Category Archives: American Staffordshire Terriers

July 27, 2007, 1:02 pm

Dogs, Violence and Popular Culture

Last night I was watching the pilot episode of Damages, the new Glenn Close series on FX about a Manhattan litigator who sues corporations for the Big Bucks when they do dirt to the little guy. Ted Danson plays the evil Kenneth Lay-type CEO who has encouraged his employees to invest in the company, then dumped his stock, killed the company and voided their pensions. I think it’s going to be a pretty good series, in part because, in true Fox News style, the producers are not going to let Glenn Close — a torts attorney, one kind of right-wing whipping boy — be a heroine. It appears that she has constructed an elaborate deception to get a witness to testify for the case against the robber baron by killing the witness’s dog, a large friendly mutt named Saffron, and framing the “bad guy.” The witness was willing to let five thousand people’s pensions go down the drain, but her moral…

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