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Most of America is conservative; is TV finally catching up?

Are shows like "Veep," "House of Cards" or even "Game of Thrones" secretly conservative?
Chandra Johnson, Deseret News Modified: May 9, 2014 at 3:48 pm •  Published: May 12, 2014

In a recent article on, Will Rahn asks a simple question: Is TV getting more conservative?

Rahn cites the parroting of historically conservative opinions on shows like FX’s acclaimed “The Americans,” as part of his evidence that television shows are exploring a conservative point of view.

For the uninitiated, the show is about two undercover KGB spies masquerading as an average American couple, working at a travel agency by day and killing Americans for Mother Russia in their spare time (Oliver North works as a consultant for the show).

But with Gallup reporting that conservatives remain the largest growing ideological group in the U.S., the other question is: What’s taken TV so long to find its conservative niche?

As The Atlantic reported recently, conservative viewpoints have especially struggled in comedy, with Fox News’ answer to "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report," "Red Eye," airing at 3 a.m. Fox plans to try again this fall with a new show called "Flipside," which, like "The Daily Show," will be satire, but with a “generally conservative tilt.”

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