NBC’s Law and Order: SVU has always been a reliable series to find liberal bias, whether it includes painting Christians as rape apologists or gender fluidity as “cool.” But I think we were overdue for an episode that gives us a real, honest glimpse of what the show thinks of the right. Look no further than this week's episode title “Info Wars.”
The January 31 episode follows the sexual assault case of a fictional right-wing political pundit named Martha Cobb (Rhea Seehorn) at a rally on a college campus. Right off the bat, Martha is introduced giving a speech and mocking her protestors like a knockoff Ann Coulter, because I’m pretty sure that’s the only breed of conservative woman that exists to NBC.
The rally quickly dissolves into chaos when both Antifa and white supremacist groups clash with each other. As the conservative who organized the rally states, "We hate being associated with that crap [white supremacy], but it's not our place to turn people away.” Sadly, once the chaos clears, Martha is found to have been beaten and sexually assaulted with the pole of a protest sign in an alley near the event. (There's something extremely troubling about a show that rapes a character who is clearly based on a real person. Is this some sick liberal fantasy?)
In the meantime, the members of the NYPD precinct all develop mixed feelings regarding the case. Early on, a debate ensues between the detectives on Martha herself.