Cablegate: Letterman & American Entertainment Fights Terrorism better than American Propaganda

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.

Read the HuffPost Article here and the original cables released by the UK’s Guardian here

Note especially at section 11, titled “Letterman, Agent of Influence”

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.

Author: dky1

A graduated (but still caffeinated) student. I write mostly politics and movie reviews in the Third Cup blog, and some fiction, short stories, and gaming journal on the Loner's Diaries blog.

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