So, I'm watching bowl games and see that ABC is going to be starting a show about Homeland Security. I wonder if they are going to give the real story of the TSA. Somehow, I doubt it. I would bet that Homeland Security, as part of the agreement, demands reviewing the scripts of the show. And so its doubtful that they will show, say, TSA needlessly requiring someone to remove nipple rings in following asinine policies.
Somebody might think that the above comments are the height of cynicism. What could potentially make someone think that the government would want to influence TV show scripts to ensure broadcasting of government-approved messages? Oh, maybe history.
I wonder if Homeland Security will show drug searches and raids on innocent people.
I wonder if the show will demonstrate that the drug war might be something other than a complete success.
Somehow, I doubt it. Instead, the show will show us the 'heroes' that keep us 'safe', unquestioningly glorifying governmental power.