Reynolds explanation is, "It moved left, hemorrhaged viewers". There's certainly a good deal of truth to that. For years L&O was my favorite show, though the move further leftward has been obvious for some time. It was still a good show, and the leftward tilt was balanced a good deal by Fred Thompson who was pretty much allowed to be himself.
After Thompson left, things got worse but I continued watching out of sheer inertia. I finally gave up this season, though I don't even remember what the final outrage was.
There was a time when this show was really important to me. In college, the year my sister died, we didn't have much in common, but we had L&O. Every Wednesday night after devotional I'd walk over to my sister's house and we'd watch together. It was one of the few things we did together and I treasure the memories.
However, I can't really be sad about the show dying.
In other news, Heroes was cancelled. There's a show that blew it's potential. The first season was incredibly well done and was a remarkable approach to bringing comic book heroes into the "real world". The second season was proving interesting right up until the writer's strike. When they came back for season 3, the show didn't make any sense at all and I lost interest quickly. I still, however, occasionally finding myself whispering, "Save the cheerleader, save the world."
Does anyone really believe that Obama NOT playing golf will help people caught up in some disaster? Is it the President's job to always act miserable and never enjoy himself anytime something bad happens to anyone anywhere?
I seriously don't understand why anyone thinks the President's golf habits are at all relevant. There's no relevance that I can see and harping on it just makes the conservative side seem unserious. There really are plenty of legitimate areas to attack. Let's try focusing on them.