September 30, 2012, - 6:41 pm

Homeland: A Show For Liberals Who Root for Islamic Terrorists, Blame America First; Obama Loves It

By Debbie Schlussel

Last week, the Showtime series, “Homeland,” cleaned up at the Emmy Awards. And, tonight, its second season debuts. A few weeks ago, I bought the DVD for the first season and binge-watched the entire thing. While the show is very well done and suspenseful, it’s a show written and produced by liberals who blame America for Islamic terrorism and who tend to root for–and definitely sympathize with–the Islamic terrorists. The people behind the show said as much, last week, in promoting the show’s second season. And it’s no coincidence that this is Barack Obama’s favorite show.


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For those not familiar with “Homeland,” it’s based on a TV series by Israeli liberals in which a suspected terrorist is among Israeli soldiers returning home from a stint as prisoners of war in Syria. One or more of them has been turned, according to intelligence. And so it goes with Homeland. CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) gets a tip from an informant in Iraq who is about to be put to death because she cannot save him. The tip is that an American soldier in captivity there has been turned into a terrorist. She forgets about this, until months later, Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damien Lewis) is found after being held hostage for eight years. Mathison believes he’s the terrorist, but no one believes her. And she’s secretly hiding that she is bipolar and on medication surreptitiously given to her by her sister, who is a doctor. (Oh, and she’s a desperate, lonely woman who cannot keep her pants on, especially with the people she most shouldn’t sleep with, such as people she suspects are Islamic terrorists.) We learn by the third episode that her suspicion was correct and that Brody has converted to Islam and is secretly praying in his garage, so his family won’t find out.


Given this storyline, you’d think I would like this, right? Well, while the story is entertaining and enjoyable, the back story is not. That’s because thread running through the first season of Homeland is that the sole reason Brody turned to Islam and terrorism against America is that the Vice President–who is running the CIA and the drones operations–is an evil creep who deliberately blew up over 80 “innocent” Islamic kids at a school, including the son of a terrorist, whom Brody was teaching English (and seems to love more than his own son back in America). Yup, it’s the usual “it’s all America’s fault they hate us” crap. They also deliberately made sure that audiences were primed to root for the Marine-turned-secret-terrorist to blow up the Vice President and many other top American officials with a suicide vest and made them angry when he wimped out after the wires accidentally disconnected. (I must mention that CIA agent Mathison’s handler is the real-life anti-Israel, self-hating Jew Mandy Patinkin, who openly supports boycotting Israel and then makes money on the side singing Jewish songs to old Jews who don’t know better, at Jewish community centers across North America. That’s another reason I don’t want to like this show, though his real-life views on Israel accurately mirror the real-life anti-Israel vehemence at the CIA.)

If a good deal of this sounds familiar, that’s because Howard Gordon, the far leftist who co-executive produced “24″ is at the helm of “Homeland.” He’s the one who put the pronouncements against torture and other liberal memes into “24,” especially toward the end of the show’s run. And Gordon and star Lewis (who plays Brody) want to make sure you know that. In fact, they want us to know that Brody’s vest would have exploded, but instead, they wanted to explore the “love story” and show us how a CIA agent can still love a man she knows is an Islamic terrorist. And, despite the fact that Brody is a terrorist who tried to detonate a vest and blow up the Vice President of the United States, USA Today asks, “he’s Muslim, but is he a terrorist?” and instructs us that he’s merely “a quiet villain,” which means what . . . kinder, softer Bin Laden soldier?

It gets even more barf-inducing. Israeli executive producer Gideon Raff:

I was very intrigued by the relationship between Carrie and Brody, and I didn’t want that to go away yet. . . . Knowing that he’s a terrorist and still being able to love the character is something that’s weird and bizarre and very interesting to explore as an audience.

Huh? Stupid women and the terrorists who bleep them?

Executive producer Howard Gordon wants us to know that the terrorist is not such a bad guy. He doesn’t “really” want to do it, and he’s not evil.” ‘Cuz, hey, trying to blow up the Veep is not “black and white or good or evil.”

He’s not an acolyte; he does it begrudgingly. It’s not as simple as black and white or good and evil.

See, terrorists aren’t that bad. Hmmm, somewhere near Fort Hood, a defense lawyer is thinking, “Quick! Get Howard Gordon a place on the Nidal Malik Hasan jury.”

And Damien Lewis, the terrorist himself, wants you to know that Muslims are good guys.

My initial instinct was to resist it. I said, ‘If we were just having a U.S. Marine go find Allah and then become a violent jihadist I think it’s irresponsible. Really? All Muslims want to blow us up? And there are enough dumb people out there who believe that already.

Yeah, ‘cuz a member of the American military who’s a Muslim would NEVER EVER do that, right? Quick, book this moron on the Hasan jury, too.

Gee, and you wonder why this is the favorite show of the highest-ranking Islamo-pandering terrorist-lover in America:

Even President Obama has called Homeland his favorite show, describing to Lewis at a White House dinner last spring how he’s watched episodes on Saturday afternoons while the first lady and their daughter played tennis.

“I have a tremendous sense of gratitude,” Patinkin said the morning after the Emmy sweep. “For the show to be so embraced, it’s like raising a child and seeing the world love your loved one.”

By the way, Claire Danes wants to make sure we know that Americans are just paranoid wackos about Islam.

We feel vulnerable for the first time, and that creates an incredible anxiety and sometimes even paranoia.

We see Muslims all over the world attacking our embassies and murdering our officials. They blow up buildings with planes and murder 3,000 Americans. And they shoot up military bases. But we’re making a big deal out of nothing. We’re paranoid! Right?

Gee, Claire Danes and the cast of Homeland, thanks for the tip.

If you want to see a much better Showtime series on Islamic terrorists infiltrating America, rent Sleeper Cell: Season One and Sleeper Cell – American Terror: Season Two (And see my posts on that series, here and here.)

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will anybody ever demand that
obama the great
ever stand up for anything
american

regardless if it’s
american tradition
american law
american values
and
american anything

i’m tired of the globalist crap
that he wants to enshroud
himself in

which is only a feint
of the islamic domination
that he will embrace

prestigio on September 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I have been holding back on watching this series (I know Claire Danes is a good actress but I don’t like her so that helped…) because I was afraid it would be Liberal clap-trap. Now I know.

Nope. I won’t watch it. I take Islamic terror seriously and do NOT have time to watch Liberal fantasyland that makes people sympathize with the devil. I can get that 24/7.

Skunky on September 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I think this show is a slightly more nuanced show than 24. Still, it is a neocon wet dream. Where terrorists lurk, bombs strapped, and that torture works.

    As for this site…. Posters dumb as a bag of hammers.

    Sfkjeld on November 13, 2012 at 1:01 am

And DS is spot on about Mandy Patinkin. Every Sunday morning I listen to “Chagigah” a show on college radio that for the first of it’s 3 hours plays yiddish music (or it did when the show was great…now it plays more Israeli music (which I do not personally like as much as I do old-time Yiddish music) which it’s suppose to play the last 2 hours).

When I first started listening they played lots of Mandy Patinkin…whose voice I loved and I was shocked to know he could sing so well…and even more shocked to learn he sings all these old Yiddish tunes but he is an Islamoapologist and anti-Israel. Yep, trickery!

Yep, and I am gonna take my cues from Claire Danes on how I should feel about Mooooooslims. Riiiiiiiight. She’s a dope. Always was and always will be.

Skunky on September 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Skunky, anything that has this in it is pretty rancid: Mathison believes he’s the terrorist, but no one believes her. And she’s secretly hiding that she is bipolar and on medication surreptitiously given to her by her sister, who is a doctor.”

    I guess this was filling the disabled quota. It is an example of overloading a character to the point of unbelievability.

    Worry01 on September 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Skunky,

    In regards to Mandy Pastinkin this jerk said he left “Criminal Minds” because he didn’t appreciate all of the violent scenes. Now it’s been reported that the self-hating, muslim loving douchebag likes the violent scenes in his new show. What a hypocrit. Too bad I don’t have Showtime or HBO. And you’re right about Claire Danes. Pretty actress but not a brain in her thick skull.

    Ken b on October 1, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      I am not shocked, Ken B., by what a hypocrite that Mandy Patinkin is. He’s a bunch of mixed-up crazy.

      And when “Chagigah” really played good Yiddish music the first hour lots of old, Jewish people called in like hell to request him. So he is fooling lots of people. Hope they realize what a fraud he really is.

      Skunky on October 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    As Goethe stated, “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”

    herbster on October 2, 2012 at 7:23 am

i can’t under stand self hating jews thinking that muzzies are human or any real american thinking same crap.sooner or later we will have to kill all the ragheads or they will kill us.how many christians are left in bethleham?stupid lefties.

BRUCE on September 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm

More high quality Bin Laden TV.

Between “Homeland” and “Last Resort” – which will liberals love more?

Appears to be a toss-up!

NormanF on September 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Ok, I may regret posting on here, but I’m gonna come out and say it.

I have yet to watch the TV series myself, so I could be completely off on this, but from what I gathered about Homeland… saying that it’s “blaming America for everything” seems off.

From what I have looked up about it on the web, it seems less like “America is evil, Muslims are good, Liberal-propaganda”, and more like, “both sides are at war with each other, both sides claim the other is truly evil, both sides have major moments of genuine kindness and genuine monstrousness”.

I’m not a history major, nor politically savvy, but it sounds like the message put across by Homeland, and your article influences me to say this, is that NEITHER side is truly the bad guy, nor truly innocent.

From what I recall, the show makes clear that Brody’s plan (can’t recall exactly at the moment), is something that NEEDS to be stopped. It also makes it clear that the terrorist who Brody is working for, whose name I can’t remember, may be a bad guy, but is also human.

In my personal opinion, there are as many genuine saints in this world, as there are genuine bastards. The rest of the criminals, murderers, rapists, terrorists, etc.? They’re people who could’ve done something different but because of one factor (an illness that offset something, a tragedy that changed the way they saw life, etc.), became what they are.

Like, I said, I haven’t seen Homeland yet (don’t have Showtime), but I’m fairly certain its aiming more for the idea of “Nearly everyone gets blood on their hands in war. Both sides are usually fighting for what they think is right, rather than good and evil.” than “America is to blame for Islamic Terrorists”.

Adam Sherman on September 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Yeah, the everyone is bad routine. It spares you from actually having to read, watch, or think. Instead, you fall back on the social skills you acquired in middle school. Thank you sharing your willful ignorance and undeveloped moral sense with us.

    Worry01 on October 1, 2012 at 4:13 am

      Worry can you stop being pessimistic for 1 second? I mean there is nothing wrong writing morally ambiguous fiction, it is very entertaining and thought provoking.

      Secrios on August 19, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Oh yeah Adam Sherman…we are gonna listen to you when you have not seen the show (DS did) and prolly have ZERO knowledge on Islamic Jihad. Meanwhile DS is an expert in it.

    I thought it was sooooo cute when you state that alllllll sides are bad. Well the only dopes who feel that way are the arrogant idiots who know nothing but feel as though they can spar with DS and are equip to do so. FAIL!

    Worry summed you up nicely. You should just STFU and start researching the 91.000 incidents of Islamic terror since 9/11 before you open your confident but dopey mouth again.

    In 2012 big-noting know-nothings like you are the rule more than the exception. And you should all be placed in Benghazi for a Holiday in the sun!

    Skunky on October 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

      I see why you are called skunky.

      Secrios on August 19, 2014 at 8:35 am

A friend called and said I would love HOMELAND. So Mrs. Jack and I watched a Repeat episode to see what ti was about. When we figured our Damian Lewis is portraying a decorated Marine running for Office who is a tool of the jihadists … well, that was the end of TV that night.

*&*^%#$##$Y!!!

… and Showtime and the Hollywood mindset that can even think up these things while we have an avowed, confessed Marxist Muslim usurper occupying the White House.

Jack on October 1, 2012 at 12:18 am

@Jack

Still haven’t watched the show, (THANK GOD FOR WIKIS AND TVTROPES), but I recall hearing that it’s less “tool of the jihadists”, and more “Stockholm Syndrome + outrage at American government for hypocrisy/lying about collateral reports on account of befriending captor’s son”.

Adam Sherman on October 1, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Mr. Sherman:

    Your “understanding” of this show has already been addressed. You have no firsthand knowledge, but I expect that you have in fact identified the real theme; unfortunately, it is this theme that should be condemned. Specifically: each side is to blame, neither has a monopoly on truth, both have a few villains, plenty of decent types, and a couple saints. This is malarkey.

    Muslims ARE the bad guys because their ideology is Nazi-like.

    P.S.: I note that you use “@” to start some of your replies. I will assume that you are not Muslim Monkey in new drag.

    skzion on October 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

If you thought “Homeland” was bad, “Last Resort” is the kind of show produced by folks who hate our military and the idea America could have enemies. No they make it very clear towards the end of the pilot show that America IS the enemy.

That’s the kind of twisted thinking that dominates Hollywood these days. If you believe Islamic terrorists have a justifiable grievance against us, then its not too big a step to conclude they’re right about America – that its the enemy that must be fought.

So here we are a decade past 9/11 and Hollywood hasn’t gotten any better, in fact – its gotten worse. I’d love to see it produce another show like “Sleeper Cell” but I’m not holding my breath waiting for it to be made.

NormanF on October 1, 2012 at 3:31 am

Can’t comment on the US version of Homeland as I haven’t seen it. And frankly these shows just tend to bore me.

There is something ironic about Mandy Patinkin and his self-hating Jew status. He once starred in a film called ‘Broken Glass’ based on an Arthur Miller play.

I got this synopsis (pasted below) from the Milwaukee Jewish Federation Jewish film guide (online):

BROKEN GLASS (1996)
The story of an American Jewish housewife who experiences sudden unexplained paralysis to her legs after reading about the anti-Semitic riots in 1938 Nazi Germany. A Jewish doctor—played by Mandy Patinkin—investigates her condition and learns of her unhappy marriage to a self-hating Jew. The doctor slowly puts the pieces together that connect her paralysis, the events in Germany and her strange marriage. Based on an award-winning play by Arthur Miller and produced for Masterpiece Theatre.

Come again??!

Larry in Tel Aviv on October 1, 2012 at 5:42 am

More “Cycle of Violence” crap. Oh–today is a big anti-bullying thing here in Fairfax County. (My wife is a teacher). Have fun sometimes and check the official websites, looking for the option of fighting back.

You won’t find it.

The paranoids in the 1950s were right: It really is a Communist plot, only our leaders are the Commies.

Red Ryder on October 1, 2012 at 9:01 am

Have absolutely no interest in seeing this subversive TV show. The anti-US and anti-civilization cries emanating from the likes of CNN, PMSNBC, PBS, ABC, CBS and even from FNC are more treason that I can tolerate.

No doubt this is barry Sotero’s favorite show — it pushes
his theme “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of islam.”

The caliphate is here!

Otto Schaden on October 1, 2012 at 9:03 am

Pretty disgusting. The guy that played Dick Winters playing this crap. Huge letdown. I couldn’t watch this stuff after reading about it and all the back story. Just pathetic.

samurai on October 1, 2012 at 10:28 am

I agree, Debbie. Also, watching Clair Danes have hysterical attacks several times each episode and show over dramatic facial gestures would make for great SNL humor.

Rochelle on October 1, 2012 at 11:08 am

Never watched this (and no plans or time to.) Sounds like a story within a story within a story. Just what’s needed for citizens to take their eye off the ball. With all the shit going on in real life, I have no time to watch people pretending to be other people in convoluted situations . If I want to escape, there is music on youtube.

Not Ovenready on October 1, 2012 at 11:16 am

thanks DS. You are a goldmine. One of my colleagues said this was a good show about Homeland Security. I will forward this to her.

bobguzzardi on October 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

Well, since Obama has INCREASED drone strikes and wipes people out based on card games he plays in the White House (per the NY Times) – then I guess Homeland is inciting violence against Obama? Shouldn’t the FBI, CIA and others be interviewing the show’s producers and writers about their possible illegal message that it is o.k. to attack a head of state if your goal is to stop drone strikes? I’m just sayin’……….

Dina K on October 1, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Dina, that is pretty much a ramble. Also, Debbie or anyone else has a perfect right to criticize a film, television program, or film. As for Barack Obama, why don’t you write a letter to him if you have a problem with what he is doing? You can explain what a shame it is that he uses drones, and explain why you feel so strongly about the people they are used against.

    Worry01 on October 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Ever heard of irony, Worry01? Why don’t u look up the word ‘ramble’ then compare it to your nonsensical reply to my post? I was SUPPORTING Debbie and pointing out that Homeland’s stupid message applies to their liberal president, not a Dick Cheney – like figure. Wow, drink some coffee.

      Dina K on October 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

Maybe conservatives should have a campaign to cancel HBO? Of course, all of the liberals receiving a government check would still be paying for and watching HBO.

Jonathan E. Grant on October 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Aw Debbie, I just bought the dang Homeland DVD yesterday (it was on sale at Fry’s!)and was looking forward to watching it. Oh well…I haven’t opened it yet, so maybe I can return it to the store and get Sleeper Cell instead.

D. O'Nay on October 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

“it’s a show written and produced by liberals who blame America for Islamic terrorism and who tend to root for–and definitely sympathize with–the Islamic terrorists.”

So that makes them pro-americans? :D

Islamists have been promoted in Libya with humanitarian bombings, in Syria with “humanitarian aid”, allowed to take power in Turkey in the name of human rights and in Egypt/Tunisia in the name of Democracy.
Saddam Hussein faced a war because he put an end to one of these wonderfull Islamic utopias and because he may have had plans to threaten another, namely saudomite arabia.

Jaws on October 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Rush just raved about the show. What am I Missing? I know he likes the 24 guys, but can he be such a dupe, as Debbie would seem to suggest?

K: Rush gets a lot of things wrong. He’s caught up in his friendships with the Hollywood crowd, which is why he constantly raved over the very PC “24.” He does NOT get it right on most of this entertainment stuff, and even when he does, he does a 180 when it suits his partisan purposes. For instance, he sided with Dan Quayle against “Murphy Brown’s” single motherhood, then shamelessly gushed over Sarah Palin and her pimping of her single mother daughter, Bristol. Rush also was a HUGE cheerleader of the Dubai Ports deal to control our ports, just because he wanted to side with Bush. Again, Rush gets a lot wrong. Think for yourself. Do you reallyl think Dubai should have run our ports? He did. DS

JeffT on October 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Too often, Rush jumps in before looking.

    Worry01 on October 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    JeffT,

    I did hear that Rush raved about this stupid show. He gets the liberal dunces right 99.9% of the time but on shows like “Homeland” he’s off the mark. And as far as “24″ goes that show should have stopped at season 5 because the last three stunk.

    K: You are far too kind to Rush. He’s caught up in his friendships with the Hollywood crowd, which is why he constantly raved over the very PC “24.” He does NOT get it right on most of this entertainment stuff, and even when he does, he does a 180 when it suits his partisan purposes. For instance, he sided with Dan Quayle against “Murphy Brown’s” single motherhood, then shamelessly gushed over Sarah Palin and her pimping of her single mother daughter, Bristol. Rush also was a HUGE cheerleader of the Dubai Ports deal to control our ports, just because he wanted to side with Bush. Rush gets a lot wrong. DS

    Ken b on October 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

The liberals are incapable of learning.
As I keep saying, when the Muslims take over a country and are bending the liberals over to behead them the liberals will still be saying
“Can’t you see I mean you no harm. I just want peaceful coexistence.”

Even then they would never admit they were wrong.
And certainly never admit Debbie Schlussel was right.

smg45acp on October 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Identification cards with a big I on its face will soon be issued to all Middle-Eastern Infidels. Their safety can be guaranteed by a belt beeper, when activated the police will be there in minutes. Each Infidel can hire a government employed body guard, 24/7 protection is available. For those that remain fearful a conversion to Islam is simple, just accept the merciful one and his Messenger. But remember to give Zakat (charity) when the Imam knocks on payday.

chowching on October 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I’ll bet that at the end of the series “Brody” (the Muslim convert) turns out to be a “hero”.

Repeat on October 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I’m watching “Boardwalk Empire.” Not nearly as compelling as “the Sopranos” which it ostensibly replaces, but sure sounds better than this pro-ismalic drivel and p.c. “twist” designed to make average idiot Americans understand that “anyone” can be a threat and to not concentrate on muslims because a few highjacked their “religion.”

I am so sick of “lessons” in political correctness coming out of Hollywood in every single one of their products.

DS_ROCKS! on October 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Well I can’t stand Obama. I am a conservative and I love Homeland. Here is the way I look at. There is a law that you can’t have naturalized cities become president because you could end up with the enemy, but what if you ended up with an American (turncoat) who gained enough power and became president. As a terrorist that is what I would do

Mark
Newark,CA

Mark D on October 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Cities s/b citizens oops need to spellcheck.

Mark

Mark D on October 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Now the bipolar CIA agent – they didn’t need that or so weak that she sleeps with the enemy but I still like it

Mark, Newark, ca

Mark D on October 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I absolutely refuse to watch this vile, ultraleft-wing extremist, radical, propagandistic piece of crap.

Dave on October 2, 2012 at 1:18 am

I never watch this kind of crap – which is 95% of TV today. I refer to TV as, “The great toilet bowl – that needs flushing!” Debbie, I find it interesting that you mention the ISLAMIC TERRORIST hassan who killed and wounded many at Ft. Hood. Still not brought to trial – since 2009!

BTW: Don’t these hollywood morons and moronettes know that the muslims will slit their throats first? Or do the many self-hating, anti-Israel J.I.N.O.s in Hollywood subconsciously believe that if they are good little multiculturalists full of empathy for the poor, downtrodden islamic terrorists that the tiger will eat them last? Why we give free publicity to these people is beyond me. It must be because of the continuing downward spiral of our societal morals – or lack thereof.

herbster on October 2, 2012 at 7:19 am

Herbster and all the rest: the answer to your question is simple. The Hollyweirdies don’t imagine that any Muslim could ever do anything to them. They start from a twisted premise: Whitey is omnipotent, Whitey can make this world a paradise, everything that goes wrong in this world is Whitey’s fault. They themselves live in a bubble of immense Western wealth, and as they can do pretty much what they like, they extend their own sense of guilty omnipotence to the rest of America and the world.

Laura Latini on October 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

There are many days when I wish I was a sleeper, one that went on about my day without knowledge of current events or politics in general.

I had never watched until the other night. I figured out where they were going from the intro. Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, Powell, and no George Bush 43. Just skipped him, like he never existed. Anyway, a small thing, but I lost my interest. It irked me.

sharon on October 2, 2012 at 11:10 pm

The reason TV sucks is because of the drugged, bi-polar on medication, paranoid, lascivious, anorexic/bulimic, recovering alcoholic, smarmy, conceited BRATS that create, write, direct and manage the American entertainment industry.

andrea405 on October 4, 2012 at 2:36 am

I heard the show was good and saw Lewis in another show. But I started having my doubts. Thanks for this write up. It is insane how people could possibly having sympathy for the terrorist and his son when they want to kill thousands of innocents. Its the old liberal bias or what should really be called utter stupidity. They are people too crap. No… Not if they want to slaughter innocent people. The are animals pure and simple.

Bob logo on October 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm

This show deserves it’s overwhelmingly numerous accolades. Aside from being great television, it doesn’t stoop to appeasing anyone. The political, religious or anyone else. Right-wing Texan Christians AND fanatical Muslims will both be offended by Homeland. Of course that’s a little hard to recognize if you’re either of the two.

Trying to pander to the whims of the more “opinionated” puts script writers and directors at a huge disadvantage when telling a story (well, maybe not the script writers at FOX News). That’s a big reason shows like this are so refreshing to see; everyone is fair game. The sane, the GOP, the democrats and even the religious.

Philip Shaw on October 12, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Being an avid watcher from the UK, I would like to debate a few of the issues raised in this article. Firstly here in the UK American television can often get a bad name, and are said to contain “shooting, shagging (sex) and shouting”, and are often criticised for being too fast-paced, lacking suspense and too “black and white” however I have always enjoyed American Television.

Firstly I believe Homeland goes against the stereotype above and is slow, suspenseful and powerful.

Secondly I believe the show operates not in black and white but in various greys, I did not find that the show makes you sympathise with Islamic terrorists, but instead with individual characters, and it helps to explain their motives for committing actions whether they are right or wrong. For example the main “terrorist” in the show is not trying to attack “America” as a whole but a few American individuals for ordering a drone strike that killed 82 children and somebody he loved. Now I do not believe this is valid grounds for putting on a suicide vest (nothing is) but the show does well to explain the reasons for the terrorist’s actions.

As any good intelligence agency or undercover operative knows, to understand your enemy you must get inside their head, sympathise and comprehend them. (I’m sure America has prevented much more terrorism by turning agents and giving aid and help to the people of the middle east) (research the Hearts and Minds campaign in Iraq) either by preventing future terrorists or turning current terrorists into allies.

I object to the use of ” around the word innocent. I, like many others believe all children are born innocent, as the bible teaches you. (unless you are catholic) in which case you believe american babies are born guilty as well.

I also object to the picturing of Obama next to someone who the writers leads readers to believe is a terrorist, the two are nothing alike, and the same “negative association£ technique was used by the Nazis on American and British officials for propaganda purposes.

p.s you could picture any smiling man next to that photo.

I hope you respect my views and opinions because that what they are JUST views and opinions. I have respected yours.

George H on October 22, 2012 at 9:09 am

“Unless your a Catholic, in which case you believe…” what a disgusting anti-catholic and anti-Muslim hate filled woman you are.

Jim on October 27, 2012 at 1:05 am

So according to Debbie, If you watch this show youre now a supporter of Islamic terrorism? How so and how is it Its islamic terrorism to point out the failures of the Bush administration in preventing 9/11 when they knew it would happen and imperialist policies encouraged terrorism like setting up dictators in democratic countries?

imaginenoreligion on October 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

If conservatives were good at making a good t.v. show then we wouldn’t be having this conversation. The whole of the breakdowns of this show are completely wrong. Example: Brody doesn’t convert to islam because of the bombing by the vice president. he does that way before. This lady is clearly to damn dumb for a show that requires this much thinking.

davis first on October 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Thanks for the review headline. You convinced me that it’s safe to watch the show without compising my far left commie liberal pinko values :).

Chris on November 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Your reasoning is so flawed it’s laughable. President Obama likes this show, which means he sympathizes with terrorists?? How ridiculous can you possibly be?? What about all of the characters on the show who are fighting terrorism? Maybe those are his favorite characters. He is, after all, the President and the show is centered around Washington and the CIA. Maybe that’s why he enjoys it. I don’t know because he hasn’t discussed it with me. Maybe you should stop being so sure of what you “know”.

Cheryl on November 11, 2012 at 5:04 am

After watching the show I want Claire Danes dead more than Brody. She is getting annoying to watch.

Steve on November 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I agree the whole show is ridiculous, I just cancelled my Showtime and yes, Claire Danes character is ruining the already ridiculous, far-fetched, show.

    Lisa on November 27, 2012 at 9:00 am

Dear Debbie,
This is just sad. So reaching.

Celeste on November 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

This blog is akin to sticking your fingers in your ears and yelling.

Actually some food for thought:
It’s a far more realistic scenario for the US security to be compromised by Israeli spies than secret Islam converts. After all, Israel has been sponging off the US for billions of support in aid and armaments for decades now – talk about the tail wagging the dog.

Valiant diatribe on December 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm

You people are all so hilariously stupid. I applaud you for being able to use a keyboard, despite your apparent mental retardation.

alexander on December 7, 2012 at 12:08 am

You sure do have some good evil-liberal X-Ray detection gear. You keep going with that, girl. There must be what, 50 Communists in Congress? Put your tool to work. Name the names. Ferret out those Commmie weasels and let America be great again.

Then you can take on fluoridated water.

John Roberts on December 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Great article. well written and truthful this is why liberals will bash it to no end.

My kingdom for a president who truly will stand up and build up the United States..

for USA on December 17, 2012 at 9:41 am

Hate the show if you want…but when you make racist comments about Muslims and suggest that people who like the show support terror in some way, you reveal just how ignorant you are. It’s because of people like you on BOTH sides that this war even exists.

Shaun on December 24, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Holy fuck how is it that almost every person commenting on this website is ridiculously racist, prejudiced and so gung-ho Pro-America. It is exactly these kind of disgusting comments that make proper thinking people sick to their stomachs. I’ve been watching this show since it began and it is absolutely amazing. I plan to continue to watch this show till its very end. All intelligent people are fully aware that not all Muslims are evil and that the world is not the black and white place that you think it is. There are no clear-cut good guys and bad guys. Of course there are good things and bad things and terrorism is most certainly a bad thing. But most so-called “bad people” generally think that they are the good guys and that the good guys are evil. While some of the things such as the whole September 9th attack are absolutely horrendous, and the people who resorted to those tactics are terrible people, that doesnt mean that all Muslims are evil. I am an atheist and I certainly don’t believe that all religions are evil. I respect Christians, Muslims, Jewish people and other religions as much as each other, even though I do not personally believe in them. I will continue to watch Homeland and you really should too, each episode is more mind-nlowing than the last

Jefferson on January 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I think y’all need to get out more…maybe visit some different countries, get out of the US for a while.

Maybe you should vacation in Pakistan.

JRo on January 15, 2013 at 12:55 am

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