9.17.2007

Sally Field 1, Rupert Murdoch/Fox TV -100

I caught the tag-end of the Emmys last night, just in time to see Fox TV censure Sally Field's acceptance speech for best dramatic actress in a series. She made the reasonable, heart-felt comment that if mothers ruled the world, there would be no (bleep) war. Fox blipped it, showing a dark audience and stage for a second, then returned to the live show.

Tsk, tsk. For a station that claims to be unbiased, Fox continually shoots itself in the foot with amateurish, blatant censorship. According to FCC guidelines, the word "goddamn" isn't obscene, so there was no need to blip it. Unless, of course, it is part of a sentence that condemns the current administration's belligerent policy of war-mongering.

Today's Huffington Post carried the uncensored video as seen on Canadian TV. Go Sally! And what about '0l Greenspan? Too bad he didn't spill the beans when it might have done some good...of course, it has always been obvious that the real reason Bush is annihilating Iraq is for the oil, we just didn't push back hard enough. Money = power, and I'm short on both, even though that's not an excuse.

6 comments:

Rhea said...

I love when celebrities get away with anti-war and other sentiments like that. Fox stinks.

Architectural Photographer said...

Well written and true to the content in which directed. Mothers would embrace strength and truth in order to protect their children.
Tracy

Joy Des Jardins said...

There were two or three blackouts during that telecast....did Fox actually think we didn't know what was said. Silly decision on their part. They should have let Sally get her complete 2 cents in. I think by now they're realizing that.

kokopelliwoman said...

Rhea, Fox is such a blatant mouthpiece. Your use of "stinks" is euphemistic--you are way too nice! :)

kokopelliwoman said...

Hey, Trac, I'm fixin' to add your blog to the roll--gorgeous photos. Can I have a PhotoShop lesson sometime? You certainly deserved the award--fantastic image.

kokopelliwoman said...

Joy, I'm convinced they think we are all as dumb as they are. Fox goes well beyond ignorance--their folks remind me of schoolyard bullies.