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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The first 4 hours of 24 this season was the first time I watched it.
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I know the muslims are fun loving people. They have fun torturing American soldiers they've captured, sawing off heads with a dull knife, sending a metal pole up the backside of someone then standing the pole upright and showing it on tv. Of couse everyone in the world saw these happenings on tv, except in America, 'cause it might hurt someones sensibilities. Bull, let Americans see what some of these people are capable of doing.
"24" is like a Rorschach test. People see what they want to see. Of course, movies are the same way. And newspapers, TV news, and radio. The age of "truthiness" reigns.
Oh oh oh -- you're talking about the balding guy with glasses, the one that seemed to President Logan's "puppet master" last season. I saw Jack talking to him in the preview's for next week's show. Can't wait to find out the story about who he is, where he's from. Last season we were thinking Big Oil or something cliche like that.
Possibly a preview of Osama Obama???????
Potty breaks? Why? I've never seen anyone on the show drink coffee or beer.
Not to worry. They'll soon explain why the one guy for whom they carried out that elaborate prison break is, in fact, not necessary to the plan. Along with the one component they aboslutely had to have. I love the show, but I sometimes think "24" refers to the number of gaping plot holes in each season.
Haha! Me neither! And I imagine that if the end of the world were near the adrenaline rush of trying to save it would allow you to either a)hold it or b) wet yourself! And afterall, saving the world is a wee bit more important than using the toilet! :)
Yes. For example, Jack spent 2 years in a Chinese prison. 24 has never picked up from the previous season (day)
That's exactly right. The show is about a series of huge crisis days. This season occurs 20 months after last season. Things happen, new presidents arrive, we just find out about the happenings in the interregnum incidentally.
If someone has already posted this.. sorry.. I can't read over 400 posts:
The man who said that about 24 - Sut Jhalley- is a terrorist sympathizer anyway. I got this from IMDB about one of his docs:
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire (2004)
It sheds much needed light on shocking use of the tragedies of September 11th 2001 by Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and others in the George W. Bush administration as a tool to implement their terrifying neo-conservative agenda.
Nice that ABC uses Jhalley's quote, not once revealing the fact of where he stands.
My first concern, as it should be for all of us, is how has it affected Hillary?
From what I've been able to figure out, the kids really are his but he had been estranged from the family for several years before showing up to get them out of Washington.
So long as we allow Mooselimbs into the country we will be in mortal danger. It is a cult of death with direct links to the Nazis of WWII. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who espoused all of this natred toward the Jews was Hitler's personal guest during the war. And then Arafat brought the modern era of terrorism to the ME in the late 1960s and we pretended not to notice.
"Haj Amin al-Husseini eventually died in exile in 1974. He never returned to Jerusalem after his 1937 departure. His place as leader of the radical, nationalist Palestinian Arabs was taken by his nephew Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat As Qudwa al-Hussaeini, better known as Yasser Arafat. In August 2002, Arafat gave an interview in which he referred to "our hero al-Husseini" as a symbol of Palestinian Arab resistance."
Given that title, and at that institution, his statement is the apex of hypocrisy..."
"DING DING DING! What do we have for her, Johnny?"
THAT was spot on, bill1952!
Obama was my first thought when I saw this thread.
Perhaps ABC should start their own show and call it "100" as the first hours of their congress.
Lets see Jack Murtha takes on the Al-Tuna terroists who are Samoan and are demanding to be exempted from minimum wage laws.
The clock could be reset numerous times.
"Television shows like '24' also reinforce stereotypes about Arabs..."
Fox and '24' covered their butts by having a GOOD Arab terrorist and BAD terrorists
""In CTU headquarters which is information central they are always watching Fox News," Biancilli said. "Now that is ridiculous."
Years ago, it was always CNN. I have a "retired" military friend who now contracts. Some time ago he told me that CNN was always on at his place of employment and often was the conduit of something big coming their way.
They now watch Fox.
Me too. Never seen it.
I think it's on either ABC or CBS but I'm not sure. In Canada I pick it up on a local station and the Sci-Fi channel repeats it later in the week.
I seem to remember a certain political ad by a certain political candidate of a certain political party back in 1964 wehre a little girl was picking daisies when an atomic bomb went off. Oh, but that ad was shown only once (that was paid for)so that makes it ok.
There was President Logan in between. And when Logan went down presumably the VP went in like Ford, and Palmer won the next election. That's my take.
That put Ms.Bergen on my list that includes Jane Fonda; Alec Baldwin and Susan Sarandon.
"DO NOT WATCH"
isn't the whole show "Jericho" based on this ?
LOL! Excellently pithy analysis.
Arabs? Kal Penn is of Hindu Indian descent and his character is intended to be Pakistani. It isn't about Arabs (MASH and Make Room for Daddy had Arab characters) it's about Muslims.
What was MASH supposed to reinforce, that Arabs were cross-dressers?
Stereotypes often arise out of inconvenient facts. Since the end of Northern Ireland's "troubles" show me a terrorist who isn't a Muslim.
Are you serious?
They don't "take tickets" but transit cops randomly will ask people for their ticket. That's how it works in Houston anyway.
And St. Louis.
Didnt they have a nuclear cruise missile explode in one of the earlier seasons? More fake news.
Wayne's weeniness dovetails nicely with Obama/Osama's empty suit. Anyone who's watched the past seasons of 24 and know that Wayne was previously his brother's advisor will probably smile at the parallels to Obama's similar "credentials" for president.
Actually, wasn't the VP under Palmer I the one who tried to invoke the 25th amendment against him and then had to resign when David won in the end? I think Logan must have been appointed after that.
What? Nobody ever saw "The Day After"?
ALSO -- just remembered that the VP under Logan last season was blown up in an airplane, so we don't know who the replacement veep was.
The Basques are still at it, but they're strictly a regional operation. Here in North America there's also the eco-freaks but it's low-grade stuff; they go after specific targets rather than the general public.
"But some national security experts worry that television fantasy can trigger the imagination of terrorists.
Jack Cloonan, a former senior agent on the FBI's bin Laden squad in New York,
said that trainees in former al-Qaeda camps watched movie videos "to get ideas."
Uh oh....I hope Al Queda doesn't watch 24.
It might give them the idea to use suicide bombers and suitcase nukes.
We missed out.
He seems to be the only man more irascible than she is. She's changed though, dressing up in a suit etc.
I was telling my grandson this morning that I found a flaw in the story and that was that the scientist and a part were needed to detonate the bomb. What's up with the other 4? My grandson and I watched Sunday and Monday together... we are HUGE fans and what fun we have sharing the show. Oh and for all the pc folks, he is old enough to watch.
And even if, as you asked about there being 4 or 5 total of those parts, they would have gone up in the blast. Unless of course there are 4 more parts scattered all over the country? They don't usually leave such gaping inconsistencies that I notice and I'm sure they won't here either. I'm just curious how they will work it out.
To add to the lore, "Rothschild," which means "red sign" in mediaeval German, was supposedly adopted because of the sign he hung out over his store.
Which means that the name should not be pronounced "roths-child," but more like "rote-shildt."
Wasn't it the President that was killed in Air Force 1 that allowed Logan to ascend to the Presidency? Still brings up the 25th Amendment part about replacement veep, though I seem to recall there was someone on the show...
Are you kidding? A suitcase nuke and some dumb kid looking for 72 virgins is every Islamist's wet dream.
sure and when this president get killed the sister will be the next president because of her ACLU/CAIR type character. The woman wil come and save us all. /sarc.
I enjoy the show, but even more, I love how it drives the rats absolutely bonkers.