Skip to comments.Nuclear Blast on TV's '24' Causes Fallout for Fox (PC crybaby alert)
Posted on 01/16/2007 6:06:00 AM PST by rintense
"How much longer? I hear someone," says the nervous terrorist with a heavy Middle Eastern accent, just before U.S. agents storm a warehouse where a nuclear device is being assembled. Confusion reigns, drama builds, the device is detonated and a mushroom cloud looms over Los Angeles. Such is primetime television in the age of terrorism, or as some critics charge, has "24" gone too far?
"It's the closest television comes to roller coasters," said David Bianculli, television critic for the New York Daily News. "It works well dramatically, and as far as feeding fears, that's what '24' is all about."
Sut Jhally, co-producer and co-director of the film "Hijacking Catastrophe," says the dramatic action in the show creates a dangerous climate in which the public loses some of its perspective on what's real and what's not. Of course that may be a minority opinion given the show's enormous popularity.
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"Too far" is watching a rerun of some guy with a pierced scrotum on "Jackass".
ABC is just jealous of 24's ratings.
can't have the sheeple seeing what might happen if we lose the war, can we?
As eyespy and I discussed this morning, what we learned from watching 24 Sunday night and last night is that if your neighbors go to beat the crap out of a Muslim neighbor, let them. That Muslim neighbor might just be a terrorist.
and by all means go armed!
No, Arabs reinforce stereotypes about Arabs.
I also learned what can happen to our country when a weak President gets in office - one that caves in to terrorist's demands.
I am a huge fan of 24 and have noticed this year, a lot more "Are we violating somebody's rights??? (whine, whine) being done and some not-so-veiled attacks on the Bush administration.
Ironically though, they also have some interesting contradictions to that...like the time Jack is torturing a guy and he decides the suspect has no more information because he "sees it in his eyes", then his Islamic traitor ally sticks a knife in the guy's kneecap and the guy starts spilling info. In other words, TORTURE WORKED!
The fact is, there ARE suitcase nukes out there, and there ARE Islamofacists that would use one in a heartbeat if they could.
Unlike in 24, it won't go off in a remote warehouse, it will go off adjacent to a football stadium full of people, or a business district at 2pm.
The ABC critic doesn't know the difference between nuclear power and nuclear bomb. ABC is sad because FOX is doing so well vs. the lies of the alphabet media's biased news and programs.
Really? I think its a load of crap. The entire article. Oh, and once they stated that line about FOX having a political propaganda, the article lost all credibility.
However, as near as I can tell, after two democrat presidents with appropriately PC aides, in 24-world the USA is now suffering terrorist attacks every day, the democrat Chief of Staff (who looks like Bill Kristol) is trying to set up concentration camps, the Chinese are up to something, and this was the first detonation of FIVE nuclear devices which were brought into the US.
While some people are carping that the show haas moved left, it appears to me we are seeing the alternate universe if Gore had won the election in 2000.
it also tells us no matter how nice that muslim neighbor is, they are definitely hiding something, and just might be that next out of the closet terrorist.
The best lesson is the American family believing that if they only give in to the jihadists that they will somehow be spared, only to learn (too late) that they will only be satisfied by further death and destruction--without end. President Palmer also learns this lesson, as he releases the prisoners in exchange for yet another Muslim lie.
We are subjected to movies and tv specials about the what if scenarios of super volcanoes, the impending doom of ice ages, earthquake and tsunami fear mongering, but don't dare mention a threat that is most assuredly very real and very now.
AH HAH! Now I understand why they brought in Wayne as Pres. He's a bigger weeny than Logan ever could hope to be!
The new President on "24" has to be a democrat.
I only wish Fox had not put "24" up against the Golden Globes. If they are trying to educate Americans, then they need ratings to do it. The Globes slaughtered "24" in the ratings (per Drudge)
Yep. The MSM wants to avoid all fact and reality. They are the ones perpetrating fear, not shows like 24.
WOW....BIG NEWS FLASH!
It seems as if ABC doesn't like Fox, who would know?
Rather than making people think in more PC terms, most people watching wanted to smack her up the side of the head.
Of course the new president is a democrat. Everyone know that WASP's are Republican and wouldn't allow it.
well I never liked the show but
if pms media really is crying about it
I am going to become a fan and I will tape and watch and send fan mail just to boost the ratings
msm the scurge of modern world
That's not what you learn. The family was right to intervene at that point. What you learned is that if that same person turns out to be a terrorist, you cannot give in to their demands, no matter what the cost.
Since the first President Palmer was identified as a democrat on the show, I assume that his brother is one, too.
Sut Jhally's, Hijacking Catastrophe(68 min) is not a movie about 9/11, rather an indictment of American imperialism, and the New American Century, the idea of military dominance and forced culturation part of neo-conservatism, the Wolfowicz Doctirne. (Movie Review)
LOL, great point!
I saw that scene as showing that Jack had lost his edge after being tortured in a Chinese prison for two years, and that had affected his ability to do what needed to be done. (cough)MCCAIN!(cough)
"I only wish Fox had not put "24" up against the Golden Globes. If they are trying to educate Americans, then they need ratings to do it. The Globes slaughtered "24" in the ratings (per Drudge)"
I thought Drudge's headline meant that 24 was shut out of winning any awards.
LOL. And the writer complains that the show is propoganda and is not surprised it's on Fox. Surprisingly enough though, the reporter contradicts himself and details how ABC and some other networks showed movies which feature nuclear bombs. Of course, those weren't propoganda, just entertainment, something Hollyweird can't admit about "24".
The notion of 'going down a road we can't turn back from' was kinda silly. If that were true, Muslims would have been in detention facilities years ago, just like the Japanese during WWII.
Iran threatens worse daily in REALITY, and the media complains about FICTION!
I need to start watching this show.
That's how I saw it as well....and then later on he does do what's needed by offing Curtis (much to his own personal terror over it).
"Oh, and once they stated that line about FOX having a political propaganda, the article lost all credibility."
I can't believe they refuse to admit the obvious. FOX has an agenda... one guiding principle, make money. FOX would give us 24 hours of nothing but The 3 Stooges if it would boost ratings. FOX has decided having a conservative lean will get them the most viewers. They're right.
ABC? What no mention of Path to 9/11? I guess they are back on the PC plantation.