“Morality in Media” Gets Airsick

Ever been on an airplane and felt the movie was too sexy?

Me neither.

And yet Morality in Media, those sex-obsessed people who want to limit your choices so that they feel more comfortable, are championing the cause of a single individual who complained about this. A guy on a Delta flight complained that “Rome” wasn’t edited enough for him or anyone else, and now MiM has found their shock-du-jour.

Delta has promised to edit any sexy scenes down to three seconds or less, but this merely inflames MiM even more. Says MiM president Robert Peters,

“To put that in perspective, Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed for only 19/32 of a second on CBS-TV during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.”

Yes, and we know how much that half-second damaged the Republic.

You’re exactly right, Mr. Peters. You led the way in demanding that our government exert more control over television because a nipple was exposed for a half-second. It was such a damaging half-second that every news show in the country then replayed it countless times, and the public made it the most downloaded moment in internet history.

Peters complains that if someone else in the plane is watching “Rome” he can’t help but catch glimpses of it. And once his gaze lands on flesh, he can’t stop, and he claims his brain is “structurally changed.” Don’t laugh—Dr. Judith Reisman’s bizarre warning that “we literally ‘grow new brain’ with each new visual experience” was central to the Senate’s 2004 hearings on the dangers of pornography.

We sympathize with anyone who can’t stand anyone else seeing a few seconds of flesh, and who are unable to avert their eyes when they desire. We urge that such people take yoga, meditation, or other training so that they don’t focus on what they don’t want to see.

It would improve their driving, too.


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