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Wednesday, July 13, 2005
UPDATE: LET'S BE CAREFUL OVER THERE
I blogged last week on Steven "Hill Street Blues" Bochco's new Fx show OVER THERE, wondering if this was going to be another political platform for Hollywood. Today, Bochco was quoted in Page Six as saying that he's never been to Iraq, and then he added this illuminating bit:
"When I become King, I'm going to change only one basic law of the land: War can be fought only by guys over 50, 'cause guys over 50 ain't going to put their asses on the block for anything — except maybe the proctologist." I guess that pretty much cements his anti-war ideology. It should be no wonder then that I don't trust Bochco with the subject of the war. And, considering the series and the war will be running concurrently, I can't help but assume that OVER THERE will be a political agenda platform for Bochco and his left coast cronies.
Speaking of all things war and Muslims, Bridget, whose blog GOPVixen is a must-read, wrote a piece in the WSJ today:
Hollywood's Last Taboo
Movie studios censor themselves to placate Muslim pressure groups.
Movies don't just offer us an escape, but reflect our realities and familiar experiences. Thursday's brutal attacks on London reminded us of a reality we've been living with for years now--Islamic terrorism. But don't hold your breath to see it portrayed as such onscreen anytime soon.
8 Check out this short video refresher to see what those rapscallion terrorists have been doing since February 1998.