I enjoy the show, "Blue Bloods". Maybe it's that it is a study, for me, on how television can be used to manipulate public opinion, but, as usual, I feel overwhelmingly compelled to point out a few things. First of all, police officers rarely discharge their firearms. I'm not talking about the police shootings that the narrow visioned media tends to focus all of their attention on. I'm saying that most officers retire, having never discharged their firearm.
That said, cops in the Reagan family seem to discharge their firearms and KILL those whom they fire upon, at least every other episode. Now the viewers surely know, that nearly every episode covers about a week, since in nearly every episode, Sunday dinner is had. Ergo, someone is killed, by a member of the Reagan family, once every couple of weeks. Let me say here, how disgusting it is to me that the show revolves around this particular trigger happy family's Catholic flavored Sunday goddamned dinners. Only two Reagan's are on the beat. So that's like 26 killings a year, from just TWO guys!! Can we say overkill? Pun intended.
We're talking about a family of fucking psychopaths! We're watching them, and thinking what heroes they are!! But now, maybe I'm reading too much into it. It wouldn't be the first time. Won't be the last. I mean, the writers may just think that little about what they are putting out there for people to veg on, as long as they can veg well.
I'm betting that there is an agenda here. Perhaps their intent is for the television watching public to just be entertained. Maybe they really do want the voting, TV watching, public, to admire and respect police officers that frequently shoot and kill people whom the general public considers to be criminals. Then again, maybe they are just giving the bloodthirsty public what it is that they demand.
"He'll bring them death - and they will love him for it." Gracchus from the movie Gladiator