According to this report, TV executives will “exercise constraint when it comes to showing the planes hitting the Twin Towers – and other graphic footage burned into the nation’s psyche” on the 9/11 anniversary. I don’t believe it. I don’t think TV can constrain itself in this regard. But, I may be wrong, and I hope I am wrong. The reason I hope I’m wrong is that if TV can show restraint on this anniversary, then it might be that there’s hope yet for that medium. Okay, I’ve called for a TV boycott on 9/11. I’m not backing off. But, if you do watch and it turns out that TV handles the day with respect, then please send e-mail or leave a comment. (Thanks to William Quick’s Daily Pundit)
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