Tag: #ValerieJarrett


01 Oct 2014

The Sting of Cross-Pollinating Entertainment, Politics & News – Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle 9/30/14

In my recent post venting about The Good Wife‘s poor decision to have Presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett appear as herself on the show, Jerry Doyle and I discuss the cheapening of news, politics and entertainment by using each one as if it is nothing more than an advertisement for the other. We really have taken a shocking turn if the phrase “political theatre” can be...

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The Good Wife’s Bad Political Stunt Casting
29 Sep 2014

The Good Wife’s Bad Political Stunt Casting

I have long been a fan of CBS’ The Good Wife.  Yet, the quality of the actors and the show notwithstanding, I take exception t0 producers’ political stunt casting.  The Good Wife is one several shows to hire real world political operatives to play themselves, so it is by no means the only culprit, just the most recent. Their choice to cast Valerie Jarrett, arguably President Obama’s closest and most...

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