Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Welcome to the Post Janet Jackson Era

Jon Rintels catalogues the latest in broadcaster prudishness and dispels any doubts that self-censorship of television, thanks to the FCC, has gotten wildly out of control: 1. Fox covers up the naked rear end of a cartoon character; 2. Super Bowl advertisers, burned by criticism of past racy spots, either censor themselves or pass on advertising during the 2005 game; 3. PBS scrubs two HBO documentaries out of fear of costly repercussions.