We got to figure out a way to get these open threads on before Countdown, I wrote this up this morning and he's already scooped me. Great minds, Keith...
C&Ler ysbaddaden emailed us to let us know he just couldn't bring himself to watch the season premiere of "24" this weekend.
I've never watched the TV show 24, and turned it on Sunday night to see what the fuss was. It opened with a terrorist attack being covered by FOX news with their logo as prominent as their "news" cast.
I immediately lost interest and changed channels. Was I the only one annoyed by that?
I don't know about that (although like him, I did notice the conspicuous product placement of Fox News), but AlterNet wonders if "24" isn't both playing up the fear mongering and inuring us to the government torturing.
UPDATE: My buddy, Silent Patriot thinks this clip may show that AlterNet has a point.