Columnist Michael Gerson and commentator Amy Holmes are teaming to start a conservative-oriented talk show on PBS that takes its cue from William F. Buckley’s “Firing Line,” which aired from 1966 to 1999.
The new show, “In Principle,” will air Friday nights starting April 13. PBS will decide after an eight-week run whether to continue.
No guests have been announced yet, but Gerson said he’d like to discuss issues like race, gun control and whether conservatism is the right message for the working class.
Gerson is decidedly anti-Trump. So PBS’s plan is to treat viewers to a “conservative” that bashes the president just like their other programming.
“See people, no one likes Trump.” – PBS
Gerson famously wrote an article thanking God for Jeff Flake and Bob Corker called, “God bless all the anti-Trump Republicans.”
WAPO– Nearly every elected Republican, with a few exceptions such as Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), has been complicit or silent in the face of President Trump’s crazed and cruel political rise.
The current elected voices of this movement — Flake and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) — are heroes of sanity and principle.
And their composite criticism is utterly damning: Americans have elected a president who is dangerously unstable, divisive, childish, nasty, deceptive, self-deluded, morally unfit, deeply unconservative and thus badly wrong on some of the largest issues of our time.
the other elements of an effective response to Trump and Trumpism — a sobering GOP loss of the House, a raft of criminal indictments, further evidence of presidential volatility and incompetence during crisis, the emergence of a charismatic Trump alternative in the GOP — are not within your average representative’s power to produce.
That’s PBS’s version of a conservative.
They might as well have one of the Fourdumb Baldies – Kevin Williamson, Leon Wolf, Evan McMuffin or Ben Howe.
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