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[PODCAST] #329: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – A History of Hollywood Self-Censorship

Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed:A chronology of film and television self-censorship with many tangents 1. WHY THIS TOPIC? -censorship of the film, The Interview by Sony Pictures entertainment -What's unique about this situation? What isn't? -It is unlikely that North Korea is behind the hack: -Whether it's a legit cyber attack, an inside job by Sony or a government false flag the response from Washington is predictable 2. HISTORY - ESCALATION OF CENSORSHIP -Censorship increasing and decreasing were both gradual processes -first film censorship laws -movies were considered evil, similar to all new mediums at first -The First Amendment and "Community Standards" ...

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