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Counterspin - December 21, 2012 at 2:00pm

Counterspin, for December 21, 2012 - 2:00pm

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Hello, I'm from Berkeley,

Hello, I'm from Berkeley, living now in Taipei, Taiwan, and dependent more than ever upon KPFA and such to get "news," and Counterspin is a big help. I'm responding to your recent piece on "Homeland" ("12/21" show). I have watched some of that show on TV here in Taiwan. I was suspicious right away, while trying to enjoy what I could about it. Right away, I was disappointed in G. P. that she took the role in the show, as that wouls seem to speak to her politics. My main comment today is, in your piece I don't think you mentioned that the show is, more or less, Israeli (I am being loose wiith my facts here, but I remember seeing in the credits that it was an Israeli show adapted for American TV). Horrors and shudders! Also, I found (pardon me please if I am being anti-Jewish here) that the CIA mentor guy seems very smart and competent, and thoroughly Jewish, so I am pushed to seeing things his way. All in all, I get the feeling that the show is a bolder (more explicit) reach into public persuasion by Zionist-leaning people than would have been attempted in the past (for example, blatant Israeli point of view); and I think it's more potent because it is much better informed and credible and thus more potent as disinformation. (One thing people love about movies is to be taught about the shadow world of espionage; this show has that and lots of believable material relating to the everyday life of people that the CIA spies on, etc.). I'm in a rush - that's not perfect, but generally what I want to say.

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