Law & Order and Double Standards – by Jamie Glazov

Jamie Glazov is Frontpage Magazine's editor. He holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in Russian, U.S. and Canadian foreign policy. He is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror. His new book is High Noon For America. He is the host of Frontpage’s television show, The Glazov Gang, and he can be reached at jamieglazov11@gmail.com. Visit his site at JamieGlazov.com.


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Almost every time I tune in to the show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), there is some kind of grotesque and pathetically cheap leftist message being perpetuated. Recently, as most of us know, the show had a character verbalize a connection between a psychotic murder and the fans of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O’Reilly. The connection, naturally, is that these three individuals are “a cancer spreading ignorance and hate.”

The other day another episode I watched launched a ferocious attack on a religion and, surprise, surprise, it wasn’t Islam. The producers didn’t take the road less traveled. You know, the one on which you confront the real dangers facing us but risk attracting lawsuits and death threats and, well, you know, putting your job and life at stake and stuff like that. Why bother doing all that when you can just dip into the trendy liberal moral sewer and attack the Catholic Church — with no consequences to your own career and personal well-being? The Catholic Church is so evil, you see, that absolutely nothing will happen to you after you attack it.

In this particular episode, a Catholic priest molests boys and the Church covers it all up. The script offers a politically correct delicacy in which the seal of confession is portrayed as a vile rule created by horrid men for the purpose of institutionalizing abuse and tyranny. There are no complexities, nothing to be said about the sacredness and importance of a priest having the obligation of keeping a confessed sin a secret. It’s all just so simple and, of course, evil.

Suffice it to say that the subject of this show is a reality in terms of the abuse of young boys by certain Catholic priests and its subsequent cover-up. These crimes have been investigated, exposed, and punished. And they should continue to be investigated, exposed, and punished. So as the topic for a show on television, it’s clearly warranted and legitimate.

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  • Robert Bernier

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    The ambition of Islam to conquer the world.
    For centuries Islam of the militants have been on the march to conquer the world. We did not notice because we chose not to notice. The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1920 by Hassan al-Banna in Egypt and was in deep confrontation with the Egyptian government. The current goals for Islam to achieve global domination for a Muslim Caliphate: a world under strict Islamic “Sharia” law, pulling Muslims back to the 7th Century. Consult : http://xrl.us/bf66jj

  • Robert Bernier

    Every American should know the truth

    No one should miss this video:

    http://xrl.us/bf29mb

    Look to the end ( 10 min.)

  • CowboyUp

    I just don't watch productions that peddle leftwing crap, and if I happen to know who sponsors the commie drivel, it influences by buying.

  • donnaspicer

    SVU has always been politically correct and a huge proponent of abortion. However, Law and Order: Criminal Intent did do an episode wherein the daughter was killed by the brother for dating a non-muslim and her refusal to participate in an arranged marriage.

  • Rich Morrison

    Catholic bashing has been in vogue for years. As a Catholic, I still cringe when I hear Billy Joel's atrocity “Only The Good Die Young”. Imagine making a song with the lyric “Muslim girls start much too late…”.

  • kenspiker

    Law & Order has been a venerable NBC series. In the early years it was fair and balanced often being able to give voice to both sides of an issue as when it explored the abortion debate in an episode about frozen embryos. L&O had smart dialogue and often complex legal issues.Another episode a bunch of fanatical animal rights types who certainly weren't portrayed sympathetically. As recall 'Criminal Intent' had an episode about an Islamic terrorists and of course the one about the honor killing. But SVU was always sleazy, aimed at the lowest common denominator, and focused on rape, incest and turgid conflicts among the SVU team. (Interesting, tho not relevant, is that Det. Benson is played by the daughter of Jayne Mansfield.) SVU has always been bad.

  • seek

    “Law and Order” is not a news show. Its job is to entertain, not to be “fair and balanced.” Get a grip. I detest radical Islam (is there any other kind?), but the idea that Christian clergy should get white-gloves treatment is absurd and more than a little censorious.

  • USMCSniper

    Law & Order lost me as a viewer many years ago.. and I am not at all surprised when they name people close to their real names they want to smear now adays. It might confuse their brain dead lefty listeners if they make up a character name, Like Russell Lingbaum.. Bectell Glen.. you get the point.. lefty pot smokers might decide to watch the real deal if they don't get the right name smeared and witch their politics. Here is an idea for a show.. Law & Order can investigate a liberal TV guy oh lets say named Dick Wolf who works undercover for international Nazi oh lets say George Soros to put a puppet president in the white house to transform America by destroying the American Constitution and freedom.. naahhh… that would never happen in real life woould it?

  • aeroman_grog

    Yes, Yes – also when will that famous Canadain program “Little Mosque on the Prairie” portray an Honour Killing and the theology(cult) behind it.

  • http://twitter.com/BLKROCKET ROBERT JONES

    In recent years it's been the Far Right that has been packing heat. From the Oklahoma City bombing, the firestorm in Waco, Jim Jones, Aryam Nation /Neo Nazi groups, Osama Bin Laden, and Tea Baggers showing up with guns and placards to meet with president Obama. Let's not forget the verbal body slams by good Right Christians and in media that are ready to lock and load. Just how many Liberals have bombed government offices in the last 20 years? How many have gone after doctors with guns?

    • Grunt

      Why don't you ask Gabrielle Giffords?

      The Left and its acolytes are just as violent. How about Columbine? These kids were definitely from the Left side of things; after all, one had a Christian girl with a gun to her head and asked her "Where is your G-d now?"

      Be a pro-life activist, you'll meet all manner of violent lefties.

      Youtube is rife with video upon video of the violent side of the left.

      And just like you'll say no doubt that "those idiots are a few on the extreme fringe", I offer you the same, as the shooting of Dr, Tiller wasn't promoted by the Right or Christians. Let's also not forget that it is the Left that is predominately Pro-Choice; you can't get more "violent" than the systematic mutilation of human babies for the sake of convenience.

      All neatly framed in words like "health care" and "choice" so it doesn't sound like "legally sanctioned mutilation".

  • http://vampon.blogspot.com/ GJTryon

    Look at that photo! What a joke. The woman especially looks like she's ready to eat priests for breakfast. Another version of “superwoman,” no doubt, a de rigueur character in just about every Hollywood production since the seventies. I was watching an episode of the original Dragnet series the other night on Like Television, about someone stealing a small statue from a local Catholic church. Joe and Frank gave the case all they had, bless them. Law and Order then and now: no comparison.

  • martha

    They did do an espisode years ago, Sam Waterston was the DA about FGM and they did not portray it in a sympathetic light.
    It had the American Father killing the Dr. who was brought over from Egypt at the request of the girl's mother and grandmother, who were pushing for it to be done to the little girl.

  • Name

    Robert Jones,

    You're obviously clueless about Jim Jones and the People's Temple Cult he led. The man was a proud leftist, as evidenced by his close ties to George Moscone and Harvey Milk during his days in San Fransisco, and his followers pleading for salvation from the U.S.S.R. as they were drinking the cyanide laced Kool-Aid, which can be heard on the so-called “Jonestown Death Tape”, at the url below:

    http://www.archive.org/details/ptc1978-11-18.fl

  • davidblack1

    “Law and Order” is not a news show. Its job is to entertain, not to be “fair and balanced.”

    Totally agree with this point. At the end of the day it's just a TV program and it's there to entertain first and foremost. Remember, if it does not entertain then no one watches it and it taken off the air. The one thing the creators do not want to happen.

  • jackbelias

    I have to agree here, L&O was fair, much more realistic, and didnt seem to be at all biased. SVU on the other hand has a left wing message in every episode. One charecter seems to exist only to voice far left wing political views and paranoid conspiracy theories about the US. Interestingly enough I watched an interview with him and noticed that the views he voices in the show are his own.

    The crimes are usually right wing terrorist acts against some special victim group rather than the average rape victim in America. Real cops have noted that SVU detectives dont act like real world investigators at all, the victims portrayed arent very realistic either. L&O on the other hand got pretty good reviews from my friends and fellow platoon members in law enforcement.

  • jackbelias

    The article never suggested kid gloves for christians. It complains of the bias shown, the PC propaganda vomited through our TV screens.

    Compare SVU to the old L&O, notice anything? L&O lacked a political message, while SVU is based on a biased political message. How can rape victims only belong to victim groups when the average rape victim belongs to nothing politically special? Why does one charecter dominate the show with political statements about the nation he hates most (The US)? Actor interviews tell us that the political views vioced on the show are their own. It isnt an average show meant to entertain, rather its a bullhorn for activists who arent asked to check their personal views at the door before work.

  • jackbelias

    Not true. Military recruitment centers have been stormed by activists, people have been denied access to them (sometimes assaulted with sticks), and several have been bombed. Recently a recruitment center was peppered with gunfire by an American muslim anti war activist while occupied. Memorails are vandalized and miltitary transports have been road blocked in Oregon and Washington by leftists shouting death threats, throwing rocks, threatening bombings, and claiming to have guns.

    Servicemen and veterans (along with their families) have been attacked by anarchist gangs as well as peace activists. Parades made up of thousands of leftists have been taped chanting calls for the deaths of all law enforcement officers and soldiers. One disabled vet in a wheelchair was mobbed by hundreds of democratic youth revolutionaries next to the wall in DC. When they got bored with calling him “chickenhawk” and chanting death threats in unison several revolutionaries armed themselves with sticks and bats so they could charge right at him. When law enforcement wouldnt allow it the crowd chanted death threats and called for open civil war. The revolutionaries were honestly out to mob assault a man crippled by war while armed! This cowardly act was all caught on tape and is still posted on Youtube.

    How many hijackings of airliners have been commited by lets say catholics? How about atheists? Republicans? The answere to all 3 is none. Hijackings are commited only by communist factions and muslim groups.

    How many teaparty protesters have led assaults into public buildings? How many have surrounded people in wheelchairs while chanting death threats in unison? How many have tried to assault the disabled with sticks and bats? How many have called for the deaths of all “pigs”? How many of them bomb military recruitment centers? How many of them have shot into said centers while they were occupied? The answere to all of these questions is NONE. This is all business as usual for the leftists you claim have commited no wrongs at all in 20 years.

    The ISM is also something you left out as well. The ISM uses its sister groups PSM to recruit revolutionary youth from our colleges, then sends them into warzones to aid Hamas and serve as propaganda pawns. They guard weapons stashes in Gaza, and even pose for pictures holding rocket launchers and AK 47s with known Islamic terrorists.

    Student activists are among the most militant. Our colleges tolerate vandalism of property and direct physical assaults against students who dare to disagree. No right wing or centrist group is known for any of this either, its stricly a left wing crime for the past few decades.

    Compare business as usual for the left to a few crackpot anti abortion activists, for every wrong done by the crazy crackpot there were 300 more commited by your leftists acting in unison.

  • Misha Marchenko

    Hey lefty punk liar and sobaka Robert Jones, you lie like a good CommuNazi. In case you have been on Mars for the last 30 years, Jim Jones was a communist. Likewise sobaka, how about a word or two about Muslim violence besides 9/11,like the murder of a Jewish student near the Brooklyn Bridge, the murder of two Jews at the El Al terminal of LAX in July 2002, and the murder of Pfc. Long in Little Rock last year? What's the matter Obama shill, cat got your tongue?