Arabs get treated pretty badly in the media. however, I'd say anytime there's a terrorist episode they'll try to go out of their way to show that not all Muslims or middle-Easterners are like that.
whereas for those Chinatown episodes of procedurals, the Asians are monolithically bad.
even on Hawaii Five-0 the two Asians don't get as much lead time as Monk.
[iluvlamp 2012-05-03 13:38:15]:
Neither Arabs nor Asians have a good image in Western media. I got lots of Arab friends and they have the same complaints as us. Arabs hate YT more aggressively than us. Our cause would be stronger if we embraced them and formed a coalition.