History Main / BigotVsBigot

18th Sep '17 11:07:18 PM GroLor
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The two mayoral candidates featured in the ''Series/WillAndGrace'' episode "Star-Spangled Banter". The female candidate supported by Grace opens by announcing how nice it is to see so many white faces attending her fundraiser, while the gay candidate favored by Will on a rant about things like driving all of the homeless out of the city, and keeping women in the home.

to:

* The two mayoral candidates featured in the ''Series/WillAndGrace'' episode "Star-Spangled Banter". The female candidate supported by Grace opens by announcing how nice it is to see so many white faces attending her fundraiser, while the gay candidate favored by Will on a rant ranted about things like driving all of the homeless out of the city, city and keeping women in the home.
16th Feb '17 7:37:39 AM Jake18
Is there an issue? Send a Message


For instance, if a liberal and conservative are paired together, the liberal will be a [[AnythingThatMoves pansexual]], peace-loving to the point of StupidGood, vegan hippie anarchist with a penchant for wild conspiracy theories, and the conservative will be a rich, homophobic, {{Fundamentalist}} Christian with a thick country accent [[TheUnfettered who thinks]] [[KnightTemplar the U.S. should blow up Iran]]. This ensures (hopefully) there will be lots and lots of HamToHamCombat, but also that there is no one on the show a more balanced person could relate to.

to:

For instance, if a liberal and conservative are paired together, the liberal will be a [[AnythingThatMoves pansexual]], peace-loving to the point of StupidGood, vegan hippie anarchist with a penchant for wild conspiracy theories, and the conservative will be a rich, homophobic, {{Fundamentalist}} Christian with a thick [[DeepSouth country accent accent]] [[TheUnfettered who thinks]] [[KnightTemplar the U.S. should blow up Iran]]. This ensures (hopefully) there will be lots and lots of HamToHamCombat, but also that there is no one on the show a more balanced person could relate to.



* ''Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy'' is a ''Series/WifeSwap copy'' forces together people with opposing background and life-styles.

to:

* ''Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy'' is a ''Series/WifeSwap copy'' that forces together people with opposing background and life-styles.
11th Feb '17 7:31:34 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In recent decades, cable news shows have been increasingly hosting loudly ranting panelists with inflammatory views. They're the kind of people who would ''never'' have been allowed on the air on the major networks in the past, even during the Fairness Doctrine era especially if these loud guests hold views opposite to most viewers or to the news program itself (if said program has a sociopolitical agenda). At its worst, this setup leads to the "discussion" devolving into a shouting match or even name-calling, giving the lie to the notion that the program is merely "being fair and allowing all views to be expressed." An arguable low point was when Michelle Malkin, guest-hosting ''TheOReillyFactor'', brought some loud-mouthed members of the New Black Panther Party on as guests, apparently just to see what would happen. Malkin and the Panther spokesman ended up calling each other whores.

to:

* In recent decades, cable news shows have been increasingly hosting loudly ranting panelists with inflammatory views. They're the kind of people who would ''never'' have been allowed on the air on the major networks in the past, even during the Fairness Doctrine era especially if these loud guests hold views opposite to most viewers or to the news program itself (if said program has a sociopolitical agenda). At its worst, this setup leads to the "discussion" devolving into a shouting match or even name-calling, giving the lie to the notion that the program is merely "being fair and allowing all views to be expressed." An arguable low point was when Michelle Malkin, guest-hosting ''TheOReillyFactor'', ''Series/TheOReillyFactor'', brought some loud-mouthed members of the New Black Panther Party on as guests, apparently just to see what would happen. Malkin and the Panther spokesman ended up calling each other whores.
6th Jan '17 12:40:56 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Frequently seen in ''The Dr. Phil House'', providing further evidence that ''[[DoctorPhil Dr. Phil]]'' has morphed from a TalkShow into a {{Reality Show}} in all but name.

to:

* Frequently seen in ''The Dr. Phil House'', providing further evidence that ''[[DoctorPhil ''[[Series/DoctorPhil Dr. Phil]]'' has morphed from a TalkShow into a {{Reality Show}} in all but name.
23rd Jul '16 12:36:25 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A curious case happened on ''Gran Hermano'', the spanish version of ''BigBrother''. They brought a white transsexual and a black Muslim as [[TokenMinority Token Minorities]] without knowing (or so they say) that the {{transsexual}} was racist and the Muslim was transphobic.
* ''BigBrother'', no matter which version you're watching. One season they carried it to new heights when Big Brother US cast couples who had broken up (acrimoniously, of course).

to:

* A curious case happened on ''Gran Hermano'', the spanish Spanish version of ''BigBrother''.''Series/BigBrother''. They brought a white transsexual and a black Muslim as [[TokenMinority Token Minorities]] without knowing (or so they say) that the {{transsexual}} was racist and the Muslim was transphobic.
* ''BigBrother'', ''Series/BigBrother'', no matter which version you're watching. One season they carried it to new heights when Big Brother US cast couples who had broken up (acrimoniously, of course).
20th Jul '16 5:31:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Used by the DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[SociopathicHero Ananse the spider]] in an African folktale. Ananse owed debts to all the other animals in the jungle, so he secretly arranged to meet with them one at a time. But this was a lie: while one animal was seated in his parlor waiting for the debt settlement to begin, Ananse would keep bringing in an animal that was the natural predator of the one already there, knowing full well that the former would kill and eat the latter. He kept doing this, working his way up through the food chain, until only two of his creditors were left - a lion and a leopard who were equally matched as carnivores. So Ananse ambushed and killed them both while they were fighting each other, and in this way managed to cancel out all his debts with relatively little blood on his own hands.

to:

* Used by the DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[SociopathicHero Ananse the spider]] in an African folktale. Ananse owed debts to all the other animals in the jungle, so he secretly arranged to meet with them one at a time. But this was a lie: while one animal was seated in his parlor waiting for the debt settlement to begin, Ananse would keep bringing in an animal that was the natural predator of the one already there, knowing full well that the former would kill and eat the latter. He kept doing this, working his way up through the food chain, until only two of his creditors were left - a lion and a leopard who were equally matched as carnivores. So Ananse ambushed and killed them both while they were fighting each other, and in this way managed to cancel out all his debts with relatively little blood on his own hands.
20th Jul '16 10:04:56 AM Folamh3
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This fighting will be completely pointless, of course, since both sides will be far too narrow-minded to even consider the other side's arguments. Both sides will also be too stubborn to see this, or the fact that they're NotSoDifferent. Their issues with each other may be inexplicably resolved when the show ends with the Apology Scene. (Interesting how they only decide to apologize when the show's about to end, though ManipulativeEditing might have a hand in that.)

to:

This fighting will be completely pointless, of course, since both sides will be far too narrow-minded to even consider the other side's arguments. Both sides will also be too stubborn to see this, or the fact that they're NotSoDifferent.NotSoDifferent (this can overlap with TheHorseshoeEffect). Their issues with each other may be inexplicably resolved when the show ends with the Apology Scene. (Interesting how they only decide to apologize when the show's about to end, though ManipulativeEditing might have a hand in that.)
20th Mar '16 9:24:36 PM 10-13-2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


In the more farcical fictional works, an extremely perverse showman might [[TheChessmaster deliberately bring together differing factions he knows full well will try to]] ''[[TheChessmaster kill]]'' [[TheChessmaster each other]], either for [[PassThePopcorn sadistic entertainment]] or for some other flagrantly selfish purpose.

to:

In the more farcical fictional works, an extremely perverse showman might [[TheChessmaster deliberately bring together differing factions factions]] [[LetsYouAndHimFight he knows full well will try to]] ''[[TheChessmaster ''[[LetsYouAndHimFight kill]]'' [[TheChessmaster [[LetsYouAndHimFight each other]], either for [[PassThePopcorn sadistic entertainment]] or for some other flagrantly selfish purpose.



* In recent decades, cable news shows have been increasingly hosting loudly ranting panelists with inflammatory views - the kind of people who would ''never'' have been allowed on the air on the major networks in the past, even during the Fairness Doctrine era - especially if these loud guests hold views opposite to most viewers or to the news program itself (if said program has a sociopolitical agenda). At its worst, this setup leads to the "discussion" devolving into a shouting match or even name-calling, giving the lie to the notion that the program is merely "being fair and allowing all views to be expressed." An arguable low point was when Michelle Malkin, guest-hosting ''TheOReillyFactor'', brought some loud-mouthed members of the New Black Panther Party on as guests, apparently just to see what would happen. Malkin and the Panther spokesman ended up calling each other whores.

to:

* In recent decades, cable news shows have been increasingly hosting loudly ranting panelists with inflammatory views - views. They're the kind of people who would ''never'' have been allowed on the air on the major networks in the past, even during the Fairness Doctrine era - especially if these loud guests hold views opposite to most viewers or to the news program itself (if said program has a sociopolitical agenda). At its worst, this setup leads to the "discussion" devolving into a shouting match or even name-calling, giving the lie to the notion that the program is merely "being fair and allowing all views to be expressed." An arguable low point was when Michelle Malkin, guest-hosting ''TheOReillyFactor'', brought some loud-mouthed members of the New Black Panther Party on as guests, apparently just to see what would happen. Malkin and the Panther spokesman ended up calling each other whores.
12th Jan '16 4:14:59 PM TheRedRedKroovy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder: Reality Television]]

to:

[[folder: Reality Non-Scripted Television]]


Added DiffLines:

* The Buckley/Vidal debates in 1968 were the TropeMakers for the modern [[PompousPoliticalPundit 'talking head' political talk show]]. Creator/{{ABC}} didn't have the money to provide full news coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions that year, so instead, they hosted a series of debates between a pair of East Coast intellectuals and bitter ideological rivals, the conservative William F. Buckley, Jr. and the leftist Creator/GoreVidal. Among the highlights of the debates, Vidal called Buckley a [[GodwinsLaw 'crypto-Nazi']], to which Buckley responded by calling Vidal a 'queer' and threatening to [[TalkToTheFist punch him in the face]].
15th Dec '15 11:52:48 AM cdrood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** George and Archie argued when it was believed another black family was moving onto the street. When it was discovered the family was Puerto Rican, George joined with Archie.
This list shows the last 10 events of 38. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.BigotVsBigot