Curiouser and curiouser: The terrorist angle appears to have come from a comment left on one of Cal Thomas’s columns at Human Events that was then subsequently deleted. Why the script writer would have thought to rescue that from obscurity is beyond me. And even if you impute the worst motives to him, why he thought he’d be able to get away with it with media watchdogs monitoring Fox 24/7 is stranger still.
Ah well. Too late to save E.D.’s show, alas.