No Matter Your Personal Perspective

Censorship is wrong. (and I don’t refer to official censorship by the government but media censorship) Period. Please explain to me how they can show movie trailers like Saw III where people are tortured and hanging from hooks and they can’t show a movie trailer from a documentary? Feh! I don’t care what anyone’s personal feelings are about this movie, that’s not the important part. What is important is letting people decide for themselves, not letting the networks decide for us.

NBC is refusing to air the trailer for the Dixie Chicks’ documentary, “Shut Up and Sing” saying it “cannot accept these spots as they are disparaging to President Bush.” The CW Television Network claimed it does “not have appropriate programming in which to schedule this spot.”

So wait, it’s NBC’s job to censor all programming that disparages George Bush? That explains their news programs then.

You can view this dangerous trailer here (in case it’s not clear, I’m being sarcastic by calling it dangerous. Ideas are not dangerous. Perspectives are not dangerous)

8 comments to “No Matter Your Personal Perspective”

  1. Anya Bast
    October 28th, 2006 at 2:03 pm · Link

    It’s gets scarier every day, doesn’t it?

  2. Anya Bast
    October 28th, 2006 at 2:04 pm · Link

    And it gets even scarier when I realize how many typos I make in a given day. LOL.

  3. Christine
    October 28th, 2006 at 5:28 pm · Link

    Unfortunately the owners of the these networks feel they have the right to to censor when it doesn’t agree withtheir view point. Rupert Murdock in Ny owns the NY Post & Fox News on Cable as well as a local station If you ever watch Fo on cable his viewpoint comes staight through as it does in the paper & the local station.It’s very unfortunate I thought it was the news & the print news job(except for editorials) to give the facts & not opinions.

  4. Lori
    October 28th, 2006 at 7:00 pm · Link

    Every day I am more and more amazed at the power this administration wields. At the fact that they have the complete ability to squash first amendment rights, and nobody calls them on the carpet for it. The press seems to be their lapdog. Not just NBC, but all the press. Nobody in the mainstream media seems to be challenging this administration on their blatant disregard for the laws of our nation.

    We have gotten so far off the mark on first amendment rights – it was not written so that people could wear rude sayings on their shirts. It was written so that people could speak out against an oppressive government without fear of retribution. I hope that the Dixie Chicks can get people to see this movie, and that someone… anyone… will call the Bush administration on their manhandling of the media.

    Stepping off my sopabox now…

  5. Lori
    October 28th, 2006 at 8:04 pm · Link

    Oh, did I forget to mention how convenient it is that they refuse to air this a week before mid-term elections, when the republicans are in danger of losing the majority in both houses of Congress?

  6. dancingcranes
    October 29th, 2006 at 8:55 am · Link

    So, if this was 1770, instead of 2006, who whould be the ‘bad’ king?….

  7. Mechele Armstrong
    October 30th, 2006 at 12:55 pm · Link

    I’m a big fan of free speech. I may not like what you have to say, but I’ll defend your write to say it (while politely disagreeing *G*). NBC bothers me more, especially with the comments as to why. It’s not their job and as a broadcast network…well.

  8. lili
    November 2nd, 2006 at 9:09 am · Link

    All networks censor, so do newspapers, we just don’t hear about it because it doesn’t make the news.