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Thursday, November 11, 2004

War not appropriate for TV

It's nice to see that several TV stations, including stations owned by that wonderful company Sinclair, are refusing to show "Saving Private Ryan" tonight. Apparently, showing that people die and swear in war may be inappropriate and may draw the ire of the FCC. It is far better to not show people the results and consequences of war, because it might upset their stomachs.

I am feeling more and more like Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now: we can attach wires to Iraqis' genitals and elevate the brain behind this torture scheme to Attorney General, but we can't show on TV people getting shot at in a war saying "fuck." It's good that we have our priorities in order.

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