October 26, 2007, - 5:07 pm

Where’re LULAC & MeCHa?: New “24” Trailer Indicates Same Old Tricks

By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: Video Posted Below. ****
Jack Bauer’s, er . . . Kiefer Sutherland’s people are up to their same old one-trick pony: That the real terrorists are not Muslims. This time, they’re . . . Hispanic.
Amidst a lot of fanfare, today, including the usual play on the big screen in New York’s Time Square, the “24” Trailer debuted.
A plane is heading toward the White House to attack it. And wouldn’t you know it?–the plane is not being led by four Muslim terrorists, the way it was on the actual plane that was headed that way, UNITED 93. Nope, it’s Hispanic former CTU agent Tony Almeida (the very hot Carlos Bernard) who’s misdirecting the plane. As on “24,” even when Muslims are the terrorists, it’s only because they’re working for “the man”–the (non-Muslim) White corporate man, the (non-Muslim) Russian man, or some other (non-Muslim) entity or party.

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Funny, He Doesn’t Look Like Ziad Jarrah (In Love Gaze w/Mohammed Atta):

Carlos Bernard’s Tony Almeida Is “24’s” Newest Terrorist

This time–as it has been on some movies (to quell angry Muslims)–it’s Hispanics. Remember that Hispanic who gave the orders to the Muslim men piloting Flight 93? Osama Bin Ladenez? Khalid Sheikh Mohammedez?
So, where are LULAC and MeCHa? You know–the groups that claim to stand up for the rights of Latinos in this country, to the point that they support the reconquistador movement?
Do they mind that Tony Almeida–NOT Ziad Jarrah, Saeed Al-Ghamdi, Ahmed Al Haznawi, and Ahmed Al-Nami–is piloting the plane in a whitewash using a Latino as the vehicle?
Apparently not. But CAIR and MPAC and ISNA and MAS do. And their whines are heard in spades.
Well, Tony does have an “Al” (“The” in Arabic) at the beginning of his surname. Close, but no cigar.
Thanks, Jack Bauer. You can’t handle the truth.
**** UPDATE: Here’s the video:

Exit Question: How ’bout, since they’re bringing Tony Almeida back from the dead, they bring Curtis back, too . . . and have him kill off Jack? I liked Jack until he killed Curtis to save a useless Islamic terrorist.
Let’s Roll.
Oh, and one other thing: This business about “the most thrilling season of ’24’ yet” is getting a little bit tired. It reminds me of that annoying “The Bachelor” show, where it’s always “The most dramatic rose ceremony ever.” Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatevah. If they have to say it’s “the most,” it’s probably the least.
What is it they say about “tastes great, less filling?” Less is more.

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13 Responses

Just more phony bullshit (redundant?) from the land of make-believe. Whatever credibility Hollywierd had, they lost it years ago. I’m waiting for the day when elderly Swedish Nuns are portrayed as the newest versions of Hollywierd’s terrorists. Same circus, different clowns.

Rich B on October 26, 2007 at 6:08 pm

Lame!! Not watching this year. Getting too PC and unreal for me.

GreatUSAGuy on October 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm

I just watched all 5 episodes of Kitchen Nightmares on youtube, they are great.

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Gabriel Christou on October 27, 2007 at 5:54 am

Yep, killing Curtis was a major disappointment. And, if they can bring back Tony then they can bring back Curtis. It is theater after all, and it is repeatedly done on ‘Soaps,’ so why the heck not?

zyzzyg on October 27, 2007 at 5:33 pm

…it’s Hispanic agent Tony Almeida who’s misdirecting the plane.
Of course the terrorist is Hispanic. ICE, the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security targets, arrests, detains and removes Hispanics from the United States. Read the press releases at http://www.ice.gov. Obviously radical Islamists are not a threat to our national security. If the Muslims were the biggest threat, surly ICE agents would not spend all their time chasing Hispanic laborers. You’re doing a hell of a job, Julie!

NDN on October 28, 2007 at 5:05 pm

My family and I adore 24, but I fear the Tony Almeida resurrection may be a jump-the-shark moment. Tony’s far too likeable and too easy to pity to be a convincing criminal like this. Why not turn Behrooz (Shohreh Aghdashloo’s character’s son) into a mastermind? How about Cheng Zhi, the Chinese guy? How about Sutherland’s fellow stand-by-me alum Wil Wheaton or Corey Feldman?
I don’t know about this season. I’m looking forward to it for the sake of it, but I fear they’re taking a risk that might end up ending what’s been a brilliant series.

richardzowie on October 28, 2007 at 11:54 pm

More is on the way. If you’ve been following the Italian toilet story the latest is that the Italian police took all the offending toilets. Some Italian CAIR type group complained. The toilet seat backs had excerpts from the koranimal koloring book and some Latin under a plastic coating. Next they’ll be selling prayer rugs at the entrances of Saint Peter’s Square.

John Cunningham on October 29, 2007 at 6:52 am

OK, you people really need to learn the difference between reality and fiction. 24 is a TV show, not a documentary. If you want to see a story about Muslims flying planes into buildings then watch the History Channel.
And before we get too deep into the “Tony is a bad guy”, remember that this is 24. There have been several moments in the series where a bad guy turned out to be a good guy (Gael in season 3 for example).
Also, regarding the death of Curtis, in that situation it was the right thing for Jack to do. If there is a live nuke somewhere in the city and the only potential lead you have is a terrorist who has agreed to help out in the investigation, then regardless of his past he is the most important person in the world at that point. I have no problem with Curtis wanting revenge, but there is a time and place for everything, and that wasn’t it.

D*Rek on October 29, 2007 at 11:04 am

Speaking of TV shows getting all PC and preachy, has anyone else noticed what’s happening to Law & Order SVU??
Last weeks episode was all about the US gov’t torturing poor innocent Muslims. I’m suprised they didn’t go all the way and have a lynching scene.

stevecanuck on October 29, 2007 at 11:20 am

And in Jericho, it’s Bad White Men, Rouge CIA agents, who nuked their own country.
A pox on all of them!

PJ on October 29, 2007 at 11:53 am

Honestly, this is pretty silly. As others have pointed out, this is a TV show. Let me also mention this, having the same bad guys every year is not interesting, its boring.
To act like a friggin action show has some sort of moral duty to make the characters raving extremist muslims every year is downright stupid. Guess what? Lots of things on 24 don’t happen in real life.

TheHonorableMemberFromGSPM on October 29, 2007 at 1:14 pm

For those of you that say it is just a TV show and dismiss that it is important to have a story line that is at least some what factual. I urge you to listen to the commentary on the Season 6 DVD’s of 24.
If you don’t think Hollywood is trying to brainwash you with their TV shows, Listen to what Kiefer Sutherland has to say about why they chose a black president and any number of issues that were in season 6.
I cannot believe some of you people that just dismiss the fact that it is important for story lines to have some credibility. TV has a great impact on Society and the way people think about the issues of the day.
If you think I am full of it, why do companies pay millions of dollars to get their message out there even if it is just a 30 second spot?

ScottyDog on October 30, 2007 at 3:07 pm

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