2008 24 Black
posted by June 27 at 8:59 AMon
Dennis Haysbert’s claim that the character he played on the popular TV show 24, a black president, “paved the way for presidential hopeful Barack Obama” is old news.
However, if this is true, if 24 prepared many American minds for the arrival of a black president, it means that the most popular piece of Bush-era entertainment (it was concocted by two staunch Republicans) completely/terribly/unbelievably backfired (even with the assassination of the fictional black president).
Aristotle was right: once you put something into the world (an act, an action, a drama), it becomes (and does) its own thing.