Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New ruling on “indecency” broadcasts

SCOTUS Blogs Lyle Denniston has a take on a new ruling on “indecency” broadcasts. The real question is whether Janet Jackson's breast is an indecent or vulgar image.

From purely aestethic standpoint, the image could have been far worse? But really, is a breast or more specifically a nipple, really indecent? We all have them.

To me the issue is really about America's hang-ups about nudity and specifically bare breasts, which outside the the nipple are frequently on display on television. Are we that puritanical and I might add hypocritical?

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