Saturday, January 08, 2005

Frank Zappa: On Censorship

(many thanks to Buyankasha of Pooponpolitics)

Zappa, Frank. “On Censorship.” Crossfire (CNN: 1986)

The musician Frank Zappa was an intelligent, articulate and important voice in the battle against censorship. In this Crossfire episode we see him debating the censorship of music lyrics—he is, of course, against this censorship of “words.” This debate really gets to some of the core issues surrounding the “call for censorship” and the defenders of “freedom of expression.” Frank Zappa just devastated those pundits, exposing their idiocy... for me, I will not miss Crossfire. I miss Frank Zappa!

Zappa's Statement to Congress About Censorship of Music Lyrics

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