February 2, 2005

by Reb Yudel
Should this television show be rated OU?

The Town Crier notes that the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America has signed on to a letter urging President Bush to support the FCC clamp-down on indecency in his selection of a new head for the agency.

Call me a libertarian, but wouldn't it be more effective -- and less statist -- to apply a free-market solution?

I think the OU should provide its popular trademarked hechsher to shows it considers kosher.

Today, vegetarians and observant Muslims look for the OU symbol to know that food (and, now, cough syrup) is free of animal products.

Tomorrow, the rated "OU" could tell concerned parents which shows contain no nudity, short skirts, or pre-marital hand-holding.

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