TV Corrupts, and Pay TV Corrupts Absolutely


HBO's implicit approval of polygamy with its Big Love program leads a citizen astray–just as so many legitimate businessmen have been led astray by the Sopranos into organized crime. A Detroit woman married to three men at once–and involved in complicated financial scams as well–now faces federal polygamy charges. Yes, polygamy is a federal crime, and don't you forget it. You say it is mere coincidence that this case comes to light after the media splash surrounding the HBO program? Or even that her acts clearly predated the show? You, my friend, misunderstand the power of the media.