Thursday, November 11, 2004

February 25, 1997: Then-Representative Tom Coburn says plans to air Schindler's List takes network television ``to an all-time low, with full frontal nudity, violence and profanity being shown in our homes.''

October 2, 2004: Kathryn Jean Lopez of National Review Online's The Corner is ecstatic when Coburn wins a Senate seat from Oklahoma.

November 11, 2004: Some ABC affiliates announce that they won't air Saving Private Ryan for fear that language and violence in that movie will earn them a fine from the FCC.

November 11, 2004: The Corner's Kathryn Jean Lopez thinks that fear is 'silly.'

Forever unreconcilable: how Kathryn Jean Lopez could wet her pants over the election of someone who thinks a moving film like Schindler's List is indecent and profane, yet thinks ABC affiliates are over-reacting when they express caution in the wake of an FCC that Michael Powell has turned into the regulatory equivalent of a small-town speed trap.

Maybe I missed the part where Janet Jackson flashed Oskar Schindler.