Nfamous over at The Bottom Half just doesn't get this "Terrorist" stuff. The Bottom Half: "24" More Right-Wing Propaganda
"I didn't watch the first two seasons of "24", which currently stars Kevin Sutherland as Jack Bauer, but since football season doesn't start for a while I figured I'd give this season a shot. I must admit it is entertaining. There are a lot of shock and awes which leads me to my point. This season is all about Jack and CTC stopping the Arab terrorists. Do we really need to be further spreading anti-Islamic propaganda? Bush does just fine on his own.
Not only does "24" depict all Arabs as terrorirsts but CTC tortures them Abu Ghraib-style and worse in their efforts to extract information from them. It's almost as if they are trying to legitimize torture with the American public. I don't care how entertaining this show might be I will never support its warped depictions of Arabs or any other people. Unfortunately most people do fall prey to this media propaganda to some extent and end up supporting Bush even when disagree with him on pivotal issues. This type of show does nothing but increase tensions between all ethnic groups.
"24" stereotypes everyone. Women and minorities are passed over for promotions. Only white men are in charge of everything ultimately. I realize previous seasons had a black president which probably explains why "24" did so bad in the ratings those initial seasons. The same thing happened to Star Trek's "Deep Space Nine" series. People just don't like to see blacks running the show, not even many blacks themselves, even more appalling. In the end, there is no winner when we fan the flames of racism at every turn. We all lose."
Despite being very entertaining, Fox TV's thriller "24" (Mondays 9pm) is about as far-fetched and unrealistic as a TV show depicting realism could possibly be, but this year's terrorist villains, as master-minded by Middle Easterners (Arabs), are certainly the most believable part of the show.
Terrorists who are Arabs have committed many many thousands of admitted terrorist acts, most of these in Israel alone.
So "24" having Middle Easterners (Arabs) as most of the terrorists involved in their isolated 24 hour incidents is hardly a stretch.
Sorry, but I don't have the energy right now to list all the flaws in "24". Maybe later, suffice it to say that in real life nothing BIG and BAD ever happens and resolves itself within 24 hours.
That being said, I highly recommend it for heart-stopping, fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat TV entertainment; and for reminding us that the next terrorist attack we survive will most likely be perpetrated by Middle Eastern Islamofascists who will most likely have Arab blood.