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Conservative Entertainment, Now in Network Form

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Posted on Sep 8, 2010
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Quick—name a right-leaning entertainer who isn’t Kelsey Grammer! Or Ted Nugent. Whoever they are, conservative celebrities can now find a home to showcase their talent and flex their politics at the same time with the launch of RightNetwork.  —KA

ABC News:

Actor Kelsey Grammer is an investor and public face supporting a new network that launched Wednesday with entertainment designed to appeal to political conservatives.

RightNetwork, whose first series, “Running,” follows the fortunes of a couple of tea party-backed candidates for public office, is also trying a new model to establish itself. It is initially making programming available through video-on-demand services, the Internet and through mobile phones, bypassing the route of traditional TV networks with a spot on channel lineups.

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By Inherit The Wind, September 10, 2010 at 5:49 pm Link to this comment

There’s lots of conservative entertainers:
Rush Limbaugh
Sean Hannity
Bill O’Reilly
Ann Coulter-geist…

And don’t forget Gene Simmons—he’s a much of an @$$hole as Nugent.  Then there’s Dennis Miller, who DEFINES “Conservative Entertainment”: A comedian who isn’t funny!

But the trick is find a country-western musician who is NOT a Republican and isn’t named “Willie Nelson” or a member of “The Dixie Chicks”!

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By William W. Wexler, September 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm Link to this comment

Ted Nugent is a bizarre head case as I documented on my website before someone in Beck’s group woke up and pulled him off of the speaker’s list.

Kelsey Grammer is just another rightwing asshole.  Anyone who uses “conservative” and “entertainment” in the same sentence is probably talking about swimming in a room full of money or pulling the wings off of flies.

-Wexler

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By bruce, September 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm Link to this comment
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Is there nothing a conservative will not do for money? Further more, is there no cause silly enough that some billionarie won’t sink money into?

That’s the only source of material they have to work with, and these guys aren’t noted for introspection.  What’s it’s going to be other than a nightclub for rednecks and upperclass snobs, who just happen to enjoy being rednecks, and require that someone reaffirm and reinforce their superority on all matters they know or care little about.

Bedtime for Bozo.  At least what’s his name isn’t on a street corner shallowing goldfish for dollars.  I wonder what’s next, Advice TV, hosted by Annie Coulter?

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By squeaky jones, September 9, 2010 at 11:55 am Link to this comment
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I went to Cal-jam 2 in 1979 that had Ted Nugent on the bill. Ted Nugent pretended to be cool, and took our money. However, Ted Nugent is not cool as we find out, and stands for none of the things that most teenagers of the time cared about. What you find out about when you wipe away his charade is that Ted Nugent is a fraud!

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By robert puglia, September 9, 2010 at 6:52 am Link to this comment
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conservative entertainment will likely be neither

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