Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Correct Me If I'm Wrong But Isn't '24' Fiction?

America really is in trouble when a member of its Supreme Court (the one conservatives site as "the smartest") cannot distinguish between television and reality. Justice Antonin Scalia delivered his views on the legality of torture by citing 24's Jack Bauer. Scalia stated, "Jack Bauer saved Los Angeles. He saved hundreds of thousands of lives...Are you going to convict Jack Bauer?" This is the smart one?! Jack Bauer is a fictional character dumb ass!

Right-wingers go absolutely apeshit if any judge anywhere makes a reference to European law in an opinion. I wonder why they have no objection to a judge citing a fictional television show as justification for his opinions.


LET'S TALK said...

These Republicans are the ones with no morals when they continually support people that seem sick.

Agent Bauer is just another point in fact with these people, they look at things within their party as fantasy, what they would like for things to be for them.

How could a fictional character brings this man to make a legal opinion from fantasy land, a TV show.

I guess he is smoking what Bush smoked when he decided to invade Iraq for no real reason.

J. Marquis said...

I can go along with torture if you're sure it will save a million people from imminent harm. But according to the CIA, it just almost never happens that way.

Dave Splash said...

One thing Scalia seems to overlook at '24' is that Jack is frequently detained for rule violations. He'd been kicked out of CTU, traded to the Chinese, etc etc. He is also hated by a number of people and he has no life whatsoever.