It’s a sad state of affairs that, with all of our great technology like V-Chips and remote controls (i.e., the power to choose), that we still have to take cues from the FCC about what we can and can’t watch on television. I mean c’mon, people. The problem is not the content. If somebody wants to complain that their children are getting access to content that is innappropriate, then it takes less effort to change the channel than it does to lodge a complaint with the FCC! It just blows my mind… yes, of course, there are some public places where a certain level of censorship makes sense, like at the mall and on billboards. But in your own living room – where you, as a parent, should have complete and total control over what plays on the television, there’s just no excuse to ruin it for the rest of us who want to pay homage to the great veterans of this country by way of watching Saving Private Ryan which, by the way, is an amazing film in my opinion.
This weekend I will be excercising my freedoms by playing a little Halo 2. And if my local affiliate decides to pull Saving Private Ryan, then I’ll just need to dig out the DVD.