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Those stands are manifested in their product, as I just demonstrated. This contradicts your comment in the post I responded to.

Not really. Politics manifested as a talk show host, like Ellen Degeneris is fine. People know who Ellen is, and what she thinks. So they can tune in or not, according to their preferences. What I'm referring to is the imposition of politics to customers who don't want it and aren't seeking it out. It's not manifestation of politics, period. Most art has some politics in it. It's a certain disingenuousness and/or high-handedness in doing so.

Thanks for pointing out where I should clarify.




> Politics manifested as a talk show host, like Ellen Degeneris is fine.

Ellen wasn't a talk show host. Ellen was a sitcom character. Thanks for pointing out where you misunderstood. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-06-20-mn-5159-s...


Also works for that fictional character, as she's basically Ellen Degeneris anyways.


Nope. Ellen only came out two weeks before her sitcom character came out. The people watching the sitcom would not have known that Ellen was gay when they started watching, and Ellen certainly wasn't outspoken about gay rights at the time.




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