Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Bushwick, Brooklyn, Sept. 2007
You may have heard about Sally Field’s remarks at the Emmy Awards. But you may not have heard the remarks themselves, thanks to the Fox network.
In her acceptance speech, Field praised the mothers of the world and suggested that if mothers were in charge, there “would be no goddamn wars in the first place.”
Fox blanked out not only the cursing, but the whole latter half of the sentence, thereby ensuring that no one heard Field’s anti-war sentiment. Funny how that is. Except, of course, that it’s not funny at all - and I'd say that no matter what political opinion she expressed.
Completely unrelated: Yesterday someone found my blog through a Google search for “boy scout paramilitaristic.” I’m always glad when I can raise the profile of the Boy Scouts!