October 25, 2006, - 9:16 am
By Debbie Schlussel
We watched the two-minute trailer for the upcoming season of “24,” when it was unveiled yesterday. Passersby in New York’s Times Square saw it broadcast on a giant screen.
As we’ve noted previously, executive producer and star Kiefer Sutherland stated that this season the show “will take a strong political point of view.” And judging from the trailer, we think it’s just as we predicted–a strong politically correct point of view. We were struck by the scene showing the woman who, last season, was the head of Homeland Security in L.A. In the trailer she is shown in the Oval Office, pontificating:
There are people in this Administration who are willing to tear up the Constitution!
Sound like Johns Kerry & Conyers/ACLU/Michael Moore/CAIR speak to you? Ditto for us. Gee, where have we heard these words before? Oh, just about every time there is any law enforcement measure enacted or about to be, enforced or about to be, etc., etc., ad nauseam.
But Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff and his top advisor, apologist for jihadists Daniel Sutherland, should be proud of their apparent new female impersonator on “24.” She spouts their line in the trailer (Chertoff strenuously objects to profiling b/c of the enemies’ civil rights and got very upset that the FBI released photos of the 11 missing Muslim Egyptian students, this summer.)
Oh, sure, the trailer has scenes showing some Muslim terrorist mastermind out to get Agent Jack Bauer and blowing up U.S. cities. But, as insightful reader Sultan Knish, pointed out here, that’s always the plot . . . at the beginning of each season. Then, we learn that it’s really corporate, whitebread Americans–not Muslims–who are really the main actors. With Eddie Izzard playing “the villain,” this season, don’t expect that to change.
**** UPDATE, 10/27/05: Eddie Izzard has now been replaced by another White, British actor, David Hunt, to play the villain, Darren McCarthy in this season’s “24.” Hmmm . . . hardly an Islamic name.
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