Dec 1 1999

Giuliani’s Pro-Censorship Views Needed Balance on Sunday Shows

When New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani appeared on three national television shows attacking the Brooklyn Museum and its current art exhibit, “Sensation” (10/3/99), none of the shows saw fit to include an advocate of civil liberties or artistic freedom. Giuliani appeared unopposed on NBC‘s Meet the Press, ABC‘s This Week With Sam and Cokie, and Fox News Sunday. Furthermore, while none of the participants in the broadcasts had seen the exhibit, it didn’t stop anchors on two of the shows from joining Giuliani in condemning “Sensation.” On Fox News Sunday, anchor Tony Snow dismissed the exhibit as “silly,” while […]