Yeah, if you want to see just how far Archie Bunker would make it today, read this account
of the assault on "2 Broke Girls" at the Television Critics Association get together with the networks this week. What had me rolling with laughter was this exchange:
Later in the session, when the reporter persisted in trying to find out whether or not King had made changes to the show at the behest of CBS, King asked the reporter his name (it was Tim Molloy of TheWrap.com). "So you're Irish," King said. "I'm Irish. We've identified your sexual problem."
Being of Irish heritage myself, I found it hilarious but I'm sure some of my uptight relatives would not - older ones because they are "ethnically sensitive" (meaning they're Archie Bunkers) and younger ones because everything just must be politically correct.
Keep in mind that every broadcast network made a presentation to these clowns at the Television Critics Association and instead of dealing with the multitude of economic problems facing broadcast TV, this is what they devoted time to - political correctness.
Apparently the critics don't watch FX, AMC, HBO, Showtime, etc. Oh wait, those are the channels that have all the shows they shower with praise using words like "smart" and "edgy."
At least Archie Bunker was portrayed simply as a bigot which is different from a hypocrite like the critics, by which in this context I mean "a person who pretends to have principles but whose actions belie stated beliefs."
Sorry, I get irked whenever I think about the "politically correct" movement.