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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-08 01:47 PM
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2. I never watched it. People told me it was about torture, so I figured it was
propaganda to justify Bush's torturing.
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  -What was the purpose of "24" ? changemonger  Nov-28-08 01:42 PM   #0 
  - absolutely  leftofthedial   Nov-28-08 01:43 PM   #1 
  - I never watched it. People told me it was about torture, so I figured it was  valerief   Nov-28-08 01:47 PM   #2 
  - It "surprisingly" justifies a lot of right-wing talking points  changemonger   Nov-28-08 02:13 PM   #19 
     - That's what teevee is for, after all. It manipulates our desires and outrage. nt  valerief   Nov-28-08 07:27 PM   #47 
  - I agree.  FiveGoodMen   Nov-28-08 01:47 PM   #3 
  - The one or two episodes I caught never compelled me to "love" it.  quiet.american   Nov-28-08 01:48 PM   #4 
  - I haven't seen it  wryter2000   Nov-28-08 01:48 PM   #5 
  - It's good popcorn tv. n/t  Mojambo   Nov-28-08 01:49 PM   #6 
  - true on the propaganda, but also a positive...  hlthe2b   Nov-28-08 01:50 PM   #7 
  - Plus remember how terrible the previous "black president" was in office  Bucky   Nov-28-08 02:06 PM   #15 
  - entertainment  melm00se   Nov-28-08 01:52 PM   #8 
  - So everyone who hates it never watched it.  Robb   Nov-28-08 01:52 PM   #9 
  - I've been watching West Wing for a few weeks  Posteritatis   Nov-28-08 02:14 PM   #21 
  - It's entertaining, or it used to be, but...  liberalmuse   Nov-28-08 01:56 PM   #10 
  - I've seen a few episodes and, while I like Kiefer Sutherland, the show I saw  greyhound1966   Nov-28-08 02:00 PM   #11 
  - The only purpose it served for me was to waste an entire day of my life.  Justyce   Nov-28-08 02:00 PM   #12 
  - LOL! reminds me of when I was getting prepped for surgery  Lerkfish   Nov-28-08 02:13 PM   #20 
     - Just be glad it wasn't Flash Gordon! n/t  Chulanowa   Nov-28-08 03:09 PM   #32 
        - I'm glad it wasn't Modern Problems  Lerkfish   Nov-28-08 03:12 PM   #35 
  - I enjoyed the first season (watched it on DVD over a couple of weeks)  Bucky   Nov-28-08 02:03 PM   #13 
  - not the Iraq war specifically, but the war on terror as a whole  changemonger   Nov-28-08 02:38 PM   #27 
     - Actually the show was in production months before 9/11 & the GWOT  Bucky   Nov-28-08 03:12 PM   #34 
  - A Rovian creation  TomInTib   Nov-28-08 02:04 PM   #14 
  - Propaganda cloaked as entertainment.  Liberal_Lurker   Nov-28-08 02:07 PM   #16 
  - that would be the best way to describe it  changemonger   Nov-28-08 02:58 PM   #31 
  - you might want to distance yourself from people who are "passionate" about television programming  datasuspect   Nov-28-08 02:09 PM   #17 
  - Catharsis for the lower end of the Tom Clancy literacy scale.  TahitiNut   Nov-28-08 02:10 PM   #18 
  - "Terrorism chic," I called it  rocknation   Nov-28-08 02:14 PM   #22 
  - Dramatic, thrilling entertainment that tapped into the spirit of the times.  aikoaiko   Nov-28-08 02:17 PM   #23 
  - I disagree  changemonger   Nov-28-08 02:23 PM   #24 
     - I'm open to reading about the coincidences.  aikoaiko   Nov-28-08 02:26 PM   #25 
     - I'm not an expert...  changemonger   Nov-28-08 02:49 PM   #29 
     - I came across an article or interview a few years back that said just that  Posteritatis   Nov-28-08 05:18 PM   #42 
  - From the few times that I've watched  lapfog_1   Nov-28-08 02:26 PM   #26 
  - That's weird, I had the opposite impression  bananas   Nov-28-08 02:48 PM   #28 
  - did you ever study propaganda ?  changemonger   Nov-28-08 02:56 PM   #30 
     - Have you read "Propaganda" by Jacques Ellul?...  adsosletter   Nov-28-08 06:20 PM   #46 
  - to attract viewers, get ratings, sell ads and make money  onenote   Nov-28-08 03:10 PM   #33 
  - Seconded.  HypnoToad   Nov-28-08 03:13 PM   #36 
  - To make money for the people that produce it.  RGBolen   Nov-28-08 03:14 PM   #37 
  - Of course it's propaganda  Chulanowa   Nov-28-08 03:20 PM   #38 
  - Up until Season 6, it was the best show on TV  Seen the light   Nov-28-08 03:45 PM   #39 
  - to get people to watch the commercials that the advertisers paid for.  QuestionAll   Nov-28-08 03:47 PM   #40 
  - It's just a TV show.  Feron   Nov-28-08 05:15 PM   #41 
  - It's TV. Nothing nefarious.  Blue-Jay   Nov-28-08 05:20 PM   #43 
  - There's enough violence in the world, why would I watch a fictional account of more violence?  AZBlue   Nov-28-08 05:20 PM   #44 
  - Not surprising at all.  Gwendolyn   Nov-28-08 05:20 PM   #45 

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