FOX Hates the (Fictional) President

| Wed Feb. 14, 2007 3:03 PM EST

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What's up with FOX prime time shows killing off U.S. presidents? While corporate sister FOX News is happy just to assassinate the characters of liberal presidential candidates, FOX prime time shows take it one step further by knocking off presidents the second they hint at a lefty policy position.

Last season, "Prison Break" took out the prez after he said he'd sign a forward-looking energy bill. Now, characters on "24" are plotting to assasinate the president (above right) because he refused to approve a plan to torture bad guys, suspend habeas corpus, etc. Does FOX have any other fictional presidents left to kill? Conspiracy theorists, go nuts.

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Related: A special shout-out to friend-of-MoJo James Cromwell. Generally known for playing the kind-hearted farmer in "Babe," he's now joined "24" as Jack Bauer's murderous, terrorist-loving father from hell. He's seen here killing his own son, Graem, with a dose of lethal drugs. Charming!