The show portrays government and large corporations as callous entities that take advantage of the common worker. Bush made a speech during his re-election campaign that ignited the feud between the Simpsons and the Bushes.Thus, the writers often portray authority figures in an unflattering or negative light; in The Simpsons, politicians are corrupt, ministers such as Reverend Lovejoy are indifferent to churchgoers, and the local police force is both incompetent and corrupt. At that point family values were the cornerstone of Bush's campaign platform.Now that I myself am sometimes interviewed, often by inexperienced journalists, it's something that I find myself doing: asking the interviewer to check on his recording device.I was such a pathetic sod, that at one point the interview turned into a therapy session as Ms Rozema attempted to console my broken heart, recently made so by an ended relationship.I asked her then what her purpose in life was, and she replied, "To make beautiful things through my art." At the time, I thought it was the stupidest, flakiest and most self-obsessive thing I'd ever heard. I'll also never forget the reception that my interview received, so typical of idiotic, self-important youth.
An America that rejects the incivility, the tide of incivility and the tide of intolerance". When Bush says, "We need a nation closer to the Waltons than the Simpsons," Bart replies "Hey, we're just like the Waltons.
I mentioned the meeting briefly in one of my wrestling columns at the time.)I recall fondly my first "big name" interview, which was arranged by Simon.
It was with film director Patricia Rozema at the so-called "Festival of Festivals", which is what the Toronto International Film Festival was called back then.
I wrote mostly arts reviews, and rarely something more serious.
The experience, without a doubt, helped me to develop the skills and discipline to become a professional writer.