Anti-Iraq Simpsons -- on Fox Sunday, or This Blog, NowI'm actually okay with a heavy liberal bias in the media. I encourage it, frankly. Truth is the sound of the most popular voice, after all, and I'm hoping it works in reverse: if we hear enough liberally slanted news, maybe the America's Republican deathmarch off a cliff can be reversed. And if this episode of 'The Simpsons' is any indicator, America's getting good and angry at the war in Iraq.
Here's an excerpt from an article originally appearing in Radar Online:
The episode, which airs Nov. 5, concludes with an Iraq war satire that may rank as the most pointed political statement the show has ever made. In the segment, aliens invade Springfield to prevent mankind from obtaining "weapons of mass disintegration," but their mission, called "Operation Enduring Occupation," turns into a quagmire. "You said we would be greeted as liberators!" accuses one alien.
You can wait until Sunday to see the episode on TV -- or watch it righ here. The rest of the show is kinda lame by Simpsons standards -- or the standards they set in the mid-90's -- but the writers bring out the heavy artillery at the very end.
I've been wondering where the groundswell is, when media and people in the street are finally going to weigh in on this. Hopefully this is just the start.