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NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’ depicts socialite-thief with Allen West and Ted Cruz

by 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.”

37 Responses to “NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’ depicts socialite-thief with Allen West and Ted Cruz”

  1. QuantumVerp Says:

    Heck, NBC and MSNBC are safe enough to store your passwords on their broadcasts!

  2. Wanda Ivie Says:

    Funny, I didn’t recognize them. I guess because they were flipping from picture to picture. I did pick up on the name of a little town (Henderson, KY) they mentioned where the statue turned up as I live there. Sounds like we all got a little exposure!

  3. Roberta Says:

    I did not appreciate Mr. West’s picture being show and depicted in a bad light by NBC. A very quick way to loose viewers with sublime messages!

  4. mac Says:

    So how big will the royalty check be? Did they get model releases from you guys?

  5. Howard L Hoffman Says:

    Well, I have not seen it yet….however, there is nothing the media can do to deter my feelings that you are both good men. Please get back into elected office, LTC West!!

  6. kelly Says:

    Roberta, there was nothing sublime about it; or subliminal.

  7. George G. Says:

    Why not a picture with the Obamas or the Clintons? Would have been much more fitting for high crimes and theft.

  8. Cynthia Banks Says:

    I was so furious when I saw the picture of Allen West and Ted Cruz go across the screen, with the villainess, supposedly conspiring with them. My husband and I have loved this show. We have decided, if they are going play politics, we are done with them. We watch to be entertained. Not to propagandize. Shame on all of them.

  9. Lori Toupal Says:

    I find this disgusting and I hope Mr. Cruz and Col. West both sue them for using their images without permission. Typical of the Communist network, NBC, though. Their newscasts are so left leaning it’s amazing they haven’t fallen off into the Atlantic.

  10. Linda Summers Says:

    All of the leftist broadcasters had better watch what they’re sending out. You never know when or who you might regret trying to demonize when the next 2 elections are over. So, get over your love affairs with the current Washington rats and see which new rats will be coming in.

  11. Joyce Says:

    Shame on NBC for this propaganda. With the FCC trying to control what we see or hear, no we get this sneaky crap. It was not lost on most who saw it. The uninformed voters who watch NBC will see the message that was aimed at them. These men are not villians. NBC is the liberal media who want us to see and hear only what the Govt wants us to know. There goes our First Amendment rights, again.

  12. Judy Butler Says:

    I am black listing NBC, I should have years ago. I am disgusted!!!!!!!

  13. Mahakala Says:

    I love Blacklist, but after that stunt I’m done with the show and NBC for that matter. Too bad NBC had to ruin it

  14. Dale Schiff Says:

    They put Mr. West on “Blacklist” so now maybe they will stop calling him, Uncle Tom!!! Talk about being intolerant. I think NBC/MSNBC need to take a hard look at themselves.

  15. Paul Perez Says:

    I normally not a big TV person, but I really enjoyed watching every episode last season and was anticipating last nights show.
    In the first few minutes of the show I saw some really dumb and stupid things take place, then I was thinking, wow are they getting ready to jump the shark on the first episode of the season. Then came the scene with Sen. Ted Cruz and Allen West. Many thoughts crossed my mind that second. First I wonder if they have received their checks yet? Then my second thought was do the producers and writers really think their audience is that stupid or ignorant, obviously they do, which should worry the advertisers.
    If this was back in the 40s this is the very thing Hitler would have ordered the Gestapo to do.
    I hope The Voice never goes political because it’s the last show I now see on NBC. I used to watch NBC all the time because it has so many great shows, those days are long gone.

  16. Chris Davis Says:

    Once again, the Hollywood Left attempts to smear the reputation of conservatives by weaving them into a fictitious storyline that is nothing more than propaganda. Rather than viewing those they disagree with as having valid differences, the Left always resorts to portraying those on the Right as evil, villainous, uncaring and selfish. This way, they never have consider any other opinion than their own.

  17. Mike Perry Says:

    Is there a possibility for a lawsuit here by Col. West and Sen. Cruz for NBC using their likenesses without permission, on an entertainment program?

  18. Emilia Says:

    You people are racists and it must stop NOW! Allen West and Ted Cruz have more brains and integrity than everyone on your brainless NBC staff.

  19. Eualila Says:

    Well, well has ANYONE thought enough to WRITE the stations and TELL them you are disgusted with the propaganda and demand it stop? Too much whining and not enough writing…if the POTUS claims he can get what HE wants with a pen and a phone – WHY can’t all of you!????

  20. cynthia Martinez Says:

    Thia is not right as fare as I’m concered you and Ted Cruz are Beautiful people guess thy’ll do anything for Obama I feel sorry that they have to mess with everyone else just for him:-/ cause sorry to say they have no truth in them . God Bless You Allen West &Ted Cruz where the truth. is spoken Amen ♥♥♥ +++

  21. Norma Earls Says:

    I’ve never been so shocked in my life. The National Barack Channel actually acknowledged that Black Conservatives exist!

  22. John Woodrum Says:

    As we here in America continue to become more of a divided nation, due to a President who continues to keep talking as if he is still campaigning, so he can have enough money for his own personal causes, it is a shame to the the ones of us who continuously try to live the way the President does not- By our Constitution, written by our Founding Fathers, with amendments added to adapt to the changing times. Yet, we are America, not Europe, nor any other nation which has copied our way of governing until Obama decided that he would make it what our Founding Fathers were trying to escape – a country ruled by a King! We need our true American freedom back, along with the right to overthrow the government if it is to get out of hand, which is what has been happening. Yet, they have been making that harder for us to do, by taking away the rights we are SUPPOSED to be living by!

  23. Truth Hoits Says:

    It is not possible to “damage the reputation” of either West or Cruz. Both certifiable — with their own words the strongest indictment, not a glimpse on TV.

  24. John Jett Says:

    NBC will do anything and say anything to try to stop the Tea Party Express. But people will remember tht it was the Tea Party Republicans who tried to stop the toxic Obama-Care from happening in the first place. They never waivered like the establishment republicans did.
    Alan West and Ted Cruz are heroes. NBC can’t change that.

  25. wingnut4427 Says:

    Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigations ?

    Why is that on the screens ??

  26. Gene Pratt Says:

    HAH HAH HAH, I love these LIBERAL LAMESTREAM IDIOTS, they have no idea what will happen if a tyrant takes over, one of the first things they do is abolish any form of government that might be convinced to go against him, and then all news and TV, and radio would be abolished unless it was government controlled, but NBC=NOTHING BUT CRAP, does not seem to think about that, oh well, to bad so sad, they do not know who the real good guys and ladies really are, PERIOD

  27. CARRIE GEREN SCOGGINS POLITICAL NEWSLETTER BIBLE PROPHECY TIMES EDITION Says:

    ALAN B. WEST IS NOT CRIMINAL, NEITHER ARE WE:
    MY CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATED 3: CARRIE GEREN SCOGGINS POLITICAL NEWSLETTER

    LOOK UP YOUTUBE VIDEO BY NAME BELOW:
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    THEY RUIN MY LIFE, ANTI CHRISTIAN HATE FROM LIBERALS IN OFFICE
    STALKING US, HARASSING US, STEALING OUR JOBS, AND RUINING OUR NAMES!

    DEMOCRATS USING GOVERNMENT OFFICES TO
    HARASS, ILLEGALLY CENSOR, STALK DOWN, AND
    TRY TO TAKE DOWN, CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS RIGHT / TEA PARTY / REPUBLICANS!
    THE LAWSUITS AGAINST NSA AND IRS, IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE LAST 25 YEARS OF THIS BEING BROUGHT TO LIGHT! NSA SUED BY RAND PAUL IN CLASS ACTION SUIT FROM OVER 100 MILLION CITIZENS,IRS SUED BY OVER 42 REPUBLICAN AND RELIGIOUS RIGHT GROUPS, FOR THIS ABUSE OF A PUBLIC OFFICE, POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION!
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  28. ed murcko Says:

    NBC= NO BODY CARES!!!! what ever happened to the truth in news? U should be sued for implying these two American men are thieves or hang out w/the like. why not show YOUR president w/his comrades?

  29. Tammie Black Says:

    Mr. West are you going to run for POTUS ? If so you have my vote already.

  30. Note to CG Scoggins Says:

    This is a Constitutional secular Nation.

    Christianity is not the state religion.

    There IS no state religion.

    And you are guilty of fraudulent advertising for this never-ending BS sale of the “coming” reappearance of your marketing director.

    But keep posting in all caps.

    Revealing.

  31. Badenguru Says:

    Funny how we get bent out of shape and scream foul at some diabolical plot. Question, why Cruz or West agreed to go on the show. Maybe “The Simpsons” would be the detractors level of understanding.

  32. Jupiter Guy Says:

    For all any of you know, the people shown on screen not only knew it would be, but they gave their permission for it. Instead of ranting and raving why don’t you try and find out the facts before losing your minds.

  33. Dave VanCamp Says:

    NBC is out of control with this type of Nazi propaganda. They are using this messaging tactic in several shows now. They ruined Parks and Rec and now The Blacklist, to name just two. After this latest BS, We have stopped viewing any NBC shows and we are avoiding any company that advertises with them. As well, typical lefty tactics like “Jupiter Guy” used above, make a claim with absolutely no facts, then hide behind some phony ID, we see right through your ways. Go clean up some global warming while you’re at it.

  34. Calling all bigots Says:

    Let me guess, Davey VD,

    Creationist AND a denier of global warming?

    Yeah, thought so.

    Credibility = 0

  35. Dave VanCamp Says:

    Just another unidentified liberal, always quick to name call, no science or facts to back up any of the fearful agenda you push. Even the founder of Green Peace came out this week, saying there is no scientific evidence of man causing any global warming, it’s the natural and historic cycle of our planet. One day your click will grow up and realize you’ve all been dooped.

  36. Calling all bigots Says:

    VanDCamp:
    EVERYTHING in your 11:22pm post is a lie.
    AND YOU KNEW IT WHEN YOU WROTE IT.

    Fortunately most readers disregarded you as an uneducated right wing moron the instant they saw “click” instead of clique and “dooped” instead of duped. Those are NOT mere typos but, rather, classic H.S. dropout identifiers.

    In your “click” does “DOOPED” rhyme with STUPID ?

    You know that natural global warming is made worse by manmade pollutants and activities yet corporate whore that you are you fight reducing their impact on it and mock those who care for rather than exploit the planet.

    And most disingenuous, for some reason you failed to mention that NON-”founder” Moore’s more recent resumé – like, for the last 20 years – has him as a spokesman for the very industries fingered by real climate change experts.

    According to Greenpeace, Moore is not a co-founder. The organization says on its website, “Although Mr. Moore played a significant role in Greenpeace Canada for several years, he did NOT found Greenpeace.”

    But wait, Greenpeace has more to say about Moore:

    Patrick Moore is a Paid Spokesperson for the Nuclear Industry

    In April 2006, the Nuclear Energy Institute, the principal lobby for the nuclear industry, launched the Clean And Safe Energy Coalition and installed former Bush Administration EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman and Mr. Moore as its co-chairs. The Clean and Safe Energy Coalition was part of a public relations project spearheaded by the public relations giant Hill & Knowlton as part of its estimated $8 million contract with the nuclear industry.

    Patrick Moore Does Not Represent Greenpeace

    For more than 20 years, Mr. Moore has been a paid spokesman for a variety of polluting industries, including the timber, mining, chemical and the aquaculture industries. Most of these industries hired Mr. Moore only after becoming the focus of a Greenpeace campaign to improve their environmental performance. Mr. Moore has now worked for polluters for far longer than he ever worked for Greenpeace.

    His and your credibility? BOTH now zero.

  37. Carol Says:

    It’ll take a lot more than a losing TV network to stop Cruz and West, a lot more.

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