|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
threw a hissy fit about Janet Jackson's exposed breast. This caused Jim Treacher to mock him as "teacher's little angel":
Also acting like a prig in the wake of the Super Bowl was ... Mickey Kaus?!
Well ... no ... actually ... I don't think anyone "needs" to be fined or censored or lose their jobs. I think NFL "needs" to reexamine its relationship with CBS. I think that easily offended viewers "need" to skip the halftime extravanganza, which consists of second-rate celebrities who are hopping mad that they are not the center of attention on that day.
Kaus wasn't just a prig. Andrea Dworkin and Catherine MacKinnon handed him the violence-against-women crack pipe and he took a big fat hit:
Oh, brother. I must have missed the news reports of Justin Timberlake clocking Jackson over the head with a club and dragging her to a onstage prop labelled "RAPE CHAMBER." I mean, men do sometimes remove their sex partners' clothing, even without the woman's written consent.
Yeah, and just before the boob-baring occurred those fundamentalist Muslims were happily chair-dancing to images of the nice wholesome leather-clad gyrating Miss Jackson. Just like down at the mosque!
And isn't there about a hundred times as much public nudity in Europe as in America? Why were planes crashed into the World Trade Center and not, say, the topless beaches of the Riviera?
What got into Kaus? I read him every day and usually find him very intelligent and perceptive. Watching Kerry become the front-runner must have left him mildly unhinged.
(Please note that I wrote an entire post about Kaus without having an inline conversation with an imaginary editor.)