Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stuck in the 1980s

Slate's hiring of David Weigel demonstrates the e-zine's willingness to move into the present century. It's about time. Here's Hanna Rosin writing on Slate earlier this week, recalling some ancient history:

The abortion plot is another way in which this show [Friday Night Lights] is stuck in the 1980s or maybe the early 1990s. Those were the days when Christian conservatives used the school board bureaucracies to push their agenda, and Texas was ground zero.
Because nothing like that ever happens in the 2000s. Those Hollyweird screenwriters must be smoking crack.

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