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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Patrick A. Trueman
The future of long-standing government bans on obscenity and nudity on the airwaves soon could become much clearer as President Obama's pick to head the Federal Communications Commission faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday — one day before the public comment period on the policy ends.
As Republicans flocked south for their convention in a city notorious for its "gentlemen's clubs," the GOP was set to adopt official platform language calling for strict enforcement of federal obscenity laws, including those concerning illegal distribution of pornography on the Internet, motel and cable TV and even retail stores.
"As the pandemic of harm from pornography grows, Holder gives criminal pornographers the green light to proceed by stopping all enforcement of federal obscenity laws," Mr. Trueman explains.
"Is the Republican Party still a family values party or not?" said Patrick A. Trueman, president of Morality in Media. "That should answer the question of whether the party should hold its signature event in Sin City."