Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
28 November 2005
X-rated comments? Again?
The internetsareabuzz with condemnation of the X that appeared over Cheney's face as he was addressing the nation. Personally, I don't see what all the hullabaloo is about. It's obvious as can be that CNN was simply trying to follow the law. Taking into account Cheney's penchant for shouting lewd remarks in public, the network was trying its darn best to comply with the stricter laws that have been passed regarding decency on TV. It's a relief to know that CNN execs are on the ball and will flash a rating as soon as the political discourse starts to get raunchy. That way we can tell our young school-aged children to run into the other room before Dick's four-letter lexicon appears. Evidently, it was a pretty good night for CNN. (At least they didn't have to flash the triple-X rating). But I still can't figure out why they don't just put these people on late at night after the kids are all in bed.