May 24, 2010, - 4:36 pm
Tonight is the finale of “24,” FOX’s series about counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer. But in this case–the only one in which I support euthanasia–the plug should have been pulled long ago. I used to love the show, but have long since grown to hate it. I’ve written about the show and its glaring particular problem over and over again.
“PC 24″ by David Lunde/Lundesigns
Jack Bauer is a Politically Correct version of the man he once was. The show is a long brain-dead, comatose body, with a gazillion rehashes of dumb plot lines, where Russians and others are ultimately the bosses of terrorism . . . because the liberals who run the show refuse to admit that, ultimately, World Terrorism, Inc. has allah as its CEO. For the last several seasons of the show, it’s gotten so preposterous that the terror bosses were . . . Jack Bauer’s father and brother? Huh?
Yes, that’s the length that “24” and FOX execs have gone to avoid admitting what we all know is true: WASPy relatives of an American counter-terrorism agent aren’t the ones who tried to blow up Times Square or a plane via underwear. They aren’t the ones who mass-murdered 3,000 Americans flying planes into buildings. “24” repeatedly in most of its later years refused to blame the one party responsible for most terror attacks around the world and most attempts on U.S. soil: Islam.
Instead, we were fed silly, baloney disclaimers, such as the one which actor Kiefer Sutherland had to read like a trained monkey, during an episode in the one season out of two in which Muslims were almost entirely accurately portrayed. The statement, written at the behest of terrorism co-conspirators CAIR and MPAC (run by the hubby of a woman whose charity funds Palestinian “martyrs”), said that American Muslims are against terrorism. Really? Jack Bauer obviously hasn’t been to Dearbornistan where Hezbollah is celebrated as “the Heroes,” and where 10,000 to 15,000 marched daily in support of Hezbollah in 2006 during the Israel-Hezbollah war. Nor has he been to Minneapolis, where a mosque recruited Somali Muslims to become homicide bombers. Or Times Square, where . . . well, you know what American Muslim Faisal Shahzad tried to do there.
Even off the show, actors–like Adoni Maropis, who played a terrorist–told us he “understands” the Palestinian terrorists’ point of view. Vomit-inducing.
Although the show took a pretty good position in favor of torturing terrorists for information, even that took a back seat, once liberals’ shrill cries against it reached fever pitch. And once self-described “conservative” executive producer Joel Surnow didn’t like his portrayal in a New York magazine.
We were also served up a number of seasons in which Muslims were unfairly maligned and framed as terrorists. Or where Islamic terrorists, such as “Walid Al-Rezani,” in 2007, helped to foil the “real” bad guys. Where Muslims fought against the terrorists alongside Jack Bauer. Or, also in 2007, where loyal Muslim Arabs working at Homeland Security, such as employee “Nadia Yassir,” are harassed by Homeland Security brass. Or, this current last season, where an Islamic Republic (a/k/a Iranian) leader is a great, peaceful man who gives his life to make peace, and the real terrorists are, yet again, the PC “24” ethnic fall guy: the Russians.
I tired of it long ago. I tried to watch the show at the beginning of this season, as with the last two, and just couldn’t get past the yawns . . . yawns at the predictable, standard PC leash on the truth, boredom that once again, the bad guys are Russian non-Muslims.
In the real world, if Jack Bauer was constantly looking for non-Russian Muslims as the bad guys, the terrorists would be laughing even harder than they already are at our incompetent national security bureaucracy apparati.
Real-life Jack Bauers exist. But they see who the terrorists really are. And their careers are ruined for it. Just ask Harry Samit, the FBI agent who found and questioned the 20th hijacker, Zaccarias Moussaoui. The man is an American hero but has never been treated like one. He begged and pleaded with FBI and Bush Administration brass to look at Moussaoui’s hard drive and warned officials, in many memos including one 70 pages long, that he feared Muslims would fly planes into buildings and that Moussaoui had the information. But he was turned away by political correctness, because President Bush–to get the Islamic endorsement over Al Gore–was outspoken against profiling of Arabs and Muslims. And his career was ruined forever for daring to do the right thing, to save 3,000 American lives. The nerve of him.
That’s the real Jack Bauer story–the one you barely hear about it. Hollywood doesn’t care. Instead, they and Rupert Murdoch and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Tallal–whose network made a fortune off “24”–want you to stop being so prejudiced against Muslims. They’re not the terrorists. The Russians are. You know, Russians like Mohammed Dmitry Attanoff and Faisal Shahzadsky. And don’t forget Umar Vasily Abdulmutallev.
Buh-bye, Jack Bauer. I need someone who’s gonna fight Muslims. And you ain’t it. Your eight days of PC and time clock are passe.
Will you watch tonight’s “24” send-off? Why? What’s your assessment of its 8 seasons? Did it break ground? Or did it revert to the post-9/11 apologism for Islam?
Tags: 24, counter-terrorism, counterterrorism, FOX, Harry Samit, Islam, Islamic Terrorism, Islamic terrorists, Jack Bauer, Muslim, PC, Prince AlWaleed Bin Tallal, Rupert Murdoch