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Conservatives Call on Congress to Investigate Cancellation of ABC Sitcom

Tuesday May 16, 2017

It's that time of year again when TV executives decide which shows get renewed and which ones get the ax. And although they did a collective victory dance over ABC's cancellation of the Dan Savage-inspired sitcom "The Real O'Neals," religious conservatives are in an uproar over the Disney-owned network's decision to pull the plug on "Last Man Standing" starring Tim Allen. One petition is calling for a congressional investigation.

The religious right is in a tizzy over news that ABC's sitcom "Last Man Standing" was cancelled. They are claiming the decision was prompted because of its star Tim Allen's right wing views (instead of scheduling reasons as ABC said in a statement). Petitions are being circulated. Boycotts are being threatened. And there are even calls for Congress to get involved.

"Last Man Standing is one of the only shows on broadcast television, and the only sitcom, that is not constantly shoving liberal ideals down the throats of the viewers. And sadly, that is likely the real reason the show has been cancelled," reads a Change.org petition calling for the boycott.

Another online petition takes a hard right turn into conspiracy town. This petition on PetitionCongress.org is demanding a congressional investigation into the matter.

"With a plethora of ultra-liberal shows available on television, this show stood out from the rest and motivated conservatives who voted for President Trump. Please demand that Congress investigate whether 'LMS' was cancelled for political reasons," the PetitionCongress.org petition reads.

Hate group happy website LifeSite News was also in on the conspiracy theory. A piece published to the conservative Christian website on Monday balked that ABC renewed "Modern Family" (which they label "LGBT-promoting") for two more seasons with "significant salary increases for all six of the liberal show's stars.


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