviews for such endeavors? No newspaper and magazine attention? No awards? No invitations to cocktail parties? Why don’t conservatives start their own review outlets… award shows… parties? Why are the only conservative enterprises political and never cultural?
I know, I know. Because liberals hold the fort. They blacklist everyone they disagree with. They shout us down. And the need to put our money and effort into the short term goal of toppling the Obama administration draws all our attention away from finding the conservative John Stewart.
But the long term belongs to the culture. When lefties sell their dishonest histories and latest environmental scare or GOP conspiracy through Law and Order or the next Matt Damon thriller, why do we always complain instead of fighting back? Every time we go head to head with liberals in the culture, we win big – huge.
Why don’t we keep pushing forward on every cultural front?