Memo to Media Moguls


| February 6, 2002


Memo to Media Moguls: Give Us Our 'Leftwing Blondes,' Dennis Hans, Common Dreams
Looking to fill a void in leftist political talk shows, humorist Dennis Hans has come up with an idea for a TV show to perk up the primetime lineup. It's a show he likes to call, Leftwing Blondes. 'As you know, rightwing blondes are so plentiful in public affairs TV they're a cliché,' writes Hans in Common Dreams. 'But where are their ideological opposites? Nowhere.' A show featuring leftwing blondes would speak directly to America and disarm and charm the Heartland, Hans figures. The show would have real liberals, too - not 'some wimpy dude hand-picked by Pat Buchanan' and not Disney or G.E.'s idea of liberal. The leftwing blondes on Hans' show would be bona-fide liberals, he says, like someone who's up to speed on the latest reports from Human Rights Watch.
--Kate Garsombke
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