Being no great football fan, I didn't mind being without a telly last night. Evidently, though, the Super Bowl had its share of raunch -- intended and unintended. Folks in Tucson, Arizona using a local Comcast station were subject to ten seconds of lurid feed from a pornographer who managed to sneak into the system.
The station said it had no explanation for what happened but was investigating the incident during the match between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"When the NBC feed of the Super Bowl was transmitted from KVOA to local cable providers and through over-the-air antennas, there was no pornographic material," KVOA president and General Manager Gary Nielsen said in a statement.
The KVOA statement said the station was dismayed and disappointed that some Comcast customers and their families were subjected to the material.
At that point, all that's left is an apology since one cannot roll back the hands of time. But what about the rest of the viewers nationwide and around the world? Will they get an apology? Anthony Esolen describes the raunch included in the commercials:
In another, a plain-looking female office worker is subjected to public humiliation. "No one wants to see you naked," says her enemy, another female worker. The last shot is of a badly shaved doofus (all men are badly shaved doofuses), standing over her, saying, "I want to see you naked."
Unfortunately, he has many more examples of mindless depravity -- for which no one receives an apology. You can't get those minutes back, folks. So much goodness on the field. Off the field? Not so much. I'll stick with Netflix and books on tape.