Parents Television Council, Thank You For Saving Us From Ourselves
Mediaweek reports this week that 99.9 percent of indecency complaints to the FCC through October came from the Parents Television Council, an Alexandria-based junior league Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. So much for the silent majority. But hey -- don't tell Michael Powell, he likes it that way.
Yes, democracy: Where a small group of religious fundamentalists aggressively patrols all forms of mass culture and tells the rest of us what we can watch. Wait. That's not democracy. That's... that's... wait, what's that called?
Activists Dominate Content Complaints [Mediaweek]
Freedom of speech: Iran's lonely crowd waits for deliverance [International Herald Tribune]