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Tuesday, January 07, 2003
Self-censorship in the United States resulting from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks appears to have come to an end, writes Duncan Campbell in a story for today's Guardian that makes little sense. Campbell bases this claim on a recent book and the airing of a t.v. movie based on that book that paint the suits at Enron as greedy and corrupt as well as the upcoming big screen movie The Quiet American, which like the Graham Greene novel it is based on don't paint a rosy picture of the C.I.A.
Campbell might have an argument if it hasn't been considered perfectly acceptable to criticize Enron as an example of corporate greed for over a year now and Hollywood hadn't released Ali, a movie that about a boxer who more than also happens to be a Muslim and a draft dodger, in December of 2001.
IMHO, it isn't that critical voices have been silence post 911 so much as it is that not all that many have a critical take on the Bush Administration and corporate affairs to express. And that seems to me to be at least as discomforting as censorship would be.