Friday, January 17, 2014

Senators censor NBC

Four Democrat US Senators have taken action to censor NBC. During the broadcast of the Golden Globes on Sunday actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus was seen in the broadcast "smoking" an e-cigarette.

Senators Dick Durban, Sherrod Brown, Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey wrote to NBC to "take action to ensure that future broadcasts" don't make light of the health risks associated with tobacco. Uh… there is no tobacco in an e-cigarette.

US News on NBC News

Censorship is often misidentified. This is the real thing. Censorship is not editors deciding not to print something. It is the government making prior restraint of speech. That is, to prevent the speech from occurring by government force, as the four brave senators tried to do in their letter.

PJ Media has extended text of the letter.

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