another hot topic
Heard about TNY piece first via Chutry Experiment. Who heard about it at Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily. Where you can see a photo of the (horrors) "soul patch" mentioned in Jane Mayer's "Letter from Hollywood, Whatever It Takes, the Politics of the Man Behind "24"".
Both pieces mention producer Surnow's conservative politics, sure. But both pieces, Yahoo and TNY, also consider the very serious question of whether or no TV has real effects in the world. Bold move, guys.
See also Human Rights First, who seem to be the folks that brought this issue to the press.