Saturday, February 12, 2005

Getting the Hebe-jeebies in Douglas County

"Wanting to avoid the controversy that has ensnared the city of Roseburg over a proposed statue of the Greek goddess Hebe, Douglas County commissioners have nixed an exhibit at the Douglas County Museum."

My favorite line:

"Kittelman said the action wasn't meant as an act of censorship. She said it was simply to avoid embroiling the county in the controversy."

Have you ever noticed that acts of censorship are rarely intended as such? Or, it's even denied that they are acts of censorship?

News Review (Douglas County, Oregon)

Please note... the title was borrowd, in part, from a 2/12/05 Oregonian editorial entitled: "Roseburg's Hebe-jeebies."