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Washington Post columnist thinks 24 critics need to 'get a grip'

by Meredith O'Brien, posted Feb 22nd 2007 1:02PM

Jack Bauer on 24A Washington Post columnist was stunned while reading a New Yorker article about 24, which featured concerns from military officials -- including some from West Point -- that torture scenes in 24 adversely affect how U.S. interrogators behave in the field.

Writer Peter Carlson couldn't believe that educated officers emerging from West Point would actually think that they were mini versions of Jack Bauers who could torture people just like on TV.

He quipped, "Gee, if these cadets can't tell the difference between TV and reality, I sure hope they're not watching 'Superman' reruns. They might try to fly out windows or catch bullets."

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