Tuesday, August 29, 2006

On September 11, 2001, 2,700 people were brutally murdered in America by terrorists.

The Reverend Donald Wildmon's American Family Association now asks the vital question:

How will we protect the children from the evildoers -- the cops, firefighters, and others who were in the midst of the devastation and sometimes said, "Oh, shit"?

It is time to tell CBS and the other networks that enough is enough!.

Not content with all the profanity already on TV, CBS has decided to air the profanity-laden unedited version of "9/11" on Sept. 10.
The decision by CBS is a slap in the face to the FCC and Congress, which recently raised indecency fines to $325,000 per incident.

"9/11," which will be shown in prime-time, contains a tremendous amount of hardcore profanity. CBS has stated they have not, and will not, make any cuts in the amount and degree of profanity. ...

Send an email, asking the FCC to enforce the law. Your email will go not only to the FCC, but also to CBS.

Contact your local CBS affiliate and ask them not to air "9/11." ...

Please forward this to your friends and family. Share this information with members of your Sunday School class and church, and urge them to get involved....

(Emphasis in original.)

You remember this one -- it was made by two French documentarians who were following the career of a rookie firefighter in New York when the planes hit the towers. For heaven's sake, Rod Dreher of National Review called it "astounding." But people say bad words in it, so you and your congregation should do God's work and keep it off the air.

(It's still not clear whether the FCC is going to hit CBS and its affiliates with massive fines for broadcasting this again.)


How absurd is the climate right now? Well, here's a story I missed from earlier in the summer: Chuck Howard, the sports director of WCNC in Charlotte, North Carolina, resigned after eleven years at the station because he let the word "shit" slip -- on a tape that wasn't even supposed to air:

...Howard, 41, WCNC sports director for 11 years, was taping a roundup Wednesday night for the next morning's "6 News Today" when he decided to redo the segment. "Let's retake that," he said, prefacing the statement with the word s---.

But when the roundup aired at 5:51 a.m. Thursday, the station showed the aborted segment rather than the one intended for broadcast....

"Chuck has tendered his resignation and we have accepted it," Stuart Powell, president and general manager of the NBC affiliate, said Saturday....

Howard's producer also had to resign.

This is Bush's America. This is nuts.

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