“24” is just a TV show, right?

Apparently not. In addition to the Newsweek article, we also have Laura Ingraham, a very popular conservative talk show host, who comes to this brilliant conclusion on Bill O’reilly’s show on the Fox News channel:

“The average American out there loves the show 24. OK? They love Jack Bauer. They love 24. In my mind that’s close to a national referendum that it’s OK to use tough tactics against high-level Al Qaeda operatives as we’re going to get.”

So to recap: America loves Jack Bauer + Jack Bauer tortures people = America Loves Torture! Maybe my cynicism is warranted after all. Unreal.


3 thoughts on ““24” is just a TV show, right?

  1. i’m not sure which troubles me more; the transitive property of torture or that devlin video. both are a strange combination of “wow, that’s funny someone would actually do/say that” and “wow, someone would actually do/say that.”

  2. But what about a show like American Idol? I guess it could go like this:

    A large portion of America loves American Idol + American Idol mentally tortures people in various ways = America Loves Torture!

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