Censorship Wars

Suddenly, content in the media is getting the once over for “objectionable” material. “Hoping to avoid millions of dollars in fines and protect their licenses, the networks’ gatekeepers are now rushing to cover naked body parts, cut foul language and monitor anything that smacks of poor taste … except when they’re not. The only consistent thread running through the current crackdown — which has ensnared culprits ranging from a chronic provocateur like ousted radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge to an accidental offender like NBC’s “ER” — is how wildly inconsistent it all seems.”