Security Theater Debuts on ABC, Where it Belongs
Jeffrey Rosen on taking security theater to a whole new level: Welcome to ABC's understanding of the Department of Homeland Security:
The strongest case against the Department of Homeland Security is that it's not really about homeland security at all. Rather than catch terrorists, DHS officers at the border spend most of their time arresting people for drug and immigration offenses instead. So it's not exactly surprising--even though it's surely unintentional--that ABC's new primetime show, "Homeland Security USA," confirms the false promise of DHS.