January 25, 2005

Quote of the Day

Jeff Jarvis, launching the latest –and best- of his jeremiads against the Federal Communication Commission’s censorship efforts:

“In the first set of rulings, the FCC seems to bravely decide that "dick" in various forms is OK. Ditto ass, penis, vaginal, nutsack, and a three-way. In the second set, they add the words hell and damn -- as if they were ever in contention as indecent and blaspamous -- as well as breast, nipples, can, pissed, crap, bastard, and bitch. It's the liberalization of America, I tell you, it's the second damned sexual revolution… Ah, so I can call the FCC commissioners a bunch of dicks, asses, bastards, and bitches and get away with it. Get me on the air! But if I use those words in a sustained manner -- FCC is full of asses and asses and asses and asses -- my ass would be grass.”
Speaking of Jarvis, he got a rare mention this week in the magazine he founded- Entertainment Weekly, on the occasion of its 15th anniversary. Also in last week’s EW? James Lileks, whose new book was named to the Must List. James must’ve been feeling charitable, because they accidentally called the book by its subtitle rather than its title, and he did NOT attack it as “another screwup by the out-of-touch MSM” in today’s Bleat.

UPDATE: I just saw Jeff Jarvis himself appear in a stupid, way-below-him discussion on MSNBC with Pat Buchanan and Michael Medved about "The Passion of the Christ"'s lack of major Oscar nominations. Funny that the rabidly anti-Hollywood Buchanan and Medved are so outraged about something as arbitrary as the Academy Awards voting, and also that Buchanan can wring so much righteous indignation out of a lack of nominations for such a "box office hit," when "Passion" was outperformed at the box office by both "Shrek 2" and "Spider-man 2." Then Medved gave away the ending of "Million Dollar Baby" for good measure.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 25, 2005 09:21 PM

Way to go Michael Medved!!!

Posted by: A at January 26, 2005 12:11 AM
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