THE GREAT INDECENCY HOAX
by Frank Rich in the Times
about the Monday Night Football hoo-hah: how the right-wingers making a big to-do about indecency on the tube are (a) hypocrites and (b) the vast minority. It was interesting to see that when someone checked to see how many complaints the FCC had received about one supposedly indecent show, there were only 169 complaints ... from only 23 actual distinct people ... of which 21 were worded exactly the same, i.e. only three people were actually worked up enough to write their own letter.
And, of course, Desperate Housewives
is #1 on the telly.
Boy I'm tired of these self-righteous blowhards.
Desperate Housewives is #2, although the people and organizations upset about that show are also typically upset about the #1 show, CSI, what with its gory autopsies and its treatment of sex (I've seen episodes devoted to S&M, furries, transsexuals, etc.).
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