Sunday, February 27, 2005

Gotta love the attack and retreat.

Mark Evanier said in his blog that ABC had Oscar programming "pushing the envelope" (we're gonna be raunchy!) and just to be on the safe side, they had Standards & Practices "muzzle" Robin Williams and his scheduled song (we're gonna be responsible!). When really, Robin seemed to come out and do the same material he was supposed to be in trouble for. Nice obfuscation there.

I call this "attack and retreat," and the confusion that it usually creates is a great way to cover your ass. If somebody says you went to far, you say, "But we censored Robin Williams!" Cause you know that Chris Rock will offend somebody. He's already thrown in lots of "ass" and it's only 9 p.m.

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