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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Tell me they're dreaming

Does anybody else find these proposals - banning the "evils" of TV's Big Brother et al - nothing more than appealing to the following constituents:

- rabid Christians/Muslims/Jews who find even the sight of a stray nipple hair too much to handle?

- those who prefer to ignore the greater problem of young men and women's body image issues during early years of puberty and development?

- those who still see our politicians as being the moral arbiters of our time?

- those who see no problem in launching an illegal war in far-away lands and violent movies screening nightly on commercial TV, but think that moral degradation is upon us with the sight of a stray breast?

5 Comments:

Blogger leftvegdrunk said...

I think this is a very accurate summary. Well said.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 7:08:00 pm  
Blogger Guy said...

Completely baffling, isn't it? What warped standards do these sorts of people have?

Okay to kill and maim innocent children, but ix nay on the sexual innuendo. It's shit television, don't get me wrong, but if this is worth banning than you may as well ban Hollywood while you're at it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 9:47:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

True enough.
S'pose it's called the mother of all distractions - and coming from Draper. hello? major travel rort last year? - but best perhaps to just ignore it...

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 9:57:00 pm  
Blogger Andjam said...

Draper called for the movie Lolita to be refused classification long before the rort scandal, so I doubt that's the primary motive.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 11:41:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

It's just pretty rich for somebody like her - or any pollie for that matter - thinking that big brother is corrupting the kiddies. Get real...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 12:39:00 am  

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