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Murdoch's KGB-Friendly Series

scrow Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 10:35 AM
"Or you know what, use some of that personal responsibility I'm always hearing so much about around here, and don't turn on this show." So you're complaining about how sad Bozell is, but don't have the personal responsibility to stop reading it since you don't like it. You know, irony can be pretty ironic sometime...
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,...