November 17, 2005, - 2:53 am

Christians, Minutemen–Bad; Detroit–Good: What You Can & Can’t Say in America

By Debbie Schlussel
TV teaches you a lot about what you can and can’t say in America, these days.
On Wednesday Night’s NBC line-up, Christians were portrayed as violent fanatics who try to blow up a Detroit mosque. The Minutemen, citizens who patrol our borders, are portrayed as cold-blooded murderers.
But the only ones who are apologizing are the billionaire Maloof brothers who own the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, for daring to show the real Detroit. Jimmy Kimmel had to apologize, too, for making fun of Detroit on his ABC late-night show.
What’s wrong with this picture?
In the case of the Maloof brothers, they recently showed the real picture, before an NBA home game between their Sacramento Kings and the Detroit Pistons. But, unlike NBC’s TV line-up, it wasn’t fiction or even carefully crafted “Reality TV.”
The Maloofs’ team showed a series of real images of burning cars and burned out homes in the City of Detroit. And despite the fact that Detroiters just re-elected Pimp Daddy Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick–who sent Detroit to the brink of receivership while the married mayor used his 21 bodyguards to hustle girlfriends, strippers, and other assorted paramours–Detroiters are mad that Californian billionaire siblings dare expose what’s really happening in the rustiest, most failing major city in the rust belt.
The Maloof brothers didn’t just suffer angry rants of sports columnists and editorialists in the Detroit media. They were just fined $30,000.00 for daring to display the visual truths I see regularly as I drive through the city. Burning cars? Detroit cops have the evidence they’re not supposed to show the media.
Anytime a Detroit sports team (minus hockey) wins a major game or championship, things are set on fire in the city. Then there is Detroit’s infamous “Devils’ Night.” Despite a decrease in the number of torched crack houses burning on the night before Halloween, the fact remains that homes still burn on that night in Motown. No other major city in the Western Hemisphere needs to near-quintuple law enforcement manpower, as Detroit does, on the night of October 30th, every single year.
But you can’t say that. It’s not acceptable, not politically correct to tell the truth about Detroit. Why? Because Detroit is a Black-dominated city. Therefore, any criticism of the city is off-limits. It’s “racist.”
So racist, that no-one had the guts to point out a few things:
* If the Pistons are so proud about Detroit, why is the team located many, many miles outside the city in the lily White, upper middle class suburb of Auburn Hills, where things are far safer?
* Pistons owner Bill Davidson, to whom the Maloof brothers apologized in full-page ads, doesn’t even live in Detroit. He lives in ritzy Bloomfield Hills, far outside Detroit–and again far safer. He’d NEVER live in Detroit, for the very reasons the Maloofs presented and for which they are now apologizing.
Similar video of burned-out, empty-building, boarded-up business Detroit was shown Wednesday Night at the beginning of the low-rated Benjamin Bratt show “E-Ring,” which is supposed to be a show about Pentagon and Army operatives involved in Special Operations to save Americans. But that’s not what Wednesday Night’s episode was about.
In fact, the politically correct topic of “E-Ring” made the Detroit burn-out pics okay: Muslim Americans as victims of Christian Americans.
“E-Ring” showed a gang of Christian thugs (is there such a thing?) capturing a Detroit area mosque, killing mosque members, and trying to blow the place up. Like that ever happened–or would. (The Christians also murder FBI agents who are surveilling the mosque, as if the FBI in Detroit is actually monitoring, instead of kowtowing to, extremist mosques. It isn’t.)
But where are the calls for NBC, Bratt, and the show’s producers to apologize in full-page ads like the Maloof brothers did?
Dream on.
Then, there is NBC’s franchise player, “Law and Order”–a show, which can always be counted on to support America’s enemies and attack American patriots, soldiers, and any reasonable policy designed to help America in the War on Terror.
On Wednesday Night, the show portrayed the Minutemen–unarmed civilians who patrol the border looking for illegal aliens and report sightings to Border Patrol–as bigoted murderers. Of course, to avoid a lawsuit, the show didn’t use the name, “Minutemen.” But with a name like, “Countrymen Border Watch of America,” it’s clear whom the L&O scriptwriters were depicting.
The show even depicted a patriotic ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agent, who favored the border watchers, as a corrupt, evil lout and co-conspirator to mass murder of illegals. Not that it would ever be believable, but, laughably, L&O actors constantly referred to the agency by enunciating its letters, “I–C–E.” Attention Sam Waterston: The agency’s name is pronounced, “ice,” as in frozen H2O.
What’s really frozen is society’s new standards on what you can and can’t say in America. Time for a quick thaw of this turkey.

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Fly By 11/17/05

Very short today due to all day meetings.
On the Woodward Plame escapades my expanding post is here, but I add to the mix this from Huffington (the frustration and anger is just permeates the denial from the left).
The MSM gladly relegates our colle…

The Strata-Sphere on November 17, 2005 at 12:17 am

I was born and raised in Detroit and go to work in the heart of downtown every day (live in the suburbs). It does hurt to see images portrayed in the media for the city I love but the truth sometimes hurts. I judge Detroiters not by the color but tht thinness of their skin. Most Detroits I know can deal with facing the truth and honestly go about their day trying to improve the city.

Paul on November 17, 2005 at 4:50 am

As a performer in a touring show, I had the “pleasure” of spending 6 weeks living in Downtown Detroit 2 years ago. 6 of the most depressing weeks of my life. We were working in a theater that shared a parking lot with the sports stadiums where the Tigers and the Lions play. Beautiful facilities, surrounded by filth. You could drive down a main road and see a multimillion dollar GM building bookended by burned out apartment houses that had obviously stood there for years.
Getting to and from the theater was a drive through areas that would cause even the most devout atheist to find God. The nightlife on the streets outside the Hip-Hop clubs had you contemplate running the red light if you were stuck out side of one.
On the contrary, the suburbs of Detroit are some of the nicest in America. Royal Oak, Birmingham and the like are posh, wealthy and very safe. That is the image they want you to see of course. But just because they don’t want you to see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Hiding your face from the teacher never kept you from getting called on either.

MagicalPat on November 17, 2005 at 9:10 am

My (Republican) wife (who is an attorney) for some unaccountable reason can’t get enough of Law and Order.? I usually move into the next room when it comes on, since its anti-conservative, anti-Christian agenda is so obvious.
I recall seeing the beginning of an episode a while back that showed the cops interviewing a witness standing in the door of his apartment. A crucifix was hanging prominently on the wall behind him. I said, “He’s the killer.” This was eight minutes into the show! And, of course, I was right.
Also, as a Manhattan resident, I always find it hilarious how the place where your real-life political choices generally range from left-wing to further-left to crazy-left is portrayed as a hotbed of right-wing Christian fanaticism. Sheeesh….

barnej on November 17, 2005 at 10:11 am

The examples you cite regarding the America-hating shows Hollyweird spits out are the reasons people are tuning out network TV and getting their entertainment elsewhere.
These shows have nothing to do with reality – they are nothing but bile that liberals have for this country. The “reality” they portray of America is rooted in dementia. They are pandering to their like-minded, blame-America-first pool of pond scum: the dysfunctional misfits, high school dropouts, crackhead burnouts, anarchists, socialists, and sexual deviants who hang 20 lb. dumbbells from their sex organs and march in the annual Greenwich Village Halloween parade.

Thee_Bruno on November 17, 2005 at 10:15 am

I am (was) a loyal Law N Order watcher in re-runs…now I have to add this show to ANOTHER one that I can no longer watch! It’s getting to where the only thing I can stomach is I Love Lucy!

Julles on November 17, 2005 at 10:31 am

I stick to Hogan’s Heroes and Stargate. Anything else seems like filth.

Shannon on November 17, 2005 at 10:40 am

I’m pretty sure that a promo for the law & order episode from earlier in the week called them “minutemen”.

bereza on November 17, 2005 at 10:48 am

I would defend E-Ring. I was annoyed by this episode as well, but there has been plenty to enjoy. When a French environmentalist boat was blocking a US ship from leaving an Italian port Dennis Hopper said something like “Why can’t they go save the gay whales?” They also recently forced a corrupt Democratic congressman to resign.

kansasnate on November 17, 2005 at 11:15 am

I watched this E-ring for the first three minutes and then turned it off. It went waaaaay beyond the usual Lone Christian Slayer narrative. (They say, hey, Eric Rudolph did it, right?)
The thugs in this drama were as well trained and outfitted as the military, and their game plan was exactly the same as the killers of Beslan!! Killing hostages for example, herding them all into a room, rigging bombs all over the mosque–the show purposely equated Christians with the Beslan monsters.
Unforgivable.

PJ on November 17, 2005 at 11:24 am

One million Detroiters can’t be wrong. That is how many people have fled the city. I once located nearby with the thought that it would be a great city to live near, and the border city of Windsor was just across the river for that international flair. I barely recognize Detroit any more, even as fast as it was going down hill then. I bet the Canadians are glad for that river!

Michael on November 17, 2005 at 11:32 am

Just out of curiosity, was your outrage this strong Tuesday night when Law & Order: SVU did a Terri Schiavo episode in which the ìMichael Schiavoî character was a convicted rapist who removed the feeding tube so that his wife would never be able to testify against him and in order to collect the life insurance?
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Auguste on November 17, 2005 at 11:34 am

Anybody with anything worthwhile to say about
Detroi’ first has to be okayed by THE ROSA PARKS
BUREAU OF FUNERAL SPEAKERS.An’ sho’ nuff,jes’ a day after Mack Kilpatrick was reelected,an anal-ist said on local Detroi’ TV dat The Mack was tough to beat with Sharpton,Jackson,Farrakhan and…Parks behind him.But with PC rules as they
is,maybe a winner take all election could be arranged between The Mack,Maxine’No Justice,No Peace’ Waters and Marion “Bitch set me up”Barry.Then we know for sho’ who speaks fo’ real Detroit muhfuhs..

jaywilton on November 17, 2005 at 2:24 pm

Does anybody have a link for that video?

MichaelRoland on November 17, 2005 at 3:36 pm

Hi everyone,
I’d like to know what their writers had been smoking, snorting, or drinking when they “wrote” those episodes. It must be one *%$#@ of a halucinogen. (Did I spell it right? If not, try THC or LSD or…) Anyway, whatever it was, it must really put the user in a fantasy world of extraordinary proportions. Black is white, white is black, up is down, down is up, right is wrong, wrong is right, inside is outside, outside is inside, etc.
Auguste, FYI, I did see that episode. I think it had most of the issues right. It was the murder and testimony angle that was fictitious. I know what a “ripped from the headlines” story is. I know that the Wednesday night Law and Order was just a fictional narrative designed to be more entertaining than the reality. What we know is that the Michael Schiavo take off was also spinned so as to make his decision look just while his motives were suspect. In other words, he had the right to end his wife’s life and that it was the right decision no matter what her mother wanted. We always held that it was not the right decision no matter who wanted her dead.
As for the L&O episode last night, the “Countrymen” member who killed the illegal immigrants was completely illogical. Why would anyone who would report the crossings of illegal immigrants kill them instead of reporting the person who transports them, since he was also aiding them and committing a crime? Their writers must have really been smoking some “good stuff.”

Loser on November 17, 2005 at 4:22 pm

Random Acts of Coolness III

After reading Debbie Sclhussel’s latest blog entry on media bias and NBC’s attacks on Christians, I have to wonder what are they smoking/drinking/shooting up at NBC? I knew about the story of the Minutemen being up in New York state patroling our Canad…

Adam's Blog on November 17, 2005 at 11:13 pm

NBC: Night of the Bad Catastrophes

The things that NBC will do in order to join the witch-hunt bandwagon to smear America’s defenders. And tragically, this is what they did the other week, when on E-Ring and Law & Order, they villified the civilian border defense

Tel-Chai Nation on November 21, 2005 at 1:51 am

Asia marks tsunami anniversary with prayers, silence

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) – Mourners across the world gathered on Monday along ravaged Indian Ocean coastlines to remember thousands who died in last year’s tsunami…

News Blog on December 26, 2005 at 7:46 am

This is just the kind of stuff that’s pyschologically damaging this country’s morale at a time when we’re up against an enemy whose entire strategy is to do just that. Different methods, same end. There’s no way we can damage the enemy’s morale with all these traitors and lowlifes helping them damage ours. They are winning because of stuff like this.

KnightoftheImpaler on January 3, 2006 at 9:21 pm

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