Television: The Hypocrisy Bowl

A SUNBURST EXPOSES THE GAME'S SEX-SELLS ETHOS. LET THE BOGUS OUTRAGE AND CULTURE WARS BEGIN!

It was meant to be a super Sunday like any other. About 143 million people gathered to enjoy a wholesome evening of giant men knocking the living hell out of one another, cheered on by busty dancing women in skimpy uniforms, with occasional messages from crude talking animals entreating them to buy intoxicants.

Instead, something offensive happened. In a jaw-dropping denouement to the MTV-produced halftime show, Justin Timberlake sang, "I gotta have you naked by the end of this song," reached across Janet Jackson's black leather bustier and exposed--well, yes. But he exposed more than that. What the Super Bowl...

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