Sunday, February 27, 2011

Shameful: CBS Drama “The Good Wife” Names Palin-Supporting Tea Party Character “McVeigh”

 American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing

CBS has conjered up images of violent right-wing radicals by naming a Tea Party member in their drama “The Good Wife”  McVeigh.
(Fox News) — The CBS drama “The Good Wife” has raised a few eyebrows by naming Gary Cole’s character, a ballistics expert, Tea Party member, and Sarah Palin supporter, “Kurt McVeigh,” a not so subtle comparison to Timothy McVeigh, the man behind the 1995 Oklahoma City bombings.

So was the writing an attempt to discredit the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate by drawing links to Timothy McVeigh, or was it a simple artistic decision?

“Calling a character ‘Kurt McVeigh’ conjures up unmistakable images of mass murdering terrorist Timothy McVeigh. Hollywood screenwriters don’t live in a cultural vacuum; they help to create American culture,” Matthew Vadum, senior editor at the Capital Research Center in Washington D.C told FOX411’s Pop Tarts.

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