Send Congress Back to School

Monday, 19 August 2002, 12:21 PM EST

So this aide walks into the office of Jack Valenti, President and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America... "Sorry for the interruption, Mr. Valenti" she says, "but it's about the Berman Bill. What should we do about it?"

Valenti smiles and says, "Pay it."

Coverage of the "Hack Bill" has been so prominent that the subject itself is almost hackneyed.

Fortunately, every intelligent human being with an ounce of technical perception has denounced the bill for the utter folly that it is. Unfortunately, most of those inhabiting a seat on Capitol Hill will have to push away a pound of obscurity before they can begin to address the issue.

That's the part that scares me.

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