RUSH: Are any of you watching Narcos? Netflix. Well, this is season 3 that premiered on Friday. It was about Pablo Escobar and the cocaine trade. He ran the Medellin cartel. Pablo Escobar was killed on the rooftops and a quartet of cocaine leaders led by the Rodriguez brothers essentially took over, and they became the Cali cartel.
Well, season 3 deals with the Rodriguez brothers and the other two that formed the four person leadership, and what happened to them and the DEA’s efforts to bring them to heel. It’s a good show. I mean, it’s one of these things that’s fiction, but it’s really, really close to actual events. Minor things changed here and there. And the critics love it.
I must confess, I watched all 10 episodes over the weekend. But that’s not the point. The point is there’s something that happened in this that the media’s going crazy over; they just love it! It’s one of the greatest things that’s ever happened in television, if you listen to the critics.
Are you watching? I’ll tell you. Are you watching Narcos? You guys haven’t seen Narcos? Well, it’s good. I mean, it’s rough. It’s brutal. It’s gory. It’s an R-rated type of thing. But it’s good. It’s a good production. Pablo Pascal is one of the lead characters. He played Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones and a couple other things.
Anyway, let me take a break. I’ll tell you what the media’s going nuts over on this show when we get. It’ll make total sense when you hear it.
RUSH: Here’s the Netflix and Narco story. One of the four bad guys, one of the primary four bad guys in season 3 of Narcos is gay. A gay drug lord. And he was. It’s factually correct he was openly gay. The four-headed monster of the Cali cartel. And the media is praising this as a great, great advance for homosexuality and the gay cause to have such a brave portrayal as a gay drug king.
In other words, the media, I mean, they’re really going overboard praising this, if you read the reviews, as I do, and I read everything. This guy is a murdering drug lord. This guy is a cruel SOB, and they’re praising this guy for being out. And they’re praising the producers for being more accepting of this kind of gay portrayal in 2017.
To me, it is amazing that it is so important to advance in the media the gay agenda, that even if the character is a murderous thug, the people who write the program and act it and produce it are treated as heroes. And it’s said to be a wonderful advancement for the gay cause. It’s just leaving me scratching my head. Really?
It’s an advancement of the gay cause to have an openly gay character who is a murderous SOB drug lord kingpin? It just shows you the — I don’t know, not desperation, but the overall agenda here. It’s kind of mind-boggling. And the praise for this character is as though it’s an actual major achievement.
RUSH: No, no. My point is that the gay drug lord is an advancement. What if Robert E. Lee could have been proven to be gay, would his statues still be standing? Would what he did wrong be overlooked? Well, I’m just asking, based on the Narcos review.