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Tuesday, November 04, 2003
The wonders of perception
From Jonah over at The Kiddie Corner:
The Corner on National Review Online:
"I haven't said anything about the whole Reagan miniseries controversy, largely because I didn't think there was anything left to be said. But the news that CBS is pulling the show is really very interesting. I'm trying to think what a similar miniseries about Clinton could say about him which would result in a popular pro-Clinton backlash of a similar sort. Short of an all-out rape scene, I can't think of anything. And even that would have less to do about the man's honor than about what's appropriate for broadcast television. I think this might give us a pretty good glimpse about what the future holds for the two men's reputations."
Or, perhaps, about the two men's supporters. But perhaps this episode will put another nail in the coffin of the idea that the right wing is repressed and that they are the only ones who truly believe in freedom of speech. Here's a clue, Johah: just because you wouldn't be offended by anything else that could be said about Clinton doesn't mean nobody else would be offended. Or, for that matter, that our primary response would be censorious.
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