Because TV Already Smeared Reagan

Monday, May 30, 2005

The entertainment's penchant for vilifying those evil conservatives surfaced again in a recent episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

In "False-Hearted Judges" one of the two detectives investigating the murder of a judge had this to say:

"Looks like the same shooters. CSU found the slug in a post, matched it to the one that killed Judge Barton. Maybe we should put out an APB [all-points bulletin] for somebody in a Tom DeLay T-Shirt."

Because those "extreme," "crazy," "ultra," and not to forget "right-wing" DeLay supporters are the most likely of all potential suspects to assassinate a judge. Please.

Naturally, DeLay wasn't thrilled and in response to a futile letter he wrote to NBC, the creator/executive producer of the show, Dick Wolf, said, "Up until today, it was my impression that all of our viewers understood that these shows are works of fiction ... but I do congratulate Congressman DeLay for switching the spotlight from his own problems to an episode of a TV show."

When "Law & Order" finally kicks the bucket maybe its writers should join those of "The West Wing" and collaborate to make a new fantasy series about a world where both crime is committed exclusively by DeLay supporters and the American people prefer a liberal government.