Video outcry flares anew (WashingtonPost)
The Catholic League's William Donohue, the man who scared the Smithsonian into pulling a David Wojnarowicz video from a highly acclaimed exhibition of gay and lesbian portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery, takes a pragmatic view of the culture wars.
"You have to know when to step on the gas and when to step on the brakes," Donohue said Wednesday afternoon from his 34th-floor office in midtown Manhattan. Which is one reason that he was going a for a beer that night, and not planning on attending a conversation at the New York Public Library featuring the exhibition's curators, Jonathan Katz and David C. Ward.
"There was a fast remedy, and if I overreact, I run the risk of becoming a fool," said Donohue. In other words: With the 1987 video by the gay artist, who died of AIDS, deleted from the exhibition, his work is done.
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