i'm not an anti-tv paul supporter. i like my fair share of drama series. if we stand for libertarian principles, i feel we should honor that people can watch whatever they want. obviously, when it comes to news, i don't watch any cable news networks. but in terms of entertainment, i'm pretty good about separating that and my political philosophy.
for example, even though the show "carnivale" characterized small government people as xenophobic fundamentalist christians that hate social progress and fdr's new deal, i was able to look past it and enjoy it for what it is. i even loved playing modern warfare 2. just because impressionable young kids see the glory of war in a videogame doesn't mean i can't separate it. so sure, i'll blast a few baddies in cyberspace but when all is said and done, i'm a non-interventionist.
homeland is interesting though. i'm on episode 3 of season 1 right now and i'm very reluctant to keep going because i'm sure there will be plenty of moments where i will roll my eyes at the propaganda. i'm sure it's a gripping show, maybe i'll give it a shot (with a grain of salt, of course). see, for a show like 24, it was much easier for me to root for jack bauer just because it's SO over the top! even if CTU uses street cameras to find intel via (presumably) the patriot act, i don't even bat an eyelid. i just watch it to see a badass agent. but i can see for someone who's not on the liberty train, they can be influenced.
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