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The season finale of the Paramount+ series, The Good Fight, has generated controversy following its premiere Thursday by centering its plot on an accusation of homosexual assault against Ron DeSantis, Florida’s re-elected Republican governor.
In the last episode of the sixth season of this judicial drama -a spin-off of The Good Wife-, a scene can be seen in which a recurring character of the series, who is characterized as being quarrelsome, declares before the protagonist lawyers that he has been sexually assaulted by Ron DeSantis, who forced him to perform oral sex after a CPAC conference.
The character, who claims to have been a worker in DeSantis’ office, shows a Florida propaganda T-shirt with a semen stain whose DNA would incriminate Ron DeSantis.
The Good Fight: anything can be done?
The fact that a television series uses a real public person with a name and surname for its plot -no matter how fictitious it is- is really shocking. Movies and series are usually very cautious with references to people and events in the real world, but The Good Fight does not seem to have minded skipping all ethical -and perhaps legal- limits in order to mock the Republican Party.
The uproar in social media has not been long in coming and many users have criticized the plot and questioned the legality of the content. Ironically, many progressive users who crow so much about the limits of freedom of speech, now hide behind it to defend the creative freedom of the series.
They have even dared to defend this departure from the tone of the series by saying that later in the chapter the accusation is proven false, going so far as to mock those who criticize the scene for not putting it in context with the plot of the entire chapter.
The Democrat hypocrisy is blatant and insulting, as it is unimaginable that a television series that would dare to use a Democrat as the target of its mockery could get away with something like this unscathed. But to top it all off, in this episode, the false accusation is not even made by a Democratic character to tarnish the reputation of Ron DeSantis, but it turns out to be a Trump supporter, who does it so that the former president is better positioned in the Republican primaries for the 2024 elections.
The level of partisanship of the scriptwriters is insane and they haven’t even had the dissimulation to apportion blame a bit, instead using a foul smear of semen to attack DeSantis, and the lying character also happens to be a Republican, while the Democrats come out of the episode unscathed and untainted.
Once the midterm elections are over, it seems evident that the Democratic media and cultural machinery have been set in motion for the 2024 presidential elections, and it has done so by stepping on the gas pedal to the fullest, without any limits, blushes, or concealment.
Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.
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