Fox TV Shari’a Watch
The Council on American-Islamic Relations had another victory today, as they succeeded in extracting a partial concession from Fox TV by pitching a fit over the Kiefer Sutherland vehicle 24: CAIR presses Fox TV on Muslim terrorists.
Fox television bucked current media convention by portraying terrorists as Muslims in its drama series “24,” but a controversial Islamic lobby group that complained about the show now says it is “encouraged” after meeting with network officials and winning concessions and assurances.
Fox spokesman Scott Grogin told WorldNetDaily today the network has agreed to the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ request to distribute a CAIR public service announcement to network affiliates.
But when asked to comment on CAIR’s claim that network officials assured the Muslim group they had already removed some aspects of existing episodes “that could potentially be viewed as stereotypical,” Grogin refused to comment.
Grogin, who was at the meeting, said he had nothing to say aside from stating, “We met with representatives from CAIR on Wednesday and had a very informative and productive meeting, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
However, he corrected CAIR’s statement that Fox agreed to ask affiliates that the PSA “be aired in proximity to ‘24.’”
Grogin said Fox only agreed to distribute the PSA to affiliates and will make no request as to when, “or even if,” it is to air.