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The Simpsons Pull a John Kerry
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I got tons of e-mail about the military-bashing Simpsons episode last night. Here’s a bit of the video if you haven’t seen it and want to get in a bad mood. The mockery of Army recruiters and enlistees is absolutely disgusting. This comes on the heels of last week’s election-timed episode mocking the Iraq war.

The show is getting long in the tooth and low on funny. Don’t bother with it.


Update: Reader Patrick says the anti-military virus has struck “Family Guy,” too and sends examples here and here:

I wanted to bring to your attention a couple of outrageous clips from the November 5th episode of Family Guy. The family is shown having a discussion about the son possibly joining the Army. The mother is opposed to the idea. The father answers that the Army is great because you can get “money for college, free food and all the brown people you can rape.” A bit later in the scene, the baby (who speaks) says “the bottom 10% of our high school class is off to fight another battle.”

…I was a huge fan of the show prior to it being cancelled in 2003. Since it returned to FOX last year, it has been less about humor and more about liberal propaganda. After seeing that scene, I will never watch the show again and I will be sending a mass email to discourage others from watching.

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