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Frank Rich on 24

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Submitted by Jonathan Rick (United States), Jan 6, 2005 at 18:26

In his NYT column this week (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/09/arts/09rich.htm), Frank Rich also writes about 24, which he notes CAIR has already protested for its portrayal of Muslims.

Rich further reports that Joel Surnow, the show's co-creator, "makes no apologies for focusing on the bad guys. . . . He regrets that he 'pulled punches' a couple of seasons back by using generic terrorists of murky provenance with indefinable accents. 'This year we deal with it,' he says. 'This is what we fear -- Islamic terrorism. This is what we are fighting.'"
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