Last week's season premiere of the long running CSI: Crime Scene Investigation featured an extremist political group, full of anti-government types. They were against driver licenses, corporations and other things. They were depicted as a nutty fringe group, and guest star (and inexplicable teen sensation) Justin Bieber was part of it. The storyline hinged on a terrorist bombing at a Las Vegas policeman's funeral, and this fringe group was involved.
Now, it's funny that FOX "News" jumped to the conclusion that this was a slam of tea baggers. The Tea Party was never referenced by name, and the beliefs expressed by the group didn't line up. In fact, the "expert" consulted here--while slamming CSI and Hollywood in general--ticked off a list of ways the group was different from the tea party. As though there are no extremist political groups in existence aside from the Tea Party. Still, I somehow knew this would be on FOX "News" when I watched the premiere.