Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

No military advisor on Commander in Chief

Stuff like this blows my mind - last week on CinC there was a ton of discussion about whether or not to put a military escort on a naval rescue mission. Everyone involved used the term "battleships."

The last US battleship was decommissioned thirteen years ago. I doubt *any* active duty military officer would make that kind of mistake. It's also a quick internet search to find this out.

Stuff like this really pisses me off. I think more than anything because I'd be happy to vet scripts like this for a small fee... [grin]

Permalink Philo 
January 22nd, 2006
The media has little to no experience with the military because so few of them served.

So they make stupid mistakes like having the characters failing to salute, wandering around outdoors without their cover on, and being discourteous.
Permalink example 
January 22nd, 2006
That's not the media, that's fictional entertainment.

Besides, if they showed it like it truly was, would anybody be tempted to join up?

Permalink trollop 
January 22nd, 2006
A mockumentary about military life similar in style to the original UK "The Office" would be a great public service to potential recruits.
Permalink O_o 
January 23rd, 2006
I stopped watching Commander in Cheif after the first one or two episodes, and tuning in to the ending of a few (to watch whatever came on after it) proved I made the right decision.

Each episode is just over the top emotional, including that big movie music reserved for the sappiest moments... which happened once or twice per episode. I really sort of wish they'd downplay the over-the-top stuff, the "I can be a woman and still be president, I wear a prom dress to an international dinner and dance with foreign prime minsters" stuff.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 23rd, 2006
Philo, you're missing the point of the show, it's all an alternate reality where Battleships still exist, and we elect women to the highest office in the land. I think down may be up and so on...
Permalink Phil 
January 23rd, 2006
Ha, it's desensitization.

Ive *heard* that some of the contributors to CinC were DNC staffers and/or Clinton staffers. It wouldn't surprise me, but I haven't researched it myself.
Permalink KC 
January 23rd, 2006
"Ive *heard* that some of the contributors to CinC were DNC staffers and/or Clinton staffers."

That's spooky.
Permalink A. Nonymous 
January 23rd, 2006

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