Some censorship has been removed

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    I remember hearing that once upon a time situation comedies on television were not allowed to show married couples sleeping in the same bed. People were not even supposed to use the word "Pregnant" on television.

    I remember hearing about the surprise everyone felt when the white-skinned character Kirk kissed the black-skinned character Uhura on the TV show "Star Trek". Then there was the time when Rosanne kissed a lesbian character on the "Rosanne" show. People must have thought fire and brimstone was going to fall from the sky.

    Today, such old taboos don't seem to be of much importance. Hopefully the FCC will lighten up and more silly restrictions will be lifted in time.
     
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    FCC isnt the real threat. Senator Harkin snuck an ammendment to a military appropriations bill banning Rush from Armed service radio. That is censorship.
     
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    Hey. I'm opposed to that amendment too.
     
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    Good to hear man.
     
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    And examples of "silly" restrictions would be...? Kind of a broad statement there Matt.
     
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    Personally, I wish they would tighten up the restrictions on TV ..
    I am sick of hearing curse words and skin on my tv... I am trying to raise decent children and I have to limit so much that is on tv that the only thing my kids watch out of 200 channels is Disney and Game show network, Nick & Discover channels... That is pathetic !
     
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    I have no problem with soldiers listening to Rush, so long as they have the option of listening to "The O'Franken Factor" and other shows that come from an opposing viewpoint as Rush.

    As for the FCC, they simply bow to political pressure. Janet Jackson's breast has caused all sorts of problems for them. I find it hard to believe that in 2004 people are getting so upset over a millisecond glimpse of a woman's breast. Evidently these people have never taken their kids to an art gallery/museum with Renaissance Art - many bible themed paintings with nudity. Uh oh, don't take the kids there - we wouldn't want their minds warped by 500 year old perverts. How about a nice drive down a country road - oops there are cows with their teats showing - can't go there either. I guess we'll just keep the kids under lock and key in the house - that way we can protect them from everything.

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    the thing is mate, the reason why people were so upset about the janet jackson thingy, is because people are feeling like they dont have control over what they watch. IF u want to see boobies, go ahead and watch porn, but if u just want to watch sumthin like the superbowl, u should have the assurance that there wont be boobies for ur 2 year old horny son to see.
     
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    Yeah hell matts, let's let it all hang out.... let's just put HARD CORE PORN on prime time T.V. Why all the him hawin' around. Let's get right to the filth. This nation is in a swan dive towards the toilet anyway with people like that filthy hippie slick willie teaching America blow jobs in the White House Oval Office weren't sex. Let's just all say fuck it and give in to every little immoral urge we have. Hey, there's a nice looking chick that sits beside at school in class. I think me and her ought to just FUCK right there on the bench in class. The HELL with anybody that's offended.

    Your idea of what this country should be and mine are two ENORMOUSLY different things.

    Thank GOD there's people like ME around to balance out the whacko's like you.
     
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    All my dad seems to watch anymore is disney and fox news lol. but then disney does have some good cartoons. a lot of lame ones but some good ones too.
     

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