Jack Valenti Has MPAA V-Chip Finally Removed Post-Retirement

December 8th, 2005 | researchmaterial

And he goes off at L. Brent Bozell III, head of the Parents Television Council (PTC), at a “Decency In The Media” forum headed by a Republican:

“What has made America great is, it’s a free country, and when you are a First Amendment person, you must allow into the marketplace that which you find to be meretricious, untidy, unwholesome and sometimes just plain stupid, but that’s the price you pay for democracy. A democracy is quite messy. If you want to have a pristine television show, you go to Burma or you go to North Korea, and you’ll find yourself in a pristine world where nothing that the government doesn’t want on the air is on the air. That’s the price you pay, Brent, for a democracy.”


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