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11/4/2009

“They Are Arming Themselves With the Most Powerful Weapon Out There”

Filed under: Media Bias,Obama — DRJ @ 9:54 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

The Jury has been talking about the new ABC show “V” since early yesterday, and now a lot of people are talking about it because “V” may be an allegory that questions America’s devotion to Barack Obama.

Here is the trailer:

The most powerful weapon out there? Devotion.

— DRJ

23 Responses to ““They Are Arming Themselves With the Most Powerful Weapon Out There””

  1. Just in case… possible spoilers…

    I thought they were actually pretty even handed politically (as shocking as that is on TV these days). Sure, the whole angle pointed out vis a vis Obama in regard to devotion, the bandwagon, the media, etc.. but on the flip side, apparently BushCo was all the Vs. You did catch the underground people mentioning that the Vs had infiltrators here for a while and that the “unecessary warns”, the whole economic mess, etc were their doing, right?

    Miguelito (f443a7)

  2. “Just be sure not to ask anything that would paint us in a negative light.”

    This is unnecessary with our media.

    Alta Bob (e8af2b)

  3. Is this going to be a version like “V” meets the new “Galactica” ?

    Or is it ‘faithful’ to the prior version that a num ber of us remember ?

    Alasdair (205079)

  4. There was a similar V show years ago, in the ’80s? It was really lame.

    Amphipolis (b120ce)

  5. First, yeah, there was a very real anti-obama lean. It was even heavy handed. Turnabout is fun, frankly.

    And probably half the reporters watching cringed in their seat as the aliens manipulated our press. Basically the head alien sits down for a live on air interview, and tells the reporter “don’t ask any questions that might put us in a bad light.” The reporter protests and she says, “okay, this interview is over.” Basically she plies him with the hope of the ratings for the show, knowing that whether he asked tough questions or not, he would get huge ratings. And the wimp goes along with it.

    I doubt that they wrote this thinking of the recent dustup with fox news, but the timing was pitch perfect.

    As for the question of whether or not it is going to be faithful, look honestly, i don’t remember the original very well. But it strikes me as a less radical departure than say, the new BSG was from the old one. From what little i remember of the original, this seems like simply a more polished version, with much much better special effects.

    And call me crazy, but i find the original BSG unwatchable, while the new one was nearly perfect. i am waiting for the price to come down, but i am totally getting the series on dvd.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  6. I had been tempted to tune in to see a Firefly alumni, but I really didn’t go for the original “V”.

    Just call me the Fixer. I’ll stockpile the teflon bullets.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  7. We didn’t have enough to be skeered of, we need people-eating lizards from outer space. Hollywood is We’re nuts. Have I ever told you we don’t watch TV in my house?

    nk (df76d4)

  8. nk…
    a lawyer…
    complaining about “people-eating lizards from outer space”???

    Must be afraid of the competition.
    //sarc off//

    AD - RtR/OS! (0a796c)

  9. We lawyers don’t eat our breeding stock, AD.

    nk (df76d4)

  10. Your GOP

    Our country has to decide, said Ronaldus Magnus,[??] “whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether to abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives better than we can plan them ourselves.”
    tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/10/rnc-web-site-pays-tribute-to-ronaldus-magnus.php

    The RNC was embarrassed by that one and took it down, but maybe someone here should google the phrase “Saint Ronnie” though that’s used only to mock the faithful.
    Conservative idolatry specifically Reagan worship, has no equivalent among liberals. It may have once, but not now.

    bored again (d80b5a)

  11. You gonna compare Ronald Reagan to Mayor Daley’s Buttboy, cornholed again? Here? Go back to DaleyKos, they might let you do it there.

    nk (df76d4)

  12. ba needs to Google FDR for some iconic idolatry.

    AD - RtR/OS! (0a796c)

  13. Bored

    um, you know there is a difference between obama worship and reagan worship. The gipper accomplished something. In fact he accomplished alot. I am sure around 1880 or so people accused republicans of worshipping Lincoln, too. And yes, in the case of Lincoln and Reagan, some people go overboard, but the ratio between adulation and actual achievement has never been more unbalanced than with Obama.

    i mean how a liberal can compare admiration to reagan to the unseemly worship of obama is beyond me. I mean between Reagan and Obama, who did more as of February 2009 to bring about world peace? And who got the nobel prize? ’nuff said.

    And how many videos are there of children singing creepy songs where they substitute jesus for their idol president? if they did that to reagan, reagan himself would furiously denounce it as disrespectful of christ. But not so much obama, eh?

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  14. The gipper accomplished something.

    But, Obama won the election! He ran an actual national campaign! And he effectively…community organized(not). And when he was a Senator, he accomplished…

    Dmac (a964d5)

  15. Dmac, you’re trying too hard.
    Just relax, Myron will be back to do the light-lifting.

    AD - RtR/OS! (0a796c)

  16. Conservative idolatry specifically Reagan worship, has no equivalent among liberals.

    FDR and Dr King for two.

    Kevin Murphy (805c5b)

  17. Conservative idolatry specifically Reagan worship, has no equivalent among liberals.

    What about JFK, Fidel, and Che, they belong in the liberal pantheon, albeit on the second tier under Marx, Lenin, and Mao. (Stalin and Pol Pot are cooling their heels in the basement.)

    ropelight (cb104b)

  18. Kevin – I have yet to see liberals worshipping MLK – they pay amazing lip-service to MLK even as they *act* contrary to his beliefs and his words …

    MLK would have been leading the campaigns to denounce and discourage the whole Political Correctness phenomenon … he would have been horrified b the Quotas version of Affirmative Action even as he would have strongly supported those who practise genuine Affirmative Action by tutoring disadvantaged kids no matter the colour of their skins

    Alasdair (f6d59b)

  19. Alas

    Dude, if you read MLK’s autobiography, you would know that MLK was not opposed to quotas. i mean right or wrong he was not.

    As far as MLK worship goes, he deserves a certain amount of very real and bipartisan respect. Again, in severe contrast to Noobius Maximus (my pet name for Obama) MLK accomplished quite a bit that we should all be praising.

    What i think MLK would be most appalled by is the way religion is treated by the modern democratic party. The MLK who wrote in a birmingham jail that any law in conflict with God’s law was illigitimate, would not have supported the attacks on Bush’s faith. And he might have noticed the disgusting segregation of the democratic party where faith is only allowed to be shown if the leader is black or in a black church. Al Gore’s “preacher Al” personna had to be the most embarrasing thing for white people since Vanilla Ice.

    And on that subject, MLK would not have been happy with the moral relativism and depravity that the left has promoted. I think when all was said and done, if he had lived, we would have seen where he would be to faith what hugo black as to the constiution–more liberal than his counterparts when he started, but as time goes on, not as liberal as the left desired and ultimately a principled man we could respect even if we disagree.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  20. and btw, rather than read MLK’s autobiography, i can’t strongly enough recommend the audio book version. it is absolutely beautiful. no, MLK didn’t narrate most of it but Levarr Burton is actually really good and when i listened to it driving home one day, i felt like he was in the car with me, having a conversation.

    But it is a driving hazard, too, because i guarantee you that sooner or later, you will cry, listening. this is a man who literally knew that he might die doing this, and continued to do it anyway. you have to respect that.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  21. Ditto what A.W. said in #20. Powerful stuff.

    Plus, I like initials.

    JD (d787ac)

  22. JD – I c

    Alasdair (f6d59b)

  23. And on that subject, MLK would not have been happy with the moral relativism and depravity that the left has promoted.

    Except for jumping on every fat, blond white woman that would stand still long enough for him.

    nk (df76d4)


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