Red flags and outrage flare when ABC announces abrupt cancellation of popular ‘conservative’ sitcom

Comedian Tim Allen’s sitcom “Last Man Standing” has been pulled from ABC despite having above-average ratings that Deadline describes as “very respectable for any night and especially Friday.”

The show’s mass appeal was refreshing to many as it aimed to highlight America’s heartland. The Friday time-slot captured a very important demographic, which resulted in 6.4 million same-day viewers.

Tim Allen speaks on stage at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

As Deadline explained, “while most returning shows were down year-to-year 20-30%, LMS was virtually flat, off just by 5% in total viewers and adults 18-49.”

So why would the network take down a show doing so well?

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Deadline sheds light on why the cancellation was more than likely political as Tim Allen’s character greatly resembles a Republican.

He’s a political conservative and devout Christian adhering to traditional American values, the blue-collar comedy appeals to viewers in the Heartland, a constituency that helped elect Donald Trump as president and has been energized post-election as evidenced by the ratings success of new USA drama Shooter.

While in character, Allen offered several quips and jabs at Hillary Clinton, political correctness, and Democrats in general.

John Nolte from the Daily Wire offered strong analysis for why this is a much bigger issue than many realize.

ABC television network is owned by Disney, a rabidly left-wing company run by Bob Iger, who, for years, has been a huge supporter of both Bill and Hillary Clinton. In order to protect the Clintons, Iger has gone so far as to eat $40 million. The Path to 9/11 was a popular 2006 miniseries that offered only light criticism of Bill Clinton’s handling of Osama bin Laden. Although the original idea was to rerun the program every September 11, Iger has not only refused to rerun it even once (losing all that advertising revenue), he won’t even release it on home video.

No one better understands the power of popular culture than those who work in it. They know that if even one is allowed to get through, a Path to 9/11, a Last Man Standing, a Duck Dynasty, a Passion of the Christ, a 13 Hours, a Fox News, that it must be crushed, toxified, or memory-holed out of the fear that those brainwashed by popular culture might discover another side to the story. And then there is the intolerable risk that a success might breed more of them.

Many fans of the show stormed social media to call out the Network for taking down a show for political reasons:

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