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U.S. Military Says Fox Show "24" Hurting our Troops

Reported by Melanie - February 13, 2007 -

Dick Cheney's favorite news channel, Fox News, which presents itself as the premiere watchdog for those who would "harm" our country and our troops, is owned by a company that is doing just that, according to the United States military.

The London Independent is reporting this today (February 13, 2007) about "24," which is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, which is owned by Fox's parent company, News Corp.,

The United States Military Academy at West Point yesterday confirmed that Brigadier General Patrick Finnegan recently travelled to California to meet producers of the show ['24'], broadcast on the Fox channel. He told them that promoting illegal behaviour in the series - apparently hugely popular among the US military - was having a damaging effect on young troops.
Gen Finnegan, who teaches a course on the laws of war, said of the producers: "I'd like them to stop. They should do a show where torture backfires... The kids see it and say, 'If torture is wrong, what about 24'?

Hmm. I've watched a lot of segments on Fox lately about how the New York Times and John Kerry are "hurting our troops" but, funny thing, I haven't heard a report about this meeting, which occurred in November.