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Left Lashes Out at V, Obama-Friendly ABC Purges Showrunner
BigHollywood.com ^ | November 5, 2009 | by James Hudnall

Posted on 11/05/2009 4:49:38 AM PST by Jet Jaguar

Last night a brave and insightful documentary was aired that accurately portrayed the wave of ObamaMania that swept the nation. It was called “V” and aired on ABC to mostly rave reviews and tremendous ratings.

There was another documentary about the Obama campaign on HBO, but that left out a lot of relevant facts, so spaceships and lizard-people aside, ABC wins the veracity award.

The parable is, an attractive group of aliens show up, out of the blue, and offer universal health care, advanced technology and world peace in exchange for our trust and devotion. All we have to do is believe everything they say without question. Which means, don’t ask anything about their hidden motives or past associations because that would be racist impolite. In fact, one reporter who is offered an exclusive interview with their leader is admonished not to say anything negative or they would be denied access (Hi, Fox!).

SNIP

This is not just a right-wing worldview but the worldview of the paranoid Tea Party movement. I’m really not sure how this made it onto network television. Maybe the calculation is that Glenn Beck will start urging his viewers to watch and a ratings bonanza will ensue. (I don’t expect scientists will be the scapegoats in the new series, as the original “V” alien campaign to tar scientists as a fifth column sits uncomfortably close to the current right-wing view that the world’s leading scientific organizations are conspiring to suppress evidence that global warming is a hoax.)

Naturally, when a show debuts to huge ratings and mostly great reviews, the producer’s career is golden. Not this time.

SNIP

One thing’s certain, I doubt the “V” would find too many people in this administration very appetizing.

(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...


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1 posted on 11/05/2009 4:49:39 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

I almost fell off the chair when the sneaky aliens offered universal health care. yes ABC!!!


2 posted on 11/05/2009 4:52:58 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
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To: Jet Jaguar

Wow! Sounds great to me!


3 posted on 11/05/2009 4:53:29 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I rarely watch any broadcast channels but I set the DVR for *this* show.

[They Live!]


4 posted on 11/05/2009 4:53:44 AM PST by Salamander (I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.....)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I watched the original “V” series back in the 80’s and was curious to see how the remake would turn out. Action and story move along a LOT faster but it closely follows the original in plot and theme. I didn’t see it as a slap to Obama as much as I did a pretty darn good remake.


5 posted on 11/05/2009 4:54:12 AM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I might have to Tivo the next episode.


6 posted on 11/05/2009 4:54:12 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Jet Jaguar
Isn't "V" an old TV series from the 1980's?

I seem to recall something like that aired - had a short run.

7 posted on 11/05/2009 4:54:25 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Jet Jaguar

sounds like cracks are starting.....Americans want America to stay the way it is.....

These mornon radicals my generation grew up with knew they were violent nuts...and now they are in the government....


8 posted on 11/05/2009 4:54:57 AM PST by The Wizard
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To: Jet Jaguar
'bama's alien (much better looking) twin. "We will not do an interview that puts us in a bad light" Sound familiar?
9 posted on 11/05/2009 4:55:21 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: sickoflibs

Makes you wonder what was ‘edited’ out of this program...supposedly; this was originally a two-hour premiere. Many have commented on how the storyline seemed ‘rushed’ for a one-hour show...


10 posted on 11/05/2009 4:56:03 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Kieri

I happened to catch one episode of the original series just the other day (wish I could remember what channel).


11 posted on 11/05/2009 4:56:21 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Ah, it’s Glenn Beck’s fault. He’s the new W, don’t you know. The New York Times critic said “V” was unrealistic because no one would trust attractive strangers with a hidden past and motives, who told them what they wanted to hear in such a short amount of time. Yeah, right. Like that would happen.

Hey, this show sounds interesting. So when's the next part on?


12 posted on 11/05/2009 4:56:54 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Jet Jaguar

” paranoid Tea Party movement “

Paranoid??

We’re the most hopeful and optimistic element of American Politics today!! (Getcher ‘Hope and Change’ here!!)


13 posted on 11/05/2009 4:58:37 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: sickoflibs

I liked that part, too! Note how it impressed the young people. And the debate between the priests over how or whether to accept these V’s.

First ABC Show I’ve watched in decades.


14 posted on 11/05/2009 4:58:43 AM PST by silverleaf (Ours is the only country on earth with a ventriloquist dummy for President)
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To: wolfcreek
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15 posted on 11/05/2009 4:59:04 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: canuck_conservative

November 11th.
I just watched the first one on Fastpasstv.

If you want a link, PM me.


16 posted on 11/05/2009 4:59:38 AM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Is it life imitating TV or the other way around?


17 posted on 11/05/2009 5:01:46 AM PST by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
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To: Kieri

What about the reference to universal healthcare, the use of the Internet to entice the youth, the hopey/changey message or the “all you have to do is trust us” mantra?

BTW: I didn’t trust that leader from the moment I saw her. Just like Barry.


18 posted on 11/05/2009 5:02:24 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

SyFY’s been running “V” original miniseries marathons all week.


19 posted on 11/05/2009 5:02:41 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

It may not be clear from the snips, but the article is pretty much making ridiculing those who view V as an insult to 0.


20 posted on 11/05/2009 5:03:40 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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