Janet Jackson's Nipple versus the Lives of Coal Miners

CBS was fined $550,000 for showing Janet Jackson's right nipple on live television. Coal mines that endanger the lives of their workers are commonly fined $60 per violation.

How do you like those priorities?

A nipple is worth nearly 10,000 times more than the life of an American worker.

Here's a quote from the USA Today:

"On Aug. 16, 2005, an inspector found a main escape path "obstructed by concrete blocks." On Nov. 8, 2005, an escapeway was "not being maintained in a safe condition to assure passage of anyone." Sago got six citations for blocking escapeways miners use to flee a fire or explosion. Each citation said one miner was endangered. The mine paid $60 fines for two violations."

In January, 2006 twelve miners died in a Sago mine.

Sixty dollars for blocking escapeways that save worker's lives. $60!

How many people died when we saw Janet's boob?

$550,000 versus $60.

If that doesn't make you sick, I wonder if you have any humanity left.

Are those your priorities? Are you comfortable with a government that has these values?