JAG (1995–2005)

Contemptuous Words 

A newspaper prints an op-ed piece, contemptuous of the PotUS (and a violation of the UCMJ), which first appears to have come from Harm's office computer; Harm figures it out. Meanwhile Mac encounters an unusual question about childbearing.


Jeannot Szwarc


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Ed Zuckerman

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Harmon Rabb, Jr.
Catherine Bell ... Sarah MacKenzie
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Bud Roberts, Jr.
John M. Jackson ... A.J. Chegwidden
Karri Turner ... Lt. Harriet Sims
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Rep. Bobbi Latham
Michelle Stafford ... Suzanne Moore
Kenneth Kimmins ... Daniel Citrone
Harry Lennix ... Agent John Nichols (as Harry J. Lennix)
Kristin Dattilo ... Laurie Westin
Randy Vasquez ... Gunnery Sgt. Victor 'Gunny' Galindez
Molly Hagan ... Melinda Davy
Chuck Carrington ... Jason Tiner
Vasili Bogazianos ... Pappas
Michelle Clunie ... Sally Wexler (as Michelle Renee Clunie)


A newspaper in Washington prints a guest editorial supposedly by an anonymous Naval officer; the op-ed piece represents a violation of the UCMJ, because it contains words contemptuous of the PotUS. Harm, Mac, and Bud investigate; Bud finds evidence indicating that the article in question originated from Harm's office computer. Then the Office of the Inspector General of the Navy also investigates. An outside civilian group offers legal help. Harm figures out who wrote the objectionable item, he holds a press conference, and he gets a promotion to full commander. Mac encounters an unusual question about childbearing; suddenly the estranged wife of a dead Marine enters the picture. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

23 November 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Harm: Found all this very amusing, don't you?
Lt. Cmdr. Mic Brumby: No, I don't.
Harm: Well, you haven't stopped smiling since I came in here.
Lt. Cmdr. Mic Brumby: Because you've accused me of libeling the President of the United States. And framing one of my fellow officers for the deed. And if I didn't find this all very amusing, I might take a poke at you, mate.
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