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Murdoch's KGB-Friendly Series

Bryan55 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 1:06 PM
I suppose "The Rise and Fall of the American Empire" will someday be studied by students of history asking "How could they have been so blind to the corruption of their culture?"
America is Over Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 6:24 PM
I'm beginning to doubt they will be allowed to write HIstory in the future. Anywhere.
Imiss40 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 3:46 PM
Very astute.

We do that now with the Roman Empire, and marvel how the Germans welcomed National Socialism.

Will scholars be doing that when studying American history in 80 years?
In August, Rupert Murdoch's FX picked up a Cold War series set in the 1980s titled "The Americans." Liberals might have braced themselves for the worst. It sounded like some kind of Chuck Norris-style "jingoistic" homage to freedom-loving intelligence agents. But this is Hollywood, so the show instead focuses on KGB spies who speak perfect English, working to destroy Reagan-era America, which is not altogether a bad thing to people in Hollywood.

Joe Weisberg, who worked for more than three years at the CIA, first wrote a script about two CIA case officers stationed in Bulgaria. Fox bought that script,...