January 22, 2009, - 10:34 am
By Debbie Schlussel
It’s official: Next season, “24”–the politically correct show that always makes Islamic terrorists the instrument of the corporate White man or the Russians or Jack Bauer’s father and brother–will be its last.
But for me, “24” is already dead man walking. I just don’t watch anymore. I watched last year’s “24” 2-hour movie, which was stupid and boring. Then, I tried to watch “24”‘s four-hour season premiere a couple of weeks ago. I just couldn’t get into it.
Once the show started becoming politically correct, it lost its luster. Whenever art gives in to the demands of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (headed by the hubby of a “HAMAS “charity” operator, who had to shut down ), it ceases being entertaining. And that’s the case with “24.”
So when I read today that Jack Bauer’s show will say bye-bye, I thought, gee, hasn’t it already? I’ve long ago said bye-bye to it, and am watching DVDs of old movies during the “24” time slot. To me, Jack Bauer is just the alter ego of liberal Canadian Kiefer Sutherland (who is not a U.S. citizen, but is oddly the voice for “Bank of America”).
The other “24” news: Once it goes off the air, they’ll start making the long talked about “24” movies. But I predict they won’t be a hit. “24” long ago jumped the shark. And the only way to bring it back is to make the terrorists Muslims who work for Muslims (not the evil corporate White man stereotype). And the “24” producers and writers–for all of Exec Producer Joel Surnow’s claim of being an alienated-Jew-turned-Catholic uber-right-winger–are simply liberals.
See ya, Jack. And don’t forget to close the faux-counterterrorism door on the way out.
Political Correctness, not curiosity, Killed the Cat.