According to Bill Kristol and Rick Santorum and other conservatives, there's one reason for a surge in American support for gay marriage: television. But the question is: Which television show? Which television show was it that convinced the majority of Americans to support gay marriage?
We've compiled the various contenders, as nominated by conservative pundits, and subjected them to rigorous scientific and data analysis. And we're pleased to announce that we've identified it.
Suggested by: Conservative pundit Bill Kristol
In a recently released Weekly Standard podcast, Kristol identified two shows that he believes were part of the cultural avalanche that pulled the wool over America's eyes. Think Progress transcribed what he said:
I myself am socially conservative on the marriage issue but even if you’re not, just say what you believe and let the country decide…. This kind of pathetic attempt of ‘Oh my god, young people especially are liberal so let’s just rush to cater to them.’ As if they’re going to respect you if you just embrace the views of some 26-year-old who doesn’t know anything honestly. Can’t adults say young people are sometimes wrong? […]
Gee, this TV show is popular so let’s just throw over thousands of years of history and what the great religions teach and let’s just embrace it because, hey, you don’t want to be on the other side from a TV show that has 20 million viewers.
Twenty-six year-olds were seven when the show came out, which may explain why they don't know anything.