MacFarlane: Family Guy Editing ‘Abhorrent’

Wow. I never thought I’d live to see the day when Seth MacFarlane would call something “abhorrent.” The creator of Family Guy knows a thing about “abhorrence” because he is usually the one writing it and presenting it as entertainment for brain dead audiences on Fox on Sunday nights. But some pranks are even too much for the Master of Crass, it seems. A recent episode of Family Guy, called “Turban Cowboy” was edited and circulated online to appear as if it predicted the Boston Marathon Read more […]

What’s Truth Got to Do With It?

You’ve heard it said that the First Amendment gives us the right to free speech, but it doesn’t give us the right to yell “Fire” in a crowded theater. In other words, with rights come certain responsibilities; we’re not given carte blanche to say anything we want at any time. The First Amendment also gives us the right of a free press, in the same breath, in fact, as it gives the right to free speech. From this, I think we can assume that the framers saw these rights as practically the Read more […]