FENTON BAILEY: . . . In 1972, they put the first surveillance cameras in Times Square. And there was such an outcry that they had to take them down. Today, Times Square is the most surveilled place on the planet. Not only do we accept being surveilled, we expect to be surveilled!
RANDY BARBATO: In 1972 the culture war was about a hard-core pornographic movie. Today its about things that aren’t even hard core: Janet Jackson’s nipple, innuendo in a promotional stunt for Desperate Housewives, gay marriage. So we’ve come a long way – in reverse!
And elsewhere, in the Journal, Erica Jong weighs in on the FCC. Are we prescient or what?
And now what do we have? We have a right wing government. We have a John Ashcroft trying to take back women’s choice. We have incredible censorship of the media that proceeds from the White House and from the five corporations that own all the networks. And they’re down there in Washington even as we speak, trying to get the FCC rules lifted so we’ll have even less choice.
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