The Seal of Censorship
: Ernie Miller is properly shocked at the movie industry cooperating with — even promoting — the frightening Parents Television Council by putting PTC seals of approval on movies.
This is tantamount to taking out ad with a screaming blurb: “Jerry Falwell says go see this movie or go to hell!”
The PTC is Brent Bozell’s self-appointed national censor. They are almost single-handedly responsible for the rash of complaints to the FCC. They are attacking the First Amendment and fres speech.
It’s bad enough that news organizations treat them as if they’re a real organization that represents the “parents” of its title — they sure as shit don’t represent me! — as opposed to the fanatics that they are.
But now, as Ernie points out, the movie studios are promoting the PTC by using its seal and that will come back to bite them in the butt, guaranteed.