Saturday, May 15, 2004

Shifting the Blame 2: If Chuck Said It, I Believe It

Quoting convicted Watergate figure Chuck Colson, the Family Research Council blames MTV and porn for the abuse at Abu Ghraib:
"As Chuck Colson pointed out at FRC's inaugural Pastors' Briefing yesterday, when you mix young people who grew up on a steady diet of MTV and pornography with a prison environment, you get the abuse at Abu Ghriab [sic]."
Of course, the didn't have MTV in Vietnam (or any war for 10,000 years before that), and you didn't have widespread access to porn 100 years ago either. And this type of abuse has been around for centuries (minus the digital photos, of course). But if Chuck said it, I believe it.

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