This is classic.  The upcoming episode of ABC’s television show Boston Legal is about censorship.  However, the original version of the script was actually censored by the network.  ABC wouldn’t let the show’s writers mention a certain “fair and balanced” news network.

The original story revolved around a school principal who buys “Fox Blockers” for all of the school’s televisions because he believes that the network promotes hate.  He is sued by a student under free speech rights.  ABC cut out any reference to Fox News and also cut out a reference to the great documentary Outfoxed.  The station also will not allow the makers of Outfoxed to run an ad for the movie during the episode. 

I guess the writer’s working for ABC must understand that they can write about free speech but they can’t practice it.

For more on the story visit http://www.alternet.org/story/21463/

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