Indecent Indecency Debate

“Since Nov. 2, the battle over indecency on the airwaves has been elevated to a level that suggests the issue was more than election-year pandering. The emphasis on values that helped re-elect President Bush is, to some, endorsement for a crusade that may eclipse the one against terrorism in Iraq. But so far, what’s most immoral is the spectacle of politicians and special-interest groups trying to hide all the contradictions inherent in deciding what’s too dirty for America and using it as a distraction to cover the bigger threat of media consolidation.”