Last night two of MSNBC's prime time programs ran stories about censorship.
First, Countdown ran a story about a new version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, edited by a professor at Auburn University at Montgomery, in which the "n-word" (I'm self censoring out of respect for the sensitivities of potential blog readers) is replaced with the word "slave." MSNBC calls in Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss the foolishness of this revision.
Second, The Last Word featured this story about a court decision that has overturned a fine that the FCC imposed on ABC affiliates for a nude scene on NYPD Blue in 2003. This is an exciting and interesting development because it may well set a prescedent for the dissolution of the FCC's ability to censor anything on television. The clip includes the offending footage.