The CBS affiliate in Corpus Christi, Texas, has opted not to air a two-part miniseries dramatizing the young life of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
Dale Remy, general manager of KZTV Channel 10, said he was concerned that the film could give harmful ideas to white supremacists and disturbed young people.
"The Nazi concept, if you will, is still very real, and I think anything we do to give that particular thinking a venue, a format, is a mistake," Remy said. "More people that are already on the fence on this and have issues might find something in this character to identify with, and that bothers me tremendously."
If Dale is that troubled by it, why isn't he petitioning to have every single fucking book ever written about WW2 banned? Actually maybe he is. Maybe I shouldn't have said that in case he gets ideas. Fortunately some people are smarter than this:
"You can't look at films like 'The Pianist' or 'Schindler's List' or a TV series like 'Shoah' without being repelled by what Hitler and his followers did," said Rabbi Kenneth Roseman of Temple Beth El in Corpus Christi. "I generally tend to think that it is more worthwhile to tell the truth and that people are smart enough and ethical and moral enough to draw the proper conclusion. I trust people."
So do I, at least to the extent that I don't think people will be converted to Nazism by it. People that are already practising supremacists will be in the minority of the audience ("goddamn American entertainment industry is polluted with Jews and blacks, don't encourage 'em") and won't need any further convincing of their own rightness.