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A Touch of Swarth

By ThinkProgress on July 8, 2007 at 12:26 pm

"A Touch of Swarth"

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With all due respect, I think Andrew actually missed the worst part of Michael Fumento’s complaints about Hollywood’s alleged “war against anti-terrorism,” namely the part where Fumento gets upset that in Live Free or Die Hard “one of the few good guys in the movie, the head of the FBI team that aids our hero John McCain, looks decidedly Arabic.”

That’s right. Portraying the head of an FBI team as aiding the hero of an action movie is now un-American if the team head in question “looks . . . Arabic.” I suppose he was also upset about the friendly Arab boy in Transformers who helped the Special Operations guys find a phone — I mean, a positive portrayal of an Arab character’s got to be even worse than a positive portrayal of a merely Arabic looking individual, right?

UPDATE: Spencer suggests Fumento may want to read this.

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