(Above: Picasso’s 1955 painting “Women of Algiers” with boobs and butts censored by Fox News and the uncensored painting on the right)
Soooooo, let me see if understand this. A painting by Pablo Picasso, better known to his friends as PP, was sold at an auction this week and because the painting broke the record for the most expensive piece of art to sell at an auction, ($179.3 million) Fox News decided that this was news.
After all, don’t most of us own a Picasso and perhaps were interested in this story.
Why just yesterday I told my other half, “Gawd, if I only had a few extra bucks I’d have gone to that auction.”
Um….not to buy a Picasso, but to ogle the boobs and butt images in Picasso’s painting. Which…..when reporting this story, Fox News censored. Lest little children and animals see those images and are scarred for life.
Of course Fox News got a lot of flack on social media sites for blurring out those body parts, and rightly so.
Jerry Saltz, the senior art critic for New York Magazine posted this comment on Twitter: “How sexually sick are conservatives & Fox News? They blurred parts of the Picasso painting,” He included the hashtag #SickMinds.
Sooooo. What did Fox say in it’s defense?
Well let’s see. Um…..how about blaming boob and butt blurring on…um…er…..the night crew. Yeah that’s it….the night crew. It was all their fault. Yeah, the night crew are all a bunch of old guys from a different era where boobs and butts are supposed to be covered.
Now you might think I’m slamming conservatives and the GOP (goofy old party) but keep in mind Fox New’s leanings, as well as the fact, (yes fact) that in 2002 Attorney John Asscroft….um….sorry…that should be, John Ashcroft had a 12 foot statue of the “Spirit of Justice” from the 1930’s covered up because, (gasp) it displayed a (gasp) exposed breast.
Oh yeah, he also ordered that a statue of a man, “Majesty of Law” have its midsection covered, which was displayed along with that other statue.
So…… so far we have one breast and a midsection that was deemed offensive by the former attorney breast and midsection general. Again….both have been on display at the Justice Department since the 1930’s.
I’d like to thank the web site, “Liberals Unite” for this story. One of the many pro and con sites I devour to get both poinst of view. Lest you think I only go to liberal sites.
Only because I like what I laughingly refer to as “facts” before I slam anybody. Including Fox News.
Um…..come to think of it…..how did they miss this one?
Now Fox most likely wanted to spare little children and animals, and a few conservatives …..um….ok a lot of conservatives the horrors (gasp) of sex before marriage and as the article stated, “the horrors of sex during and after marriage,”
Which, I think, you’d have to be married for over 40 years to the same woman to appreciate that last statement. My guess anyhow.
BUT….as noble as Fox News is in protecting little children and animals, they have no problem scaring the living bejesus outta us….including little children and animals by showing the burning alive of Jordanian fighter pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh by ISIS.
Oh yeah. They did warn us before they showed that video by saying, “The images are brutal. They are graphic. They are upsetting. You may want to turn away. You may want to have the children leave the room right now.”
“Johnny, Sally…….leave the room RIGHT NOW! This is too graphic for you little kids to see.”
“But daddy, is it worse than seeing Kim Kardashians butt and boobs on the Internet?”
And Fox’s executive vice president, (not Joe Biden) John Moody explained their decision further: ” After careful consideration, we decided that giving readers of FoxNews.com the option to see for themselves the barbarity of ISIS outweighed legitimate concerns about the graphic nature of the video.”
Lest we forget that last year, all in the name of “barbarity” Fox aired a graphic video of a car chase that ended when the man driving the car shot himself on live TV.
“Ok folks…ya saw it here on Fox News first. We’ll be right back with more blood and guts after a word from these sponsors.”
Sooooo. As I understand this logic. Ya can’t see images of painted boobs or butts, but it’s ok to see people burned alive or shooting themselves on live TV. Again…..lest little children and innocent little animals be scarred for life.
Gawd bless you Fox News.
Oh where oh where were you when I was a mere child to protect me from the ravages of boobs and butts. I’m scarred for life I tell ya. Life!
Um….my dog too.
We used to sit side by side when I was a teenager and ogle those boobs and butts displayed in Playboy Magazines I ripped off from Mr. Ferkenstein’s neighborhood store.
Now look at me. scarred for life. (sniff)
I can’t even bear to look at my other half’s boobs without feeling great remorse for my sins of the past for ogling all those boobs and butts.
Ok….the dog is right. Sorry Fox News……..
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