The 4th of July Knucklehead of the Day Marathon Part Twenty
Our 20th winner is Republican Congresswoman from Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn. She gets the award for wanting a congressional committee to investigate a movie rating!
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and other lawmakers are demanding explanations after hearing complaints that the movie "Facing the Giants" was rated PG instead of G due to religious content.
The Motion Picture Association of America claims the controversy arose from a miscommunication with the filmmakers. It says religion was not the reason for the rating.
"This incident raises the disquieting possibility that the MPAA considers exposure to Christian themes more dangerous for children than exposure to gratuitous sex and violence," Blunt said in a letter to MPAA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Glickman.
After meeting with MPAA officials, Blunt and a handful of other House members said they remain concerned about the subjective native of the ratings process.
"I'm not satisfied," said Rep. Marsha Blackburn (news, bio, voting record), R-Tenn., who attended the meeting with Blunt. "We probably will want to revisit this ratings process to have some commonality in the standards that exist for movies, videos and video games."
Blackburn said she wants the House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold hearings on the issue later this year.
This is so dumb.
1- Who cares what the rating is.
2- Some in the movie industry say G-rated movies don't do as well.
3- Congress has better things to do.
4- One penny spent on this 'news' is one penny of taxpayer money wasted.
If the MPAA did rate the movie PG for religion, it would be knucklehead worthy. Just as it is for Congress to be worrying about such trivia. For wasting taxpayer time and money, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is our twentieth Knucklehead of the day.
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