re: TekakaromatagiI don't disagree. The people who want TV to
be more diverse are as pathetic as those who want it to reinforce or teach
values.TV, for me, is primarily entertainment. Other
than Headline News (in the a.m.), its almost impossible to find straight
news/info without an over the top opinion accompanying it.
i think we are missing the point on diversity when we talk about having
"diverse voices". A TV show, does not bring or promote diversity.
Modern US media is the "belly of the beast" that will not be satisfied
until everyone assimilates into their consumer mentslity. If you want to
benefit from diversity, i.e. to be changed by being exposed to different
viewpoints and cultures, start by turning off your TV.
@CIso every voice has the responsibility to reflect your views? Not sure I
understand your point. others freedom of speech does not stop you from using
yours or mean they must reflect your views? I think tolsotys point is not that
they reflect your views but rather they reflect many different points of view
not just your own.
@CIwould not diverse voices by its very definition include your voice as
well as those you disagree with? Kind of the meaning of meaning of the word.
@Tolstoy"Did it ever occur to you that maybe you do not really
represent the majority of people?"And did it ever occur to you
that so-called "diverse voices" do not inherently do so either?As a homosexual: I emphatically reject many of those "diverse" voices
who claim to speak for me, because they are often reactionary and hypocritical.
Political correctness is NOT the same thing as tolerance and I resent being
stereotyped by crude and silly media images, which is exactly why I stopped
watching Ryan Murphy's other show; Glee, which is mind-numbingly shallow
and patronizing. More offensively, like much of the PC crowd, it thinks of
itself as tolerant merely because it hates for fashionable reasons. BAD and
demeaning images of gays are even more harmful to me personally than having no
image of gays at all. Congratulation to local LGBT leaders for recognizing that
trap. (but shame on Ridgely for reinforcing PC stereotypes).Here's hoping "The New Normal" does not last any longer than any
other KSL reject
@eastcostcoug and DN subscriper Did it ever occur to you that maybe
you do not really represent the majority of people? Believe it or not their are
a lot of "normal" people that enjoy programing that includes diversity.
You may represent a majority of the KSL viewers and KSL has the right to make
programming decisions but that does not mean you or they are representative of
the rest of the country.
Why is it always the vast majority of "normal" people who must be made
to "compromise" to "accept" behavior and lifestyles they
reject?The news and entertainment media are far past the point of
tolerance and acceptance of "diversity" and are well into the range of
advocating behavior that most people reject.Just because something
is legal, does not make it right, moral, or desirable.Entertainment
should hold up examples of our best citizens and their behavior, not define
normalcy sown to the lowest tolerable denominator.
If the LGBT segment of the population is truly around 5%, then how is that the
"New Normal"?? Never before has such a small segment of our population
been so over-represented in the News and Entertainment industry.
Wow Valerie Larabee,and Brandie Balken. Thank you!! What a most reasonable,
gracious and respectful response.You mention wanting to keep the
dialogue open. Anyone would want to do so and would find it easy to
do so with those such as yourselves. Your response was measured, amicable,
polite and considerate. THREE CHEERS!!
FYI - A two year hiatus is hardly the killing of a rivalry... Unless that 730
day absence results ... Oh who are we kidding... Two years on hold will not kill
the BYUofU rivalry. If anything it will enhance the hunger once 2016 comes
Good job on both parties...nice dialogue..way to go. It's unfortunate that
the creators of 'The New Normal' could not make a better product.
while I am disappointed that the new normal will not be aired I do respect KSL
for meeting with the LGBT community leaders and for being willing to have an
If most of your viewers would turn the channel, why not cancel a show (no matter
what the content is)? KSL has to compete for viewers. This whole
story is like telling a college football coach in the National Championship game
that he has to run a certain play, even though he knows it will lose yardage,
because some student club demands it or they will have a protest march at his
office. By the way, this student club says not running the play in the National
Championship game is discriminating against the wide receivers on the team. And
under this coach, the wide receivers haven't received the exposure they
deserve.Kudos to KSL for having the dialogue. LGBT is losing my
respect with stunts like this.
thank you ksl now get rid of 50% more of your programing and replace it with
some intelligence and I may turn the tv back on
It's great to see communication between KSL's executives and leaders
of the LGBT community. It goes a long way in promoting respect and understanding
and in lessening the distance between a valuable area business like KSL and the
good people of the LGBT community.All are to be commended.Now can we get BYU's and Utah's people back to the table to discuss
renewing the football rivalry.
After all of the anti-gay and manipulative K.S.L. / Des. News Editorials blaming
gays and lesbians for religious persecution and the end of religious
sovereignty, the demise of traditional marriage and the traditional family, and
for pernicious attacks on the Boy Scouts of America, its a disposable 24 minute
SITCOM that finally brings Bonneville and KSL to the negotiating table.