Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Janet Jackson Redux

By now you've probably heard all about the snit on the intro to Monday Night Football yesterday evening. Philadelphia Eagles receiver Terrell Owens was in a pregame skit with Nicollette Sheridan, who was clad only in a towel, promoting an ABC show. At the end of the skit, with her back to the camera, she drops the towel and jumps into Owen's arms.

The reaction of the self-appointed keepers of the airwaves was predictable -- "What will we tell the children??".

How about this. I watched most of the game. There were more cheesecake shots of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders during the game than an hour's worth of Sheridan's ABC show. Was there any howling about the hotpants or the halter topped "stars" covering strategic areas on the cheerleaders?

I don't think so.

Nope. This latest fundie dustup is not about camera angles, backless / strapless bras on Ms. Sheridan, hotpants below the camera line, or prurient illusions.

It's about white on black.

And you know damn well exactly what I'm talking about.

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