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‘The Good Fight’ Character: ‘We Need to Assassinate the President’

<p><em>The Good Fight</em>’s obsession with President Trump has gone from ridiculous to terrifying. Impeaching President Trump isn’t enough for the CBS show. On Sunday’s episode, “Day 457,” a character makes multiple references to assassinating the president. Lawyer Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), who despises Trump and spends most of her time hallucinating fake<a href="https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/callista-ring/2018/04/01/good-fight-laments-how-can-you-sleep-when-donald-trump"> news</a> segments about the president, defends her friend Tully after he was arrested for violently rioting in the streets. Tully jokes privately to Diane in court, “Oh, like we need to assassinate the President?” in response to Diane asking him not to say anything radical.</p>

‘The Good Fight’ Advocates ‘Shameless’ Impeachment of Trump Through False Accusations

<p>No show suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome more than CBS’s <em>The Good Fight</em>. In addition to the episode titles, which are simply the number of days President Trump has been in office, almost every episode features a fake, absurd news segment on the President. In Sunday’s episode, “Day 450,” the Democratic National Committee interviews ten law firms with the goal of finding the best strategy to impeach Trump when the Democrats win both the House and Senate in November. The solution our righteous main characters come up with? Lie. Democratic National Committee consultant Ruth Eastman (Margo Martindale) poses the question “If Mueller doesn’t come in with a definitive result, what case should we prosecute, and why?” Liz Reddick (Audra McDonald) suggests leveling numerous false accusations against the President, including that he raped a 15-year old Miss Teen USA contestant, that he had a three-some with two porn stars and paid them off, and that he made lewd remarks about an African-American contestant while he was on <em>The Apprentice</em>. Although it is clear that even in the fictional world of <em>The Good Fight </em>none of these accusations are true, Liz decides the truth is irrelevant.</p>

‘Billions’ ‘Mounts the Resistance’ Against Trump-Appointed Attorney General

<p>Showtime’s <em>Billions</em>, a show that traditionally shied away from getting too political, has tossed its hat into the ring and joined the tirade of TV shows attacking the Trump administration. The third season premiere introduced Trump-appointed attorney general Waylon Jeffcoat (Clancy Brown), an evil, redneck Jeff Sessions parody who demanded that U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) refrain from prosecuting cases against Wall Street. In Sunday’s episode, “A Generation Too Late,” Jeffcoat demands that Rhoades prosecute an innocent man. As a result, Rhoades tells one of his colleagues: “We, the Maquisards, will mount the resistance. We will not let this son of a b*tch define justice for the SDNY."</p>

‘The Good Fight’ Caricatures Conservative as Islamophobic, Racist

<p>Sunday’s episode of CBS’s <em>The Good Fight</em> presents an extreme, racist version of the person who’s supposed to be defending the conservative position. The show has made it very clear that it has its own leftist agenda to push. But along with serving as liberal propaganda, tonight’s episode, “Day 443” pretends to give an alterative, conservative viewpoint by using someone making assertions that no reasonable person would agree with. </p>

Letterman Interview with Jay-Z: ‘Dumb*ss’ Trump Brings Out ‘Ugly Side of America’

<p>In Friday’s episode of David Letterman’s Netflix Series, <em>My Next Guest Needs no Introduction</em>, “I Had a Paper Route Too,” Letterman kept with tradition and slipped in a question about President Trump with only fifteen minutes left in the hour-long interview. This week’s guest was rapper Jay-Z, a vocal Trump hater. So when Letterman jokingly asserted, “I’m beginning to lose hope in the Trump administration,” he knew he’d get a favorable response from both Jay-Z and the audience. Reminiscent of Hilary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment, Jay-Z remarks, “He’s [Trump] bringing out an ugly side of America that we wanted to believe was gone. And it’s still here and we’ve still got to deal with it."</p>

‘The Good Fight’ Laments, ‘How Can You Sleep When Donald Trump is President?’

<p>Blind to liberal TV’s own obsession with attacking President Trump, Sunday’s episode of CBS’s <em>The Good Fight</em> criticized the media’s fixation with the president. Each episode of the Trump-hating show is named after the amount of days since Trump’s inauguration. Yet tonight, in the episode titled, “Day 436,” lawyer Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) flips through the TV channels, scoffing at the amount of (fake) news recounting (fake) absurdities committed by the president. In one show she passes, a cartoon sheep asks, “How can you sleep when Donald Trump is president?"</p>

Bloomberg Politics Warns ‘Watch Out’ for Potential 2020 Recession

<p>Even though the U.S. economy grew at a 2.9 percent pace in 2017, some in the liberal press have already begun to anticipate a recession — at the worst, possible time for President Donald Trump.</p>

Trump-Appointed Attorney General Demands U.S. Attorney Go Easy on Wall Street on ‘Billions’

<p> </p> <p>Season three of Showtime’s <em>Billions</em> is boasting its newest character:<em> </em>Waylon Jeffcoat (Clancy Brown), the new Trump-appointed redneck, conservative Attorney General who comes off as an over the top parody of Jeff Sessions. At the start of Sunday’s premiere, “Tie Goes to the Runner,” Attorney General Jeffcoat tells U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York State, Chuck Roades (Paul Giamatti), to refrain from prosecuting high-profile cases in the business community unless there’s a clear crime:</p>

UK Guardian Boosts Climate Lawsuits ‘Inspired’ by Tobacco, Desegregation Cases

<p><em>The Guardian</em> bolstered the proliferation of lawsuits against governments and companies over climate change by portraying them as incredibly significant.</p> <p><br /> The left-wing British newspaper asked in all seriousness on March 20, “Can Climate Litigation Save the World?”</p>

Main Characters Doubt Good of Assisted Suicide on Euthanasia Drama ‘Mary Kills People’

<p>On Monday’s episode of Lifetime’s euthanasia drama, <em>Mary Kills People</em>, the friends and family of underground euthanasia practitioner Mary (Caroline Dhavernas) start doubting the supposed good of assisted suicide. Yet despite the doubts (and the title of the show), Mary still insists, “I’m not a killer.” In the episode titled “The Connection,” Mary’s sister, Nicole, begs to accompany Mary to kill a woman dying of cancer. The sisters do the woman’s make-up and listen to her reminisce about her life before helping her commit suicide. However, Nicole becomes incredibly uncomfortable with the euthanasia and argues with a calm Mary over her motives. Nicole exclaims, “You're acting like we didn't just kill another human being!"</p>

Market Expert Says It’s a ‘Goldilocks’ Moment, Media Say Little

<p>The Nasdaq Composite, a tech-heavy index of 5,000 stocks, set new record highs again on March 9 and 12. Citing that and a host of other economic factors, market expert Marc Chandler described the current state of the economy as a “Goldilocks moment.”</p>

‘Corporate’ Finale Exploits 9/11 in Attempt to Provoke Fox News

<p>The writers of Comedy Central’s anti-business <em>Corporate </em>are exploiting the tragedy of 9/11 to get a rise out of conservative viewers. Star Jake Weisman told <em>The Daily Beast, </em>“Honestly, I want Fox News to see it and I want them to get really mad,” regarding their season finale mocking the tragedy that resulted in the deaths of 2,996 people. <em>Corporate </em>writers are apparently oblivious to irony as this week’s episode exploits 9/11 in order to portray businesses as exploiting 9/11 for monetary gain. Clearly pandering to a liberal audience’s desire to see corporations accused of egregious evils, Wednesday’s finale, “Remember Day,” features a fictitious world where a business attempts to turn the anniversary of 9/11 into a profit making national holiday, complete with goose dinners, office parties, and red, white, and blue apparel.</p>

Euthanasia Drama Supports Assisted Suicide for the Grief-Stricken

<p>Lifetime’s Euthanasia Drama, <em>Mary Kills People,</em> is no longer just championing the cause of assisted suicide for the terminally ill or those suffering from intense physical pain. Now, the show supports euthanasia for those enduring great emotional pain, such as due to the death of a loved one. ER nurse Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas) kills people so that they can die “with dignity.” Monday night’s second season premiere, “The Means,” had Mary justifying her decision to euthanize both a man dying from mesothelioma and his perfectly healthy wife because they want to die together.</p>

‘The Good Fight’ Features Absurd Fake News Report on Trump, Accuses ‘Reality Star President’ of Nepotism

<p>This season of CBS’s <em>The Good Fight</em> is delivering on its promise to make the show all about Trump. The opening credits feature scenes of President Trump delivering speeches and the episode titles reflect how many days he has been in office. Sunday’s episode, “Day 415”, began with a fake TV news report on President Trump. While liberals constantly accuse Trump and conservatives of spreading “fake news,” the writers of <em>The Good Fight</em> have no problem using actual fake news to mock the president. The made-up <em>WXBK News Channel </em>sports the headline, “Trump ‘Chats’ with Mermaid, Cleo,” claiming Trump tweeted about speaking with a mermaid, which White House aids are now refuting.</p>

Letterman Calls Trump a ‘Duck for a President’ While Interviewing Malala: ‘He’s Not Fit to Represent Me’

<p>David Letterman’s Netflix series, <em>My Next Guest Needs no Introduction</em>, hosted Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai on Friday’s episode, “You Know, She has a Nobel Peace Prize.” But while Malala discussed the importance of education for women, with less than 12 minutes left in the interview, Letterman uses his opportunity to interview the youngest Nobel Prize laureate to pick fun at President Trump.</p>

Obamas ‘Loved’ Tweet Calling Trump a White Supremacist on Premiere of ‘The Good Fight’

<p>Another show is congratulating itself for pushing the envelope by attacking President Trump. The new season of CBS’s <em>The</em> <em>Good Fight</em> plans to feature episodes on Trump’s impeachment, white supremacy, racial injustice, and the Russian golden showers scandal. Sunday’s premiere, "Day 408," opens with an anti-Trump tweet being praised by the Obamas. Liz Reddick posts a tweet calling President Trump a white supremacist. At the funeral of her father, a man approaches and says, “Michelle and Barack asked me to extend their condolences… They loved your tweet by the way…It had to be said.” How brave, to join the mass of people tweeting that Trump is a white supremacist.</p>

Tooth Fairy Payouts Get Attention, But Nets Ignore Consumer Confidence

<p>Consumer confidence reached the highest level since November 2000, but that good economic news went unmentioned by the three broadcast networks’ evening newscasts.</p> <p>ABC<em> World News Tonight with David Muir</em>, NBC <em>Nightly News with Lester Holt</em> and CBS<em> Evening News with Jeff Glor</em> all ignored the update from The Conference Board on Feb. 27.<em> NBC Nightly News</em> spent 21 seconds discussing the trivial (and not time sensitive) decline in average payout by the tooth fairy. That was 21 more seconds than they spent on how Americans feel about the U.S. economy.</p>

‘Corporate’ on Margaret Thatcher: ‘Great at Sex, Terrible at Politics’

<p>Despite calling themselves feminists, liberals constantly slam conservative women without remorse. On Wednesday’s episode of Comedy Central’s anti-business show, <em>Corporate</em>, “The Long Meeting,” Hampton Deville Board of Directors member Bill Hathaway (Fred Willard) announces, “So that concludes the story of how I got laid by Margaret Thatcher. Great at sex but...terrible at politics.</p>

Bloomberg Promotes ‘Smart Guns,’ Ignores Critics and Blasts NRA

<p>Gun control activist and media mogul Michael Bloomberg isn’t just pushing gun control through his activist group — he also has a giant media company to promote those views. Bloomberg media is filled with anti-gun content.</p>

‘Corporate’s’ CEO: ‘We All Know There’s No God’

<p>In addition to being anti-business, Comedy Central’s new show <em>Corporate </em>is also anti-religion. On Wednesday’s episode, <em>Casual Friday</em>, Hampton Deville’s CEO announces, “We all know there's no God, but there is a ton of money to be made in His name,” in anticipation of meeting with power/money-hungry Glorious Salvation Ministries representative Alyssa Armstrong. CEO Christian Deville meets with the cross-bearing representative of the largest group of mega-churches in the country to discuss how Hampton Deville will furnish them with flat screens, massage chairs, and snacks, in return for the corporation’s logo being broadcasted all over the churches. Or as Alyssa puts it, “Every time my congregants go to pray, they'll be thinking of the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, and Hampton f*cking Deville."</p>

Super Fracking Sparks Protest, God Punched on New Anti-Business Comedy

<p>Sticking with the overdone evil corporation theme, Comedy Central’s new anti-capitalist show, <em>Corporate</em>, takes on fracking in its January 31 episode, “Trademarq.” The wicked corporation Hampton Deville suffers from aggressive protests and vandalism due to its use of super fracking. Additionally, one of the main characters imagines himself punching God. On his way to work, Hampton Deville CEO is greeted by sign-wielding protesters chanting and even throwing things at him. He discovers that business-hating street artist Trademarq has painted a picture on the doors of the building depicting the CEO shooting the earth with a gun</p>

Comedian Asserts Abortion is ‘Killing a Baby’ on ‘Crashing’

<p>In a surprising turn of events, Sunday’s episode of HBO’s <em>Crashing </em>presented a pro-life message, despite the main character becoming an atheist in the second season premiere. In the episode titled “Bill Burr,” Pete Holmes hangs out with comedian Bill Burr, who goes on a hilarious and accurate tirade pointing out the silliness of insisting that abortion isn’t killing a baby. Bill explains, “They're just sayin' because it doesn't look like a baby yet, it's not a baby. It's like, well, let 'em finish."</p>

Xenophobic Captain Wants to ‘Make Empire Glorious Again’ on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

<p>Every villain on CBS’s <em>Star Trek: Discovery</em> is a caricature of President Trump. Not only are the Klingons chanting “Remain Klingon!” in their war against multiculturalism, but the newly evil Captain Lorca (Jason Isaacs) stages a coup in order to “make the empire glorious again.” </p>

Corporate Employees Suicidal on Comedy Central’s ‘Corporate’

<p>All corporations are evil, according to Comedy Central’s new show, <em>Corporate</em>.<em> </em>In classical liberal fashion, Wednesday’s episode perpetuates the liberal stereotype that big business is corrupt and its employees are miserable. The third episode, titled, “The Pain of Being Alive,” describes the unhappy lives of corporate employees, even indicating the number of “suicidal thoughts” the average employee has per day.</p>

Christian Lead Turns Atheist in Premiere of ‘Crashing’

<p>The premiere episode of the new season of HBO’s <em>Crashing</em> took a hard turn from its original, pro-Christian season. Sunday’s second season premiere, “The Atheist,” had formerly Christian Pete Holmes lose his faith after one conversation at a bar with famous magician and atheist Penn Jillette. The conversation between the two begins humorously, but quickly turns into a harsh interrogation, with Penn asking, “You actually believe that there's a being that cares about, forgive me, but your masturbation?” As per usual with liberal TV, the Christian can only defend his faith by claiming that it provides him with a comfortable “certainty” and claiming, “This is all I have."</p>

Christian Lead Turns Atheist in Premiere of ‘Crashing’

<p>The premiere episode of the new season of HBO’s <em>Crashing</em> took a hard turn from its original, pro-Christian season. Sunday’s second season premiere, “The Atheist,” had formerly Christian Pete Holmes lose his faith after one conversation at a bar with famous magician and atheist Penn Jillette. The conversation between the two begins humorously, but quickly turns into a harsh interrogation, with Penn asking, “You actually believe that there's a being that cares about, forgive me, but your masturbation?” As per usual with liberal TV, the Christian can only defend his faith by claiming that it provides him with a comfortable “certainty” and claiming, “This is all I have."</p>

Supposedly Trumpian Leader Declares ‘Kill All Others’ on Amazon Prime’s ‘Electric Dreams’

<p>Episode ten of Amazon Prime’s <em>Electric Dreams</em>, based off of science fiction author Philip K. Dick’s works, attempts to draw parallels between an evil dictator and President Trump. The last episode of the season, which was released January 12, is based off Dick’s short story, “The Hanging Man.” In the original story, a man discovers a dead body hanging from a lamppost, is the only one to react, and then discovers aliens have taken over some of the town members. But in <em>Electric Dreams</em>’ liberal version, retitled “Kill All Others,” a tyrannical political leader (Vera Farmiga) asserts, “kill all others,” to the disbelief of only one man, Philbert Noyce (Mel Rodriguez).</p>

Letterman Longs for Obama Presidency on New Netflix Show

<p>In an hour long, mind-numbing interview, David Letterman interviews former President Obama for the first episode of his 6-episode Netflix original series, <em>My Next Guest Needs no Introduction</em>. The January 12 debut episode concludes with a heartfelt message from the 70-year-old Letterman to the 44<sup>th</sup> president: “You are the first president I truly and fully respect.” In the episode, titled “It’s a Whole New Ball Game Now,” Letterman discusses the “palpable sadness” he endured at the end of Obama’s presidency. Throughout the episode, Letterman makes various jokes acting as if Obama is still the president. At one point he mentions that Obama’s answer to a question “just makes me so happy you’re still president.” Later he fantasizes about Obama returning to the Oval Office after the interview. Obama cutely dashes Letterman’s hopes by explaining that if the Constitution didn’t prevent him from running again, his wife would.</p>

Year in Review: The 10 Most Outrageously Liberal TV Scenes of 2017

<p>This year, TV writers made no effort to conceal their liberal biases. Show plotlines were riddled with left-leaning political views, ranging from attempts to destigmatize abortion and euthanasia to caricaturizing Republicans as poor-hating racists. Here are 10 of the most outrageously liberal TV scenes from the year guaranteed to make your blood boil:</p>

‘Search Party’ Swaps Gender Roles in Sexual Harassment Episode

<p>In the wake of the recent onslaught of sexual harassment accusations against men in power, Sunday night’s episodes of TBS’s <em>Search Party</em> presented their own case of sexual misconduct, but with a twist: a female senatorial candidate sexually harasses a young African-American campaign staffer. In the first of tonight’s episodes, “Denial,” candidate Mary Ferguson (J. Smith-Cameron) calls campaign staffer Julian (Brandon Micheal Hall) to her office to discuss an article he wrote (correctly) calling into question the truth of a once-missing person’s abuse story. When he leaves, she interrogates him about the size of his genitals, threatening to ruin his reputation if he doesn’t answer. Watch the uncomfortable exchange here</p>

‘The Orville’: Religion Just ‘Growing Pains’ in ‘Every Culture’s Evolution’

<p>Seth McFarlane isn’t content to undermine religion in just one episode of FOX's <em>The Orville</em>. He devotes 2 whole episodes of his 12 episode series to bashing religious beliefs. In tonight’s episode, tellingly titled “Mad Idolatry,” he calls religion a “poison.” Thursday’s episode had a religion develop around the Orville’s First Officer Kelly after she uses technology to heal a girl from a primitive alien culture. As a result, the planet begins to worship her as a deity, crucifying those guilty of “forsaking the word” of Kelly. In case the audience hadn’t caught on to the heavy-handed parallel to Christianity, one of the crucified characters shown is made to resemble Christ.</p>

Republicans in Abusive Relationship with President, Afraid to Admit They’re Wrong on ‘South Park’

<p>On the anniversary of President Trump’s election, “South Park” not so subtly suggests Trump-voters were wrong. Wednesday night’s episode, titled “Doubling Down,” has two parallel storylines – a girl who refuses to break up with a boyfriend who treats her horribly, and Mitch McConnell, Vice-President Mike Pence, and Paul Ryan dealing with a sex-crazed, racist, moronic president while still insisting to the media that he’s “doing great.” In the first storyline, Heidi continues to date the emotionally abusive Eric despite reproaches from her friends and family. Kyle speculates that the reason Heidi refuses to break up with Eric is that she’s embarrassed to admit that everyone was right and she shouldn’t have dated him in the first place. He tells her friends, “You can't keep saying, ‘We told you so,’ because if you make her feel dumb, she just doubles down and tries to prove to herself that it wasn't dumb.</p>

Republicans in Abusive Relationship with President, Afraid to Admit They’re Wrong on ‘South Park’

<p>On the anniversary of President Trump’s election, “South Park” not so subtly suggests Trump-voters were wrong. Wednesday night’s episode, titled “Doubling Down,” has two parallel storylines – a girl who refuses to break up with a boyfriend who treats her horribly, and Mitch McConnell, Vice-President Mike Pence, and Paul Ryan dealing with a sex-crazed, racist, moronic president while still insisting to the media that he’s “doing great.” In the first storyline, Heidi continues to date the emotionally abusive Eric despite reproaches from her friends and family. Kyle speculates that the reason Heidi refuses to break up with Eric is that she’s embarrassed to admit that everyone was right and she shouldn’t have dated him in the first place. He tells her friends, “You can't keep saying, ‘We told you so,’ because if you make her feel dumb, she just doubles down and tries to prove to herself that it wasn't dumb.</p>

Cultural Appropriation an Intergalactic Issue on ‘The Orville’

<p>Cultural appropriation hysteria is an interplanetary phenomenon, in CBS’s <em>The Orville</em>. On Thursday’s episode, “Majority Rule,” Alara, an alien crewmember of the Orville, attempts to blend in on a new planet by covering her alien head markings with a random hat she finds. Unfortunately for her, the hat she puts on belongs to the (fabricated) Kelvic culture. A Kelvic man demands she remove the hat, claiming “You’re literally pissing on my heritage by wearing that.</p>

Cultural Appropriation an Intergalactic Issue on ‘The Orville’

<p>Cultural appropriation hysteria is an interplanetary phenomenon, in CBS’s <em>The Orville</em>. On Thursday’s episode, “Majority Rule,” Alara, an alien crewmember of the Orville, attempts to blend in on a new planet by covering her alien head markings with a random hat she finds. Unfortunately for her, the hat she puts on belongs to the (fabricated) Kelvic culture. A Kelvic man demands she remove the hat, claiming “You’re literally pissing on my heritage by wearing that.</p>

‘Designated Survivor’ Champions Liberal Views on Gun Control, Racism, Amnesty, and Trump

<p>Wednesday’s episode of ABC’s <em>Designated Survivor</em> was inspired by last episode’s hour of liberal propaganda and followed suit, jam-packing itself with liberal politics. Tonight’s episode, “Equilibrium,” touched on gun control, racism, and border relations. American truckers form a blockade on the Mexican-American border to protest trade negotiations between the two countries. Cue the caricaturized chants of “Hell no, Mexico! Your lousy junk has got to go!” and “I'm sick and tired of Mexico stealing our jobs and taking our money!</p>

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Boasts Inclusion of Openly Gay Character

<p>Sunday’s episode of CBS's liberal propaganda-filled <em>Star Trek: Discovery</em> gave the first real glimpse of its much-anticipated “groundbreaking gay romance,” as described by Huffington Post. Tonight’s episode, “Choose Your Pain” ends with an intimate conversation between gay partners Lt. Stamets (Anthony Rapp) and Science Officer Dr. Culber (Wilson Cruz) brushing their teeth before bed. Watch the exchange the liberal writers are patting themselves on the back for here:</p>

Religion Slammed on Fox’s ‘The Orville’

<p>Notorious atheist Seth Macfarlane can’t help but attack religion any chance he gets. In keeping with tradition, Thursday’s episode of Fox’s <em>The Orville</em> took a swipe at believers of an “omnipotent being.” In the episode titled “If the Stars Should Appear,” the Orville crew encounters a massive bio-vessel adrift in space full of people who don’t know they’re on a space ship. The ship, which is drifting toward a star that will destroy it, contains an entire civilization subject to the tyranny of radical religious leader Hamelac and his enforcers, who force the people to worship Dorahl the creator</p>

Evil Klingons Modeled After President Trump on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

<p>Liberals are celebrating the links they see between the antagonists of the new <em>Star Trek</em> and what they believe to be the ideologies of President Trump and his supporters. The “connections” aren’t difficult to find, as co-executive producer Aaron Harberts told <em>Rolling Stone</em> that the “Trump phenomenon” was “front and center in our minds” in creating the new series. In Sunday’s two premiere episodes of <em>Star Trek: Discovery</em>, a Klingon, T’Kuvma, tries to unify the Klingons against Starfleet’s mission for multiculturalism. To sum it up, he believes in isolationism and racial purity…and taking over the world. Or as <em>Entertainment Weekly </em>puts it, “war breaks out and the Klingons leading the charge have some ideological ideas inspired by the 2016 electoral divide.</p>

Infant Sex Change Considered on Fox’s ‘The Orville’

<p>Instead of boldly going where no man has gone before, Seth MacFarlane’s parody of <em>Star Trek </em>has decided to go where every liberal TV show has gone before. Thursday night’s episode of FOX’s <em>The Orville</em> “tackles gender norms, transgender issues,” according to Forbes. In last week’s episode, “Old Wounds,” Second Officer Bortus, a member of a supposedly all-male alien species, hatches a baby girl. In tonight’s episode, titled “About a Girl,” Bortus and his mate demand that the ship’s doctor perform a sex change on the infant. The doctor refuses, explaining that she “will not perform a sex change on a perfectly healthy newborn.” Only teenagers or older, apparently</p>
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