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Entries from February 2004

TV’s Moral Watchdogs

February 28th, 2004 · No Comments

I’m not an apologist for the bad half-time show at the Super Bowl. But please, parents, don’t ask the clichéd question, “how am I supposed to explain this to my children?” The National Coalition’s Schatz said much the same thing with his exasperated comment, “The last thing a parent expects to see when they sit down with their family to watch the Super Bowl is Janet Jackson’s breast.”

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Tags: Journalism Ethics · Music

The Super Bowl of Hypocrisy

February 14th, 2004 · No Comments

The official outrage brought new meaning to hypocrisy. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue posted a statement saying the halftime show “was offensive, inappropriate and embarrassing to us and our fans.” This, of course, from the same NFL that gladly paraded out the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders in 1972, whose style spawned barely-clad cheerleaders for all major professional team sports.

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Tags: Media Economics · Music