The NBC sitcom Superstore is the latest network comedy to use cheap shots against conservatives to push a ham-fisted progressive agenda. Superstore, which stars Hillary Clinton supporter America Ferrera, takes place at a big box store in St. Louis, Missouri.
In a recent episode, “Guns, Pills and Birds,” Glenn, the store’s awkward Christian manager, is shocked to learn that the store’s pharmacy stocks the morning-after pill. Glenn ineptly attempts to convince pharmacist Tate to toss the pills, urging him to “maybe say that they’re, like, expired” and fearfully asking him “Tate, do you believe in God?” Later in the episode, he buys out the store’s entire stock—only to try to resell them himself after sticker shock at the $40 pills sets in.
Such defamatory characterizations of American Christians are as ubiquitous in media as they are tedious. Fewer Americans trust our mass media companies than ever before, according to a Gallup poll released last month. Lame smears that paint millions of Americans as superstitious imbeciles only widen that gap.
We’ve had enough of media elites who substitute propaganda for real entertainment. We’ve had enough of shows using their platforms to demonize the deeply held beliefs of many patriotic Americans. That these smears continue to appear on reliably unethical NBC is no surprise. If these trends continue, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will be the only program saving NBC from becoming a liberal disaster.