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Friday, December 17, 2004

Media and the Theocracy

Washington Blade Online: When asked about the editing out of the lesbian kisses, producer Mark Burnett told Entertainment Weekly magazine, “I’d be an idiot not to notice both the way the country voted and the backlash from the FCC that came off of Janet Jackson’s [Super Bowl debacle]. I wanted to protect my franchise and didn’t think it was right to show both lesbian kisses at 8 o’clock.” ... According to a new FCC estimate obtained by Mediaweek magazine, "nearly all indecency complaints in 2003 -- 99.8 percent -- were filed by the Parents Television Council. This year, the trend has continued, and perhaps intensified."
Government can weigh in on the economics of a free-market and manipulate them for good and for this.

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