Archive for Sunday, February 8, 2004

Really obscene

February 8, 2004


To the editor:

This has been a star-spangled week in American journalism's rendition of reality. I learned in a story printed by the Journal-World that the Federal Communications Commission has called for immediate investigation into the televised exposure of a breast, an anatomical feature found on every male and female mammal on earth, because a breast is "indecent" and "obscene."

By contrast, another printed story worries that investigation of our president's lies that led to the monstrous execution of thousands of innocent Iraqis and hundreds of American soldiers whose death tolls continue to rise, merely poses potential for "embarrassment" in an election year.

Have we passed through the looking glass? What constitutes obscenity is the murder of innocents, assaults on the U.S. Constitution and the environment, and a deficit our grandchildren will continue to pay for, all so Mr. Bush can channel our tax dollars into his friends' bank accounts. If our "free press" is confused about the difference between that which merely embarrasses and that which is obscene, I trust its readers will see through such absurdity.

Jane Gibson,


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