The Washington Post’s (leftist) TV reviewer, Tom Shales, whined this morning about the Oscar telecast’s five-second delay last night, which was hardly used:

“That someone was sitting with a finger poised on a sanitizing switch suggests in itself that we are to have a new wave of heavy-duty censorship in America and all caused by the exposure of one breast — Janet Jackson’s on the halftime show of this year’s Super Bowl. That single unveiling seems to be fostering a climate of suppression and fear the likes of which no hard-core porno film was ever able to engender.”

Yes, the end of freedom to utter epithets or to expose yourself is endangered because a private broadcaster might carve it out of the airwaves. The next thing you know they’ll be pixilating cleavage.

And can somebody remind me of the last time a porno film was broadcast over the public airwaves?