An Inclusive Litany

11/1/01

Aaron Sorkin, producer of NBC's "The West Wing," speaking at a forum at Occidental College, October 22, 2001. (Bill Maher, host of ABC's "Politically Incorrect," aroused great anger when he insisted that "We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly.")
Bill Maher has been getting a pounding because on his television program he said something that some found controversial.... [S]ponsors began removing their advertising from the show, and now ABC, the network that he's on, is saying that they may not do the show. We've heard this song before, right? In the fifties there was a blacklist, and it ruined lives.... Well, we're there, right now. It's happening all over again.

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