Accounting for Taste

Friday, September 02, 2005


Remember the V-chip? It’s an electronic circuit that can be used to filter out shows you deem offensive. Recently a group of media companies banded together to better publicize the device, which seems awfully altruistic. After all, why would CBS want to help us block out CSI? The answer: they hope to show that parents are better arbiters of taste than Uncle Sam, who appears to be gearing up to clamp down on decency standards. Salon’sMichael Scherertells Bob that FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is among those leading the charge.

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