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Rachel Maddow Blasts Afghan War-Based Reality Show 'Bomb Patrol' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 26th 2010 4:46PM
The new reality show 'Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan' was a topic of discussion on last night's 'Rachel Maddow Show,' (weeknights, 9 PM ET on MSNBC) and Rachel is not a fan of the concept.

The ten episode reality series, which will follow a bomb squad unit in Afghanistan and run on G4, is being produced with the blessing of the U.S. Navy. Still, Rachel worried that packaging the war as entertainment is a dangerous line to cross.
G4 has yet to address the issue of how they would handle any casualties in the unit being filmed. This irked Maddow, who wondered aloud if "the prospect of American casualties is what they think is going to make people tune in."

Later, New York Times columnist Frank Rich joined Maddow, and also expressed the opinion that the show is in poor taste. He added that he doubts anyone will watch it. "Government really doesn't understand show business," he explained.

What do you think? Is 'Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan' a terrible idea, or is it something you would be interested in watching?

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Another moronic commentary by a moronic commentator, she should just stick to what she knows...then we would never hear from her. Lets see watching for American casualties...you mean like NASCAR, or NFL, NBA, UFC, and anything produced by Congress. Is that all you think we watch for? For Bomb Patrol, lets see...how about being able to watch American servicemen defeat IED's, the number one killer of Americans in Afghanistan. Or, defeating the Taliban, the number one killers of Afghani's. There are a number of reason to watch programming that you may not approve of, and you know what? No one cares that you don't approve.

November 27 2011 at 9:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe stalin

Dear god, why would anyone give a rats arse what this gender neutral person says? Anyone want to review something NOT from the mouth piece of the regime?

August 26 2010 at 10:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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