. . . Tuesday May 10, 2005

The Free Speechers Strike Back

I just got a ping about a site called TV Watch. Sounds like another faux watchdog group that’s trying to keep all the ungodly images off the tube, right?


Check it out:

A new coalition called TV Watch that opposes government control of television programming and promotes the use of parental controls (which include program content ratings and blocking technologies) was launched today.  Coalition members come from across the political spectrum and include legal scholars, media companies, authors, academic experts, entertainers and business leaders from around the country. 

“The debate has been dominated by advocates of increased government control,” said Jim Dyke, executive director of TV Watch. “TV Watch speaks for most Americans who today are not represented in the debate over rising government regulation of television programming and who want to protect their favorite shows from censorship.”

Yup. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We are in the middle of a cultural war in this country and so far, only one side is really fighting. It’s sad we have to refight these battles over things like evolution and free speech, but fight we must.

Concentration is important!