Yes, I'm TRSing my own trope.
A couple months after I launched it I wandered onto the discussion tab and discovered that "neocon" didn't mean what I thought it meant (it actually refers to the so-called "California Republican", one who is fiscally conservative but socially liberal, when I thought it just meant arch-conservative). I'd like to get a name more indicative of the trope definition.
A neocon isn't fiscally conservative and socially liberal. If anything, it's the opposite - they're okay with deficits and like spending massively on defense, but they're as socially conservative as any other conservative.
Maybe it was different in the 70s... anyway, besides neocon, "newscaster" isn't exactly accurate either, is it? I think this trope covers pundits and talkshow personalities more that literal newscasters, whose personal beliefs are rarely relevant.
Blame Eddie for that part. I went with his name suggestion after you pointed out I was misusing Expy in the original name, Glenn Bexpy. And you're right about what this is supposed to cover: basically fictional versions of Glenn Beck or whoever.
Honestly, I really do think something like Fictional Glenn Beck Analogue (except ... better) would be the best way to go, as I couldn't figure out the trope at first but easily got it when I saw him mentioned.
I just don't know how widely recognized his name is outside the US.
So is the trope "Any pundit with conservative views" or is it "A particular stereotypical depiction of conservative pundits"?
And why limit this to one particular viewpoint?
Pompous Political Pundit could cover the whole spectrum.
Well, the reason why the right-wing version is so popular isn't because of Glen Beck but because of of Rush Limbaugh.
But stil, I think it best to make broad enough to encompase a Keith Olberman paradoy, even if those aren't as common.
Alternative Titles: Neocon Newscaster
28th May '13 4:31:17 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
The previous crowner agreed to broaden Neocon Newscaster to encompass non-conservative political pundits. With that in mind, what should the new name be?