- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The CW Television Network’s “Supergirl” wasted no time Monday night using new addition Lynda Carter for an immigration allegory that blasted “America’s xenophobic right.”

Mrs. Carter, a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter who recently joined “Supergirl” to play a female U.S. president, appeared in this season’s third episode to push the “Alien Amnesty Act of 2016.”

Meanwhile, the show’s hero, played by Melissa Benoist, criticized an opponent of the legislation as beholden to “America’s xenophic right” and the nation’s “lowest common denominator.”

Media watchdog NewsBusters transcribed parts of “Welcome to Earth,” which showed reporter Kara Danvers inserting political opinions into her work.

“There is a difference between truthful reporting and bias reporting,” Mrs. Danvers’ boss said at one point.

“But nothing I wrote was inaccurate. That device is bad, objectively bad,” the hero countered.

The entertainment website A.V. Club also covered the episode by saying its writers were “about as subtle as an anvil.”

“‘Welcome to Earth’ is interested in intersectionality, although it doesn’t name it as such,” the website reported Monday. “But the idea that people can suffer from multiple forms of oppression is brought up by both J’onn and newcomer Detective Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima).”

“Supergirl’s” political turn comes just weeks after Mrs. Carter gave a politically laced interview with Vanity Fair. She called Mrs. Clinton “brilliant’ and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump a “snake oil salesman.”

“To me, the choice is clear,” Mrs. Cater said Sept. 27. “The first thing you hear when you travel is people asking you, ‘has America lost its mind?’ I understand that people want change, but change just for change sake isn’t a good thing.”

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