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  • America Votes

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    Monday, February 02, 2004

    Dean: Janet not worst thing on TV 

    If you're going to run for president of the United States, you've got to be able to answer any question without sounding like a boob.

    Howard Dean said the FCC investigation into Janet Jackson's flash of nipple during the Super Bowl halftime show is "pretty silly" and there are far worse things on cable TV, reports Thomas Fitzgerald of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    "I find that to be a bit of a flap about nothing," Dean told reporters aboard his campaign plane, a BAC 111 christened "Pearl Jam One" because of its most recent famous cargo. "I think the FCC probably has a lot of other things they should be pursuing. Not the least of which is preventing media markets from becoming owned by one or two corporations. If they wanted to be serious and have some serious credibility, they'd look into what's going on, what's happening to our democracy, coagulation of our media ..."

    posted by Jim Van Nostrand at 9:55 PM



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