Grotesque Propaganda on Cop DramasSubmitted by humanliberty on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 00:47
I don't have a TV anymore, and am a little out of touch, so this may not be as shocking to some...
but I just witnessed some MAJOR propaganda/psyops baked into a show called Criminal Minds.
I mean, OK, all these shows are a meta-psyop to begin with, enforcing the "cops/government=benevolent/heroic/super-competent protectors" myth.
But within that...:
The FBI wanted to get a source from a journalist.
The journalist objected "No way, I know my rights!"
The agent grabs him, start putting on the cuffs, and when he objects further the Feds reply "I hope you understand, we consider these killings acts of terrorism, and under the Patriot Act, we can arrest you and detain you for as long as we like."
The journalist caves, which implicitly (not actually, if you think about it, which essentially no one does of course...) helps solve the case - a win for the good guys. Hurray.
I got chills, at how in one fell swoop they demonized the act of standing on one's rights and the protection of journalistic sources, while whitewashing the Government's draconian, traitorous, police-state tactics+laws.
I'd like to use this thread to catalogue moments like that from all over mass "entertainment."
Anyone else care to contribute?