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A Realistic Portrayal of a Journalist: Admirer of Far-Left Authors Who Sports a Kerry Shirt


<p>HBO’s Sunday night dramady, <a href="; target="_blank"><em>Enlightened</em></a>, is delivering something very rare: A true to life depiction of a journalist – specifically identified as a reporter for the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> – as a very obvious left-winger, one who cavorts with and reads books by far-left authors and goes to the newspaper newsroom wearing a “John Kerry for President” shirt.<br /><br />Not surprisingly, the creators of the HBO show weren’t very creative and so made a show with a very common enemy: an evil corporation. In this case, “Abaddonn Industries,” a Southern California manufacturer of cleaning and household products with the misfortune to employ “Amy Jellicoe,” played by Laura Dern, who, demoted to the purgatory of the IT department in the basement after a stint in anger-management rehab, is determined to expose the corporation’s supposed misdeeds.</p><p><em>&gt;&gt; More in the <a href="…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog &lt;&lt;</em></p>