The level of censorship is getting out of hand. I'm not talking about explicit language; I'm talking about people voicing their own personal opinions. Sally Field, after winning an Emmy for outstanding actress in a drama, gave an acceptance speech which included the statement, "Let's face it, if mothers ruled the world, there would be no (expletive) wars in the first place."
This was not censored because of the expletive, which has been ruled an appropriate word for public television. It was censored because it voiced a political opinion. An opinion that the Fox Network said could be offensive to some people. That may be true, but when did it become anyone's right to silence the opinions of others?
Where do we draw the line? Do we censor every offensive statement on television? Hearing others voice their opinions is one way the public shapes its own opinions. Do we take this away from them? Should we silence comedians who make political jokes? Nobody shares the exact same views, so any statement, especially a political statement, is offensive to someone. Freedom of speech is something that makes America special, and we are slowly losing this freedom every day.
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