CBS Hit ‘NCIS’ Films at White House, Will Feature Michelle Obama in Episode

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama attends the keynote address at the Austin Convention Center during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
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NCIS, the hit CBS crime drama now in its 13th season, filmed at the White House this week, apparently with the assistance of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Greg Mathieson, a photographer for the Washington Post spotted series star Mark Harmon leaving the White House on Monday and stopped him for a photo and a few words. Harmon — who plays Agent Gibbs on the long-time series — let loose a big spoiler for an upcoming episode: Michelle Obama will be in the episode filmed at the People’s House.

Along with its spinoff, NCIS: Los Angeles, the series, known for its respect for our armed services, has also had many episodes featuring a decidedly left-wing viewpoint.

In 2009, for instance, the Mark Harmon vehicle featured a show that depicted Christians committing honor killings, even killing innocent Muslims.

The next year, the NCIS crew saved the nation from a terrorist band made up of a group of white, Tea Party-like suburbanites.

In 2014, one episode of the series featured a segment depicting an photo decorating an office with the episode’s “bad guy” standing next to George W. Bush.

NCIS spinoff, NCIS: Los Angeles, has also included scenes and story lines slamming conservatives and center-right politicians. In a 2011 episode, for instance, an evil Venezuelan villain was called the “Karl Rove of Caracas.”

The next season, in a 2012 episode, the CBS spinoff pitted an evil Republican against a saintly and well-meaning Democrat. And the next year, the show gave its audience a group of Tea Partiers as terrorists and presented health care companies as villains.

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