Wednesday, April 06, 2005


Fox-Blocker! Promoting the Great Dialogue

There's a wonderful new product out that I came across on Al Franken's blog. What an admirable concept, a device you can hook up to your TV that will block the FOX News Network. Certainly this will go a long way towards educating the public on the complex issues facing us in our daily lives.

Who can rationally deny that blocking access to a particular viewpoint is a good thing and will do much to further awareness of potentially novel ideas?

I'm not one of those crazies who feels such a voluntary device is an affront to free speech. The constitution is silent on private attempts to limit viewpoints. But guys...what are ya thinking? It's certainly not a Christian thing to do and I understand that that doesn't concern you, but is it the liberal thing to do?

Stifling alternative viewpoints has a rich and noble tradition among Americans on all sides of the political spectrum. I don't anticipate any earthshaking consequences here but it's doubtful that any Thomas Paine awards will come of it either.

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