October 5, 2006, - 10:43 am
By Debbie Schlussel
More bad news from the “24” gang.
Star and Executive Producer Kiefer Sutherland told USA Today that the show will take a strong political stand, this season. As if we needed more shows taking political stands. Here’s the quote:
He [Sutherland] says one major story line will “take a strong political point of view. It’s a major point in a way the show’s never taken before.”
Just what could this “strong political point of view” be? Well, most of what we know, so far, all hints at the political point of view being that most American Muslims are against terrorists just like we are (they aren’t) and that all terrorists are not Muslim (most of them are).
This week, FOX sent out a press release announcing that a trailer of season 6 will be available at www.24trailer.com, beginning on October 24 at 3:00 p.m. In the release, FOX noted that the season picks up “after a series of horrific terrorist attacks.”
We already noted that the main villain will be played by Eddie Izzard, a White man, not a Muslim.
We also noted that actor Kal Penn will play a man involved with the leader of a neighborhood mosque, and that FOX said his character “may be” the key to a terrorist plot.
Sounds to us like this “strong political point of view” will be a very politically correct one. We were already treated to Sutherland’s absurd apology/disclaimer, during season 4, to America’s Muslims, claiming their entire community “stands firmly” against terrorism (when they don’t):
Hi. My name is Kiefer Sutherland. And I play counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer on Fox’s “24.” I would like to take a moment to talk to you about something that I think is very important. Now while terrorism is obviously one of the most critical challenges facing our nation and the world, it is important to recognize that the American Muslim community stands firmly beside their fellow Americans in denouncing and resisting all forms of terrorism. So in watching “24,” please, bear that in mind.
Look for that to be the message of this season. We hope we’re wrong but all indications are that way.
Remember, Jack Bauer, may be your typical, brave, patriotic, hard-working federal agent fighting terrorists–and they tend to be conservative and not PC. They know the enemy is radical Islam. But Kiefer Sutherland–who plays him and has tremendous creative control of the show as an Executive Producer–is a girlie-man.
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