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  • Line Between Criticism And Censorship
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    Censorship is a great temptation, particularly when we see something that offends or frightens us. At such times, our best defense is to remember what J.M. Coetzee writes in Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship. "By their very nature, censors wound their own vision when they restrict what others can see. The one who pronounces the ban... becomes, in effect, the blind one, the one at the center of the ring in the game of blind man's bluff". But the new landscape of ideas and their control leaves ...
  • Censorship Of The Entertainment Industry
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    Recently in the news, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) fined Johnny Sauter, one of their drivers, $10,000 as well as charging him 25 points for "inappropriate" comments made after a BUSCH race in Las Vegas. The words said were at the conclusion of a race in which the driver had been putting his life on the line at over 200 mph. Fueled with adrenaline, the words spoken were not words ordinarily used by Sauter, however, NASCAR legislated just the same (McCormick). This c...
  • Censorship Of The Media For Children
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    Media Censorship Today there is much controversy over whether there should or shouldn't be censorship of the media. Censorship should not be imposed on citizens by the government or other agencies; adults have a right to view or listen to what they choose. Additionally, if children's media is censored, parents are the ones to monitor and regulate it. Parents should monitor children's viewing of television and also what they hear on the radio, CD's, and tapes. Censorship includes the examination ...
  • Censorship Of Forms Of Media
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    As Americans, we idealize our freedom and place a high value on our constitution and all that it stands for. We specifically turn to our Bill of Rights as a symbol of our freedom, both as a nation and individuals. Our freedom of speech and freedom of press are two of the values we hold highest. Many things can affect the interpretation of these values, and this produces much tension in today's world. For example, the censorship of forms of media can be seen as an infringement on the rights of ci...
  • Total And Complete Censorship Of The Media
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    The purpose of the media has become an ongoing question since the large amount of conflicts between the consumer and media. Why is the original purpose of the media so damn hard to figure out? It is time to confront this issue instead of blowing it off by saying, "We can never change the media, so why bother?" What kind of chickenshit statement is that?! If there are so many people with so much power, surely one of them realizes the downward spiral of the ethics of the media. I feel my sole purp...
  • Media Censorship In Iraq Does The Media
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    What is Censorship? Censorship is the suppression of ideas and information that certain individuals, groups or government officials find objectionable or dangerous. (Hawthorne, 1997) Why Use Censorship Censors try to use the power of the state to impose their view of what is truthful and appropriate, or offensive and objectionable, on everyone else. Censors pressure public institutions, like the media, to suppress and remove from public access information they judge inappropriate or dangerous, s...

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