Haven't read other comments. Am going to answer the OP before reading them.
The first thing I notice about this article is that I cannot find an author's name. I cannot read about the author, I cannot google him and see what rebuttals people have made to him (I'm not really willing to wade into the comments section for it, either). Even clicking on "main" and going to the footer doesn't give me a pen name or a screen name. A domain whois gives me no information. I don't have any idea who is writing this, what their background is, or what their biases may be. That, for me, is a little hinky. I like to know something about an author before I read his views. Is he published? If so, what kind of books does he write? Articles? Who does he write for? What education does he have? What about political leanings? Is it a political website I've been linked to? Is it some random person in the middle of Iowa who is obsessed with mathematics? This makes it difficult to take what the author says in context, because there is no context.
Secondly, I don't watch television and I can come up with modern-day analogues of nearly every one of those entertainers the author showed in that nifty little collage, there. Jean-Luc Picard, meet Horatio Caine. Randy Savage, meet John Cena. And while the author might point out modern roles like that of Charlie Harper from Two and a Half Men
as an example of the 'degeneracy' in modern media, I'd like to answer it by pointing out that Grease
's Danny Zuko was also kind of scummy. So, in fact, was Indiana Jones. Discounting modern media as writing men off as evil or bumbling also ignores the wonderful
portrayal of Professor Xavier in X-Men: First Class
. Not only was he reminiscent of Picard's character in his willingness to gently teach and guide, but he is a new take on an old character that I've personally never seen before. I'm sure someone could dig up an early comic or something and say that Professor X doesn't really count as this decade, but I could also answer that by pointing out that the creator of Indiana Jones wasn't exactly renowned for his originality, either.
I'm not even going to address the load of bullshit about women's earning power as compared to men's, because if you really want the numbers on that, go look up the census data and draw your own conclusions. And Oprah Winfrey is to talk shows what Jerry Springer was to family unity. Puh-lease.
In short, it's really easy to write the author off as bitter and overly nostalgic. Because s/he is.
For the record, the only real thing I agree with is media aspect. Namely this line in the blog post:
Modern entertainment typically shows businessmen as villains, and husbands as bumbling dimwits that are always under the command of the all-powerful wife, who is never wrong.
Most popular comedies follow this formula almost to a T.
Since you're only addressing the media aspect, that is the only aspect I've commented on. (And read, because I could feel my brain cells dying.)