So why exactly are so many giant megacorporations willing to produce media with strong anti-corporate sentiment? Why put something on the air that specifically promotes actions to be taken against them?
Let's take Superstore. The show follows the employees of fictional Walmart knockoff Cloud 9 as they learn to laugh, love, and live despite minimum-wage paychecks and the fact that they all call Missouri home. It highlights the human costs of inadequate maternity leave, shit insurance, and no paid sick days, all of which prompt the workers to start organizing. After the evil corporate higher-ups get wind of these efforts, they sic a team of ICE agents on the store and undocumented employee Mateo is arrested -- a testament to the depths corporations are willing to sink. The Season 4 finale ends with a declaration of unionization, clearly presented as a victory.
All of that seems somewhat antithetical to NBCUniversal, a company that really doesn't seem to hold unions in the highest regard. Aren't the suits at 30 Rock worried that their own employees might get ideas? No! Not at all!