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Friday, April 16, 2004

FCC: When I've lost Ebert...

Roger Ebert is middle-of-the-road Middle America.

And he's crapping all over the FCC's censorship regime (April 16).

He gets it in spades:
I find it strange that so many Americans describe themselves as patriotic when their values are anti-democratic and totalitarian. We are all familiar with Voltaire's great cry: ''I may disagree with what you say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it.'' Ideas like his helped form the emerging American republic. Today, the Federal Communications Commission operates under an alternative slogan: ''Since a minority that is very important to this administration disagrees with what you say, shut up.''

Message to 'Sonny Boy': Be afraid. Be very afraid...

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