America's freedom of speech is under attack. Mickey Mouse and Private Ryan had better watch out, says Ros Davidson in Los Angeles
WHAT do Tom Hanks, sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, U2's Bono, Janet Jackson's boobs and Mickey Mouse have in common? They're all targets in an attack on American popular culture, which is accelerating following George's re-election.
E-mail complaints from angry right-wing viewers are flooding federal regulators this weekend following the unedited broadcast on Remembrance Day of the film Saving Private Ryan.
In fact, one third of the local TV stations affiliated with national network ABC, owned by Disney, refused to air the critically acclaimed second world war blockbuster because it contains swear words. The Oscar-winning film about D-Day, directed by Steven Spielberg, also includes graphic, realistic violence.
Free Speech or filth?
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