February 27, 2007


I heard on the TV over the weekend that the cadre from West Point visited the writers of 24 and asked them to tone it down because they were having a hard time convincing cadets that torture is not the way. I'm struck by how sad our education system must be if the teachers at West Point can't educate their students and instead have to resort to trying to change Jack Bauer. And how hopeless the students must be.

So I looked up more info on this story and got completely sucked into this New Yorker article: WHATEVER IT TAKES The politics of the man behind 24.

Posted by Sarah at February 27, 2007 07:50 AM | TrackBack


I'm not good at posting links but here is the article about them visiting asking the producers to make the scenes more realsitic.

Posted by: StephanieBerndt at February 27, 2007 12:17 PM

I would of thought that an army wife would be more inclined to agree with West Point than a hollywood tv show. I guess we like what we like though.

Posted by: Will at February 28, 2007 04:05 PM

Really? Would you "of"?

Posted by: Sarah at February 28, 2007 06:34 PM


OK...I love that you noticed the grammatical error in would of! HILARIOUS!

Posted by: StephanieBerndt at February 28, 2007 07:19 PM

True enough! Grammar is everything. The old, ethical,moral generation of our military will be gone soon enough. Those raised on cartoons will rise to the top. The situation will become interesting! Cool TEEVEE will result.

Posted by: John at March 3, 2007 09:29 AM

Why do I always get the last word?

Posted by: John at March 4, 2007 01:02 AM