09 September 2006

Who'da Thunk?

That the Democrats would become the censors.
It is beyond all rational comprehension how people who are supposedly aware of the facts, on one hand denounce a fictional tv series which they have not seen as a fictional pack of lies, and on the other hand demand that it be canceled due to "distortion" of the facts. Perhaps they are fearful that it may accidentally hint at the truth which they have skillfully distorted for so long. Surely those who would suppress the series must know that all the clamor will only fuel the public thirst for it. But perhaps that's their game ("the only bad publicity is no publicity" syndrome).
All those free-speech idealists from the 60's; look where their hubris had led them. Here's the non-veiled threats to ABC right from the party hitmen:
The Communications Act of 1934 provides your network with a free broadcast license predicated on the fundamental understanding of your principle obligation to act as a trustee of the public airwaves in serving the public interest. Nowhere is this public interest obligation more apparent than in the duty of broadcasters to serve the civic needs of a democracy by promoting an open and accurate discussion of political ideas and events.
But I keep forgetting; it's Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Gonzales that are the fascists.

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