A wiki-leaked cable shows some informants in American embassies abroad are of the opinion that popular American television shows such as “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Desperate Housewives” are more effective against terrorism than propaganda.
I’d like to think of this as a good thing, the fact that American television entertainment has a positive impact on a Muslim conservative society. But having “Desperate Housewives” as representative of (mostly) the American culture doesn’t do the idea justice… I mean, come on!
Might I suggest “Seinfeld”, “Mad Men”, “House”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, and definitely NOT “24”, as some quality shows the Saudi Arabian viewers might enjoy.
I’m looking forward to hearing what Dave has to say about this.