Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, July 18, 2010

An Entire Series About the Government Breaking the Law

"Covert Affairs" on the USA Network. The action supposedly takes place in the "Domestic Protection Division" of the CIA, which would be amusing if not for the point that the CIA is not supposed to operate on U.S. soil.

I can see why the show is based on that premise, though, as location shooting overseas would be expensive and other nations might not be too thrilled at the idea of a show about CIA operations operating in their borders. But this show, whether unintended or not, this show makes the idea of the CIA operating within the U.S. more acceptable.


Nangleator said...

Be interesting to see how easily the show got approved. Or if the network now has access to a mysterious line of funding.

BobG said...

And when I was younger, they claimed the CIA had never approved or conducted assassinations, also.
The CIA has worked on native soil in the past, they just don't admit to it.

Comrade Misfit said...

Bob, indeed. What constantly amazes me is that people expect an agency whose job it is to spy and commit other illegal acts would not have a qualm about doing things that they are not supposed to be doing.

Cirze said...

Thanks for saying that.

I enjoyed watching it even as I realized it's just schooling us to want more CIA unplugged in this country.


As if we don't have enough trouble already.


this show makes the idea of the CIA operating within the U.S. more acceptable.