Skip to comments.Fox Forces Climate Crap on "24" (Rush: "that dunce Chloe")
Posted on 04/14/2009 3:43:16 PM PDT by silent_jonny
RUSH: I urged all of you to watch "24" yesterday when we ended the show. I said, "Watch '24.' It's great tonight," and so you watched it, and I've gotten a lot of e-mails 'cause when the show was over, they had that dunce Chloe read some PSA about how she wants everybody to join Jack Bauer to save the world from global warming. I had all these people writing me, "I'm not watching that show again. How dare you tell us to watch that show again? First they had that president do it, and now they're telling everybody to join them." Let me explain to you why this happens. This is not the people at "24" deciding to do this on their own. That ran after the show. It was not part of the show. What I want you people to understand is that television networks, including Fox -- for a host of reasons, like a lot of American business, like all of General Electric -- they're all caught up in this whole notion of global warming.
They think they are gaining customers. They think they are doing good citizenship. So what happens is all of the Fox shows have been ordered by the Fox studio to engage in a more green experience when producing the show, a smaller carbon footprint when producing the show to put these messages on from members of the cast at the end of the show. And of course it's not hard to find cast members that actually believe the stuff. Believe me, there are plenty of cast members at "24" who don't believe this garbage, but there are a few of them that do and they're eager to go out and do this, but this is not the producers of "24"'s idea. This is the Fox network. It's like all the networks and a lot of businesses do it. How many business do you see advertising their product on the basis of "green" this, "green" that?
They think you've all bought into it. They're all populist. They're just trying to relate to you on what you think and get you to buy their product, watch their show, because they're saving the world, and you can, too. "Buy their product, watch their show, because you'll reduce your carbon footprint." I must defend my buddies on the production side of "24." This is not their idea. I mean, the boss says, "Do it," and they have to do it, and then they cast around for members of the cast who are dimwits who bought into this, and it's not hard to find out in Hollywood. So you put 'em out there, and bam, bam, bam, you get one of these PSAs, but I'm telling you, "24" this year is fabulous. Did you watch it last night, Snerdley? (interruption) Ah, you gotta watch it! It's just awesome, and wait 'til you see next week. Oh, yeah! They're outdoing themselves this year. It's fabulous.
RUSH: Here's what got everybody watching "24" so upset last night. This is Mary Lynn Rajskub, who plays Chloe, and this happened after the show.
RAJSKUB: Jack Bauer gets a lot of credit for saving the world one day at a time. But what's that about? Come on, it's a team effort. It takes all of us working together, some of us working harder than others if you know what I mean. That's why we at "24" are asking you to join us in helping to fight global warming. For tips in how you can reduce your own carbon footprint, go to Fox.com. Don't leave the climate change problem for Jack to solve, because he can't do it. He's got enough on his plate. Do your part. Join us today.
RUSH: I'm being deluged with e-mails, "I'm never watching this show again." Again, this happened after the show. Fox orders this kind of stuff to be done. It's not hard to find nitwit actors and actresses in Hollywood that believe this crap to do this. But remember, it ran after the show, had nothing to do with the show. It's not in the show. Global warming is not part of the show. In fact, they say their carbon footprint is much less than it's ever been producing the show, don't know how it's possible, all the damn explosions going on out there, and I don't care. It's demagoguery. It's like Obama, they may not be doing anything; they just want you to think they are. I'm talking about Fox, not the people at "24." The people at "24", employees. It's no different than your business, if somebody made you run around, type up a memo to everybody to reduce their carbon footprint and you had to do it.
I like the global warming adverts which are as phony as ye old staged Stalinist propaganda. This brings in more liberal viewers
Last night's Tony twist was a good one. He could still be evil or it is some kind of sandbag that I can't seem to work out offhand.
For the first few seasons, I actually liked Tony's character more than Bauer's.
Well, maybe the idiots at Fox could learn something from this. Don’t offend your base by picking a show that conservatives like to watch and then order one of the stars to spout off on Glowbull Warming.
If they think they have to do something this dumb to stay popular, then get one of their designated libs to do the Glowbull Warming nonsense.
show the show and buy PSA time. But don’t mix them for pete’s sake.
YES...he did....I heard him today.
I would think that FOX is losing more viewers than they attract by doing this.
I was never a real regular viewer, but when Jeanene Gobarfalung was brought in, I quit on a dime.....
*Very obligatory* AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming) post...
Yes, folks this is the *one* to see.., you can forget about all the other books, all the other articles, all the other movies... just see this one... LOL...
Its one thing to gripe and complain about these things and disagree with it, but its quite *another* to convince your friends and neighbors and relatives and coworkers...
THEREFORE..., its also absolutely necessary for people to know the information in the following documentary. If there were simply *one* video that you could see and/or show people you know... this would be the *one*...
The following is an *excellent* video documentary on the so-called Global Warming I would recommend it to all FReepers. Its a very well-made documentary.
The Great Global Warming Swindle
If you want to download it, via a BitTorrent site (using a BitTorrent client), you can get it at the following link.
[this is a high-quality copy, of about a gigabyte in size...]
Its worth seeing and having for relatives, friends, neighbors and coworkers to see.
Also, see it online here...
[this one is considerably lower quality, is a flash video and viewable online, of course...]
Buy it here...
[this one would be the very highest quality version, on a DVD disk, of several gigabytes in size...]
I have seen Jack and the president of 24 doing a similar advertisment this past month and it was not at the end of the show. It made me mad but I love 24. Seems they are getting Politically correct or something. What cha’ gonna do?
It is rather silly to have these little plugs for a made-up
situation that no one can prove is really happening. It DID
look like she was a hostage! LOL!
I’m not giving up the show over this though! Go Jack!
Tony is HOT
Agree. I’ve never seen a less enthusiastic PSA. Even Ed Sullivan, God rest his soul, couldn’t have read that with less emotion.
How bout Ben Stein?
“24” is great this season I’m glad I don’t watch it in “real time” so I didn’t get an opportunity to be nauseated by the liberal propaganda.
For me, here on the East Coast, who’s put up with a winter that seems like it’s been 5 years long, and is STILL freezing in mid-April (!) I can’t believe even the liberals are brain-dead to buy into this “global warming” nonsense... although they weasel their way around the language, and often call it “climate change” these days, insuring that anytime the weather changes they can justify taxing people and exerting more control over their lives in the name of the “environment.”
As for what Rush said, if *I* worked for a company that insisted I spew this garbage, I’d tell ‘em to pound sand. My intellectual integrity doesn’t have a price. For these Hollywood idiots, however, I guess that term is as hollow as that empty cavity between their ears. It’s a shame... and we have NO WAY of fighting back, since I’m sure we’re not even ALLOWED to buy time on TV stations to say: “Hey, people! This global warming crap is a bunch of lies by a pathetic bunch of lame-brained leftists who only hope to profit off of your stupidity.”