When I first heard liberals howling about supposed anti-Obama messages in ABCâ€™s new sci-fi drama â€œV,â€ I rolled my eyes.Â The story of Earth falling for the false promises of sinister aliens may sound like the Barack Obama Hope-&-Change Tour 2008, but itâ€™s hardly a new theme for the science-fiction genreâ€”not only did â€œThe Twilight Zoneâ€ famously tackle it way back when, but â€œVâ€ itself is actually a direct remake of a TV miniseries that first aired in 1983.Â Any resemblance between the 44th President and two-faced space lizards had to be coincidentalâ€¦at least, thatâ€™s what I thought before Sean Hannity aired clips from the new show.
The first clip shows a gullible teenager eagerly promoting the Vsâ€™ agenda through the World Wide Web:
Iâ€™m not obsessedâ€¦well, yâ€™know what, the Vs, they call it spreading hope.
Okay, maybe that does sound kind of familiar.Â Next, Hannity highlights a scene in which an attractive, smooth-talking V representative sits down for an interview:
V: Be sure not to ask anything that would paint us in a negative light.
HOST: Excuse me?
V: Donâ€™t ask any questions that would portray us negatively.
HOST: This is just how itâ€™s done.Â I swear Iâ€™ll be fair.
V: Youâ€™ll need to be more than fair if you want to proceed.Â We canâ€™t be seen in a negative lightâ€¦We want to provide complete medical services to all.
HOST: Youâ€™re talking about universal healthcare.
V: I believe thatâ€™s what you call it, yes.
Stop the presses!Â Hope-bringers who wonâ€™t tolerate an adversarial media, because it would distract people from the cause of health care reform?Â Itâ€™s certainly a breath of fresh air from mainstream entertainmentâ€™s usual modus operandi.Â Now thatâ€™s change we can believe in!
Somebody in Hollywood must have been asleep at the switch in order for â€œVâ€™sâ€ thoughtcrimes to make it past the drawing board, but now that the Left has noticed, itâ€™s time to crack down:
Naturally, when a show debuts to huge ratings and mostly great reviews, the producerâ€™s career is golden. Not this time. Apparently the network who gave Obama an infomercial and refuses to release the â€œPath to 9/11â€³ DVD decided to replace the show runner Scott Peters before the pilot even aired. In fact, ABC hosted a big visit by press people last Monday, but Peters was notably absent. Exec producer Steve Pearlman spoke with the reporters.
Peters has been demoted to exec producer, a largely honorary title and has been replaced by former â€œThe Shieldâ€ and â€œChuckâ€ alum Scott Rosenbaum.
ABC might try to clamp down on any political dissent in â€œVâ€™sâ€ future, but they canâ€™t just re-write the episodes that have already been filmed, and viewers definitely seem to like the show just as it is. Meddling with the creative team for the sake of partisan politics could result in a far less appealing product, so “V’s” reptilian masters will have to decide if â€œtheyâ€™ll need to be more than fair if they want to proceed.â€