Opinion: You can’t make this up – politicians want to regulate decibel levels

Terry Cowgill lives in Lakeville, blogs at ctdevilsadvocate.com and is editor of The Berkshire Record in Great Barrington, Mass.

What is it about politicians and the movies? We know Hollywood is like catnip to liberals who can’t resist Tinseltown’s leftward tilt. For obvious reasons, conservatives swoon over the few like-minded stars they have on their team.

And the allure was too much for Connecticut’s own Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, who was willing to trade any credibility he had left to become president of the Motion Picture Association of America, even though he repeatedly insisted he wouldn’t work as a lobbyist after being hounded out of the Senate in 2010.

But when they bring movies into the legislative arena, politicians transition from being merely annoying to diverting attention away from subjects that really matter.

Such is the case with state Rep. Carlo Leone and some like-minded colleagues who, at the request of a constituent from Stamford, introduced a bill last week to ban excessively loud content in movie theaters.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.


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