By: Ayla Acosta
Currently, I am taking the COM class Sports, Media, and Communication, in which we have discussed the importance (and quite frankly annoying) presence of politics in sports. It seems obvious that sports and politics should remain separate, but as I look at other forms of media such as television programs, I begin to realize that it is not possible to avoid the combination of anything and politics.
A prime example of this is seen in Season 6, Episode 2 of New Girl “Hubbedy Bubby.” In this episode, Jess and Cece are openly supporting Hillary Clinton while Schmidt (apprently) is refusing to vote. The girls recruit young women from a college, Jess dresses as Donald Trump and yells at some cars, all while Cece is deciding whether or not she should attend a 4-year college. Although I am not an all-knowledgable human about New Girl, I do see this scenario as a stretch. Could producers be searching for a new way to reach a younger audience? Did Hillary Clinton’s campagin pay for the production of this episode as a way of propoganda?
Read this article and let me know your thoughts.