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Christian Newswire Director: 'American Idol' Ratings Tanked Because Ellen DeGeneres is a Lesbian


Gary McCullough, the director of Christian Newswire, says that Idol's rankings sank this year because they put a lesbian activist in the judge's chair:


Network television has yet to learn what the movie industry has proven with Disney, Pixar, and the like; you cannot "pretend" to produce family oriented entertainment; you actually have to deliver the goods.

Here is my next prediction. There will be no left wing social activist as a judge for the tenth season of American Idol. Not only will DeGeneres be gone, she will not be replaced by anyone close to a Rosie O'Donnell wanna-be.

DeGeneres' "Yes, I have loved a woman," comment from the May 11th show, was the most obvious lesbian-one-liner, but it wasn't the only one, and it is hurting the show's ratings. I can hear the bloggers loading their homophobe-blasters, but think this through with me. If one of the judges was an abortion activist, or a political right winger -- and continued to insert comments in line with their activism -- the same criticism would be true, and the show would suffer. The advice, "Shut up and sing!" comes to mind.

At this moment in entertainment history, network television is on a pro-homosexuality bender. The producers of American Idol chose to be a part of this push; it was a huge mistake. The consequences of this choice were a drop in market share and a reduction in advertising dollars. While many entertainers who profess an alternate sexual lifestyle are individually accepted and enjoyed by the public -- when sexual behavior becomes their identifying trait in a specific broadcast, it limits the audience they will draw.

Beyond that, it actually drives away a significant market share of parents and teens who used to watch the show together, until mom and dad decided that the subtle promotion of an "alternate lifestyle" to their kids was not worth the entertainment trade off. Sorry Ellen, you're just not worth it.

Wow. And all this time I thought it was because the music sucked.

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  1. Queen!

    Posted by: Steve | Jun 4, 2010 10:06:43 AM

  2. i think the main reason it tanked is that the show has gotten old and tired. even simon knew when to jump ship.and if it was because of ellen how come her show is doing well. these right wing facist will use anything to help preach their message of hate.the bible thumpers will have a humg dinger for the oil spill.

    Posted by: walter | Jun 4, 2010 10:07:35 AM

  3. The ratings were up with Adam Lambert dah.

    Ellen was a terrible fit not for her lesbianism. She never jelled, wasn't a compelling character and didn't have much to say.

    The ratings should have been up. It was Simon's last season. It turns out Simon is no good without his foil Paula Abdul.

    Paula also had an affinity for bring along the more interesting contestants. Not mocking them for being different. Apparently people like tune in for different, not just plain old vanilla.

    Check out "bring back crazy" more on point of why the show failed - written on Ellen first night on the show. Not after the show is done.

    Posted by: mark russo | Jun 4, 2010 10:10:07 AM

  4. Can someone explain his opening paragraph to me? Is he saying Disney and Pixar are successful because they deliver genuine family content, presumably sans lesbos?

    Is he completely effin' retarded? Dory the fish in Finding Nemo is voiced by the exact same lesbian activist!

    Posted by: crispy | Jun 4, 2010 10:18:19 AM

  5. While this years contestants were a bore, maybe Paula Abdul was more important to the show than she got credit for.

    Posted by: lookyloo | Jun 4, 2010 10:18:51 AM

  6. I thought they hated Disney for being pro-gay.

    Posted by: Wes | Jun 4, 2010 10:25:38 AM

  7. I'm sorry, but look at his picture. What is all that. What's going on with all of that.

    He looks like a week old wino wandering in from the city park. Not quite derelicte enough to be shunned on the street yet, but quite obviously 3/4 in the bag all the time.

    His dark clothes have just started to stain, and he's getting a bit of a tan from sleeping on benches.

    I also have to imagine he is starting to develop a goiter.

    Posted by: Gridlock | Jun 4, 2010 10:30:21 AM

  8. And let's ignore what the rent-boy double life of Christian ministers in the news, or the lack of action on GLOBAL Catholic pedophile priests has done to membership in their respective orders...

    Idol suffers because of an OUT, PROUD lesbian... not because... um... the show just sucks.

    Posted by: Rad | Jun 4, 2010 10:30:55 AM

  9. Well, he got the press he was looking for.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 4, 2010 10:49:10 AM

  10. First of all, this guy looks like a midwestern (no offense) closet case. Second, how come he does not explain why Ellen is one of the most successful daytime talk-show hosts in history? Ellen's appeal is universal and her own show's audience is testament to that.

    Posted by: Chelsea | Jun 4, 2010 10:54:04 AM

  11. Quite right, Chelsea. And if "American Idol" is collapsing because of Teh Ghey then how does he explain Adam Lambert.

    Well he doesn't of course. These Fundie freaks make up their own "facts."

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jun 4, 2010 11:01:51 AM

  12. I didn't know this guy was an expert on TV marketing. What a multi-talented guy.

    Take all the mos off AI and you wouldn't have much left, would you?

    Posted by: JusticeontheRocks | Jun 4, 2010 11:04:09 AM

  13. I strongly recommend ______ B l a c k W h i t e C u p i d * C o m ______ to you where I just found my interracial boyfriend! You know it is a great place to meet black men and beautiful women. What's kind of relationship do you want?

    Posted by: Kyle | Jun 4, 2010 11:18:44 AM

  14. Wow, that photo of him is the gayest thing I've ever seen. How much Vaseline can one lens hold?

    AI was gay long before Ellen arrived, and Adam was a dream come true for them, and it didn't get much gayer than his performances. It's natural for a show to get tired after so many years, and the performers this season weren't particularly compelling. Ellen didn't influence things much one way or another.

    Gary may know a lot about homosexual benders, but I'm guessing they have nothing to do with AI.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 4, 2010 11:20:05 AM

  15. G A Y F A C E.

    Posted by: MarkDC | Jun 4, 2010 11:34:06 AM

  16. So says the gay-looking man with the Cybil Shepard/Barbara Walters lens filter.

    Posted by: Dusty | Jun 4, 2010 11:36:03 AM


    Stop pimping The Gays in your elections and ballot measures.

    Stop demonizing The Gays as dangerous predators out to destroy you and your children.

    Stop pretending The Gays are filthy, disgusting, promiscuous, disease vectoring whores. Denigrating Gay sexuality while denying equal recognition and protection to committed Gay relationships betrays your hypocrisy...and intent.

    Stop terrorizing, attacking, beating and killing The Gays in your streets and your schools and your courts and your legislatures.

    Stop pretending The Gays imagine and exaggerate your tyranny. Conveniently absolving yourselves of guilt, projecting delusion and culpability in one genius stroke.

    Posted by: MarkDC | Jun 4, 2010 11:38:28 AM

  18. It tanked because she absolutly sucks the life out of it, not because she's gay. I wish Katy Perry would return and smash her and Kara's heads into each other.

    Posted by: David | Jun 4, 2010 11:56:48 AM

  19. Hopefully this press release helps him raise enough money to employ a professional photographer, and stop having his photo taken at the Olan Mills in Milwaukee.

    Posted by: James | Jun 4, 2010 12:01:33 PM

  20. This guy is mindless. AI ratings have been going down for years. The big problem this year was the contestants! Too bland, too generic, and, with the exception of Crystal, not majorly talented. If anything, Ellen HELPED what ratings there were.

    Which brings me to the point of why reprint these asshat comments from non-entities? It just encourages them.

    Posted by: romeo | Jun 4, 2010 12:07:49 PM

  21. As Crispy said, Finding Nemo is the biggest money making Pixar movie of all time with 867 million dollars... character voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. So the self-loathing major closet-case's theory is easily disproven. Her being a lesbian didn't stop anyone from going to see the movie.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Jun 4, 2010 12:08:07 PM

  22. Typical rightwing babble.

    Has this munchkin ever bothered to look at Ellen's ratings? They're skyhigh as is her popularity. Yes, even among "Christians." Ellen's not there because she's a lesbian or a "left wing activist" (which she isn't). She's on the show because she's super popular, something I can't say for any anti-abortion activist.

    Posted by: Jason | Jun 4, 2010 12:14:44 PM

  23. BTW Andrew --- this man's audience are the people who the head of GLAAD was speaking about when he said the Red State people do not give two hoots about Ellen.

    It is code for BIGOTS.

    Get it now.... or are you yet another Blogger who thinks he has it all figured out at your keyboard and the gay organizations have it all wrong.

    Check yourself out for Narcisstic Personality Disorder bub.

    Posted by: Walter | Jun 4, 2010 12:20:01 PM

  24. D E V I L F A C E

    Posted by: veg | Jun 4, 2010 12:35:53 PM

  25. OK...wasn't American Idol still the highest rated show in it's time slot every night that it was on? Even if ratings have dropped, it still kicks every other show's ass...

    Posted by: SeekerSTL | Jun 4, 2010 3:22:14 PM

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