Friday, February 27, 2004

Department of Homeland Security: the Series

The real Department of Homeland Security

Sounds like a bad joke, right? But D.H.S: the Series is for real. And it's been endorsed by President Bush. Bush and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge even recorded sound bites for the series' opening credits. Is it OK if I go ahead and call it propaganda now?

"How do we know that we are truly safe?" the cheesy/foreboding trailer asks.

As it happens, I'm getting sworn in as a U.S. citizen at the Office of Homeland Security next Wednesday. Seems their duties are usually a little more pedestrian than this show would have you believe.

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