Censorship: An American tradition

I heard on the radio this morning that Move America Forward, the group that got Viacom (owners of CBS, Showtime, etc) to pull the recent Reagan film, is now pressuring movie theaters to not show Fahrenheit 9/11 because it will “undermine the war on terror” or some such. I’m not a big Michael Moore fan, but he must be doing something right.

Why does everyone always say that censorship is unamerican? It sure doesn’t look that way from where I’m standing. Between this stuff, the FCC, “no free speech for fascists”, and so on, censorship should be made an official national pastime.

While looking over the above web site, I found “Good News from Guantanamo“, which I’m having a real hard time believing isn’t satire.

I was in Guantanamo for three days last week, and I saw something very different. I concluded that, at Gitmo, we extract information from prisoners not by torture but by developing rapport with them. It involves amenities. Full rolls of toilet paper. Fruit baskets. A field trip barbecue.

It goes on to talk about bonding with the prisoners and getting “well lubricated at the tiki bar”. It’s brilliant.