NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’ depicts socialite-thief with Allen West and Ted Cruzby George Bennett | February 25th, 2014
Images of a pair of tea party icons — former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Palm Beach Gardens and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — showed up briefly in NBC’s crime drama The Blacklist on Monday night, depicted with a high-end thief named Madeline Pratt (played by Streepian actress Jennifer Ehle).
“This is the Madeline Pratt you all know and love – politically active, influential, a good citizen,” says actor James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington while images of the Pratt character appear on overhead screens in photos with West and then Cruz.
“What you don’t know is the Madeline Pratt that I love — 6 million in diamonds stolen from a DeBeers outpost in the Congo, security fibers used in printing the Czech Koruna taken from a mint in Prague and used to produce counterfeit bank notes. The Madeline Pratt you know fosters relationships with incredibly powerful people. The one you don’t exploits those relationships in ways that impact national security.”
Said West via text message this morning: “I guess NBC will do anything for ratings, and I have never seen the show.”