Saturday, March 23, 2013

When in Rome

CBS has no comment regarding viewer outrage over an installment of The Amazing Race featuring a downed B-52 bomber as a prop and a pro-Communist tune sung to the show's contestants.

Sunday's episode of the Emmy-winning, globe-hopping reality show had contestants maneuvering around the B-52 wreckage as part of the Vietnam-based contest at hand.

The show also featured children singing the glories of socialism in front of the Amazing Race participants, including the following lyrics:
“Vietnam Communist party is glorious . . . Socialism is growing more beautiful with time. Follow the party’s step. Be loyal. Be pure.”
American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz fired off an angry letter to the network regarding the episode, but so far CBS hasn't responded to it or the outrage at large.
Perhaps the traitors at CBS also went to France and ate cheese.


M. Bouffant said...

Blah blah Jane Fonda blah. Sore fucking losers.

I wonder if Grand Kleagle Jim Koutz can tell us exactly how many of the racers exposed to socialist youth song were converted on the spot?

M. Bouffant said...

Here's some context: The singing starts about (14:30) the B-52 around (28:00).

As one might imagine, the Americans are the ones who should be embarrassed. Never seen anything as inane in my life, & I've seen a lot of telebision.

Smut Clyde said...

What MB said. The US waged war on South-East Asia; the US lost; get over it. Anywhere you go in Vietnam or Laos or Cambodia, there are going to be collections of ex-US-military trophies on account of the whole "losing" thing (I have photographs of me on an APC in Hue, surrounded by small Vietnamese persons shrieking with delight at the sight of a European Ho Chi Minh impersonator).

Do they expect the Vietnamese to pretend that it never happened, to shield their delicate sensibilities? Do they want the map of the world revised so that SE Asia does not appear?

mikey said...

Yeah. If you don't want your aircraft shot down over another country, I have a perfect two-step preventitive process.

1. Don't fly your aircraft over other countries.

2. Failing step two, don't drop bombs out of said aircraft and they might not even bother to shoot at it.

OBS said...

These same people are probably proudly flying confederate flags and spouting "the south shall rise again."

They are not bright people.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Substance, the New American Empire (Genghis Khan League) is appalled that they are not properly subservient toward the people they beat. If they're not careful, we'll invade 'em to look for WMDs or send 'em Democracy or something like that.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The outrage at large?

I hope this won't distract people from the Trump-Malkin twitter fight.

M. Bouffant said...

Obviously, Yanks can no longer play the "Star-Spangled Banner" when a British monarch or P.M. comes to visit, as it will hurt their sensitive feelings by reminding Brits they more or less lost the War of 1812.

Substance McGravitas said...

I hope this won't distract people from the Trump-Malkin twitter fight.

Fun! Death to the loser! And death to the winner!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Funny how triumphalism is unseemly in other people.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

America is a pretty sore loser.

fish said...

I went to France and ate cheese.

Substance McGravitas said...