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David Solvay: “NCIS Goes PC”

December 27, 2009

In our household there are not many television shows we really trust these days, as Hollywood’s drivel seems to really be focused on unwholesome morals and political correctness.  But one show we had trusted for years now has been NCIS, the series where the redoubtable Leroy Jethro Gibbs leads his team of intrepid agents in a pursuit of “truth, justice and the American way.”  (I know that is a line about Superman, but it does fit NCIS…or it did.)

But much to our surprise and disappointment, we saw two episodes recently (in NCIS and its spinoff, NCIS-LA) where Christians were portrayed as engaging in the type of behavior seen being done by some Muslims in the real world: honor killings and suicide vests.  David Solvay has written a far better response to this than I could, in his essay NCIS Goes PC.  As he notes,

As we see, the two NCIS installments concur with such ludicrous preconceptions, acquitting the Muslim characters and specifically singling out a brace of Christian malefactors. In fact, in the second case, it is the Christian who straps on a suicide vest. More to the point, the two programs were aired in the same approximate timeframe as the Fort Hood tragedy implicating a devout Muslim, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who slaughtered thirteen of his army compatriots and fellow citizens.

All I can say is that it appears we are quite likely going to have to stop watching the very last of the television shows we were able to watch on any of the major networks.  Does CBS realize what they are doing?  Do they care?

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  1. December 27, 2009 8:16 pm

    Will,

    Why do you act so surprised, TV execs are anti-Christian (unless they can sell advertising shares during Adventide) writers sell scripts to these people, so they must write what these execs believe is how the real world is or they want it to be (the customer is always right).

    Myself, I can’t stand to watch NCIS or CSI or most any police drama, they are so far off the mark it is not funny. In fact I am glad that most people watch these shows and think they know the law or how to beat the cops, it makes our jobs easier.

  2. December 27, 2009 9:27 pm

    Kevin,

    I probably misspoke when it comes to being “surprised” but I was truly disappointed in NCIS. But I agree with you: we pretty much have given up on all the police procedurals (I think that is one name for the likes of the “CSI” shows). Indeed, we truly have no excuse now (and really haven’t for years) to not be reading a good book!

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