Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

- Mark Twain

It Didn’t Take Long

Some on the right, like Pat Robertson and Ann Coulter, are giddy with power, and advocating using the powerful hammer of government to bash those who do not share their views into submission. Yes, the supposed “less government” and more “market forces” conservatives want to exert a bit of their clout. How progressive of them.

They do not like the Monday Night Football/Desperate Housewives cross-promotion because they consider it inappropriate, too racy. Well, the free market they tout allows for a solution, a brilliant solution: Turn the station. You would think that would be the intellectually honest route to take, but where is the fun in exerting your power down that avenue.

Left or right, you need some sanity and tolerance. If you do not want those with differing views imposing upon you, then you must not impose upon them. If the right wants less government, then they should use less government, and when the do use it, use it wisely, otherwise they are no better than those they rail against.

Perhaps there is no side that is better, just all of us trying to avoid a hammer swung from either side.

To those wanting to smash the networks because of the sexy Monday Night Football/Desperate Housewives cross-promotion, put the hammer away, find some peace and tolerance, and turn the channel. Oh, and someone give them a hug.

You cannot expect freedom when you will not offer freedom.


posted at 07:26:00 on 11/18/04 by clearpolitics - Category: Freedom - [Permalink]

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Roy wrote:

Although turning the channel, is a good idea it is often not afforded as an option due to the nature of TV.

Freedom comes with responsibility, but then that would be the truely intelligent avenue to take. Hey, but where's the fun in that. You know families and young teenage boys who need no encouragement watch this program. We as a nation, couldn't careless about the societal influences dictated by hollywood. Hillary (the Goddess of the Left) said it takes a village to raise a child. But all you hear from the left is, it's up to the parents to protect their children. So when they do, their right wing kooks out to impose upon others. What's wrong with free broadcast networks giving these concerned parents a helping hand.

Instead of addressing the issue let's belittle those who disgaree with us. The left continues this tirade of insults, open and on the sly as in this article. Why doesn't the left practice the tolerance they preach??? It's just not in them. Agree or be labeled as ignorant.
11/19/04 12:23:31

Kathleen Castro wrote:

I have no problem with freedom of the media. I would appreciate a heads up when a family type program (read: football) is going to run adult type commercials or entertainment.
11/19/04 15:15:02

KR wrote:

There was a time in this country when people gave a damn about others. We voluntarily protected our children from unnecessary exposure to pornography and violence on TV and in movies. Those days are gone. The bottom line is all that's left (no pun intended) and the media think it's at the bottom of the moral and ethical barrel. An example - Playboy was unhappy because the network it ran on had a moratorium on when porn could run - from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. But Playboy, through its lawyers, sued the network for a violation of its "free speech" and won! Now they get to run porn 24/7. Ain't free speech grand!
11/19/04 19:33:38

KR wrote:

Just wanted to add: the quote at the top of this article is quite appropriate, especially the words I have centered here: "The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character,

Commerce without morality,

Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.

- Mahatma Gandhi
11/19/04 19:37:09

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