Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Today's column for the Daily Banter has to do with NBC's monumentally dumb new reality show, Stars Earn Stripes. It's drawing quite a bit of wrath from the left, most notably from nine Nobel Peace Laureates -- and Glenn Greenwald.
Here's an excerpt:
"There’s no doubt that not only is Stars Earn Stripes an almost laugh-out-loud stupid show — one that’s disingenuous on every level, from its sanitized portrayal of armed combat, to its contention that it has only the best pro-troops intentions at heart, to its willingness to call Nick Lachey and Todd Palin 'stars' — but its premise is indeed more than a little tawdry. I’m not outright offended by the show, but I can certainly see how some people would be: It casts what our military does in terms of an athletic competition, without any of the nasty little business of killing a lot of people. I’m not going to play the left-wing moral relativist card simply because I accept that, while our military doesn’t always do the right thing — and certainly if you put moral people in highly immoral situations and leave them there for too long, they’re going to crack — for the most part our troops are incredibly honorable people and do, in fact, deserve our respect and admiration."
Read the Rest Here