Thursday, November 11, 2004

Censoring Private Ryan 

Good work, Republicans. The party of small government and personal responsibility now prevents Americans from watching Saving Private Ryan on Veterans' Day. That's right - some ABC stations are refusing to air the movie tonight for fear that the violence and profanity could lead to FCC fines.

Now, if ever there was a movie that deserved to be censored it's Saving Private Ryan - not because it's violent and profane but because it's stupid and boring. Of course, no movie deserves to be censored, because some of us respect people enough to make up their own minds about things.

But seriously, if you voted for George Bush because you think the government should interfere with peoples' affairs as little as possible, well, you made a serious error in judgment.

GOLDBERG UPDATE: And also be aware that Tom Coburn, the new Senator from Oklahoma who thinks we should have the death penalty for abortionists, said this in 1997:
Coburn said NBC had taken network television "to an all-time low, with full-frontal nudity, violence and profanity" by airing the movie. He said the broadcast should outrage parents and "decent-minded individuals everywhere."
What prompted this? NBC's showing of Schindler's List.
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