To promote the premiere of its new primetime drama “The Good Wife” starring Julianna Margulies, CBS ran a full-page ad in Thursday’s New York Times with blurbs from The New York Post, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Today.
There was also this blurb, from the Times itself:
“. . . Julianna Margulies channels Jenny, Silda, Hillary and Elizabeth . . . “
That would be Adirondack Jenny Sanford, Spitzee Silda Spitzer, Pilloried Hillary Clinton, and Enabler Elizabeth Edwards.
The blurb would be from New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd, who last month wrote this in a column headlined “Lust, American Style:”
There’s even a TV show inspired by the wives of misbehaving politicians — women who long to never hear the words “long suffering” again. In the new CBS drama “The Good Wife,” Julianna Margulies channels Jenny, Silda, Hillary and Elizabeth, summoning stoicism even when her teenage daughter tells her, “Some girl said Dad slept with a hooker my age.”
So – what? – Dowd can’t get a byline in some puffed-up primetime-premiere plug?
O tempora! O mores!