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24 on Fox

By Josh Shirlen

 

The April 9th episode of 24 on the Fox network featured several extended scenes of graphic violence that would certainly have earned the episode an R rating if it were a motion picture.  At 9 p.m. viewers were assaulted by furious gunfire, torture, and barbaric killings which made this episode the undisputed Worst of the Week.

 

Violent content included a scene in which a government transport vehicle flips over and Muslim radicals unload heavy gunfire on the truck.  Federal agents are shot and a vile terrorist escapes.  Jack Bauer later tracks down the terrorist and engages in an extremely unrealistic one-man attack on a cell of terrorists.  Using only a handgun, Jack single-handedly kills several terrorists who fire machine guns at him.  Once out of ammunition, Jack simply walks up to one terrorist, who cant seem to hit him.  Jack and the terrorist engage in a long fist-fight which concludes with Jack strangling the terrorist by suspending him from the ground by a chain wrapped around his neck.  The scene presents a truly gruesome spectacle.

 

This type of extended graphic violent content should have no place in prime-time television.  In light of the tragic events at Virginia Tech, it is deplorable that young people with impressionable minds could view such programming and fantasize about the use of weaponry in such a violent manner.  For this reason 24 is our pick for Worst of the Week.


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