Surrender, Viacom!


And they did. South Park's Scientology episode will now return to rotation. It was a shameful acquiescence to corporate pressure and Tom Cruise's ego, but now that MI:3 is over and done with, Viacom discovers it has some balls. I'm afraid their reputation for freedom of expression is shot, but they deserve some credit for doing the right thing eventually. This is as good a moment as any to plug an upcoming conference I'm speaking at, alongside Matt Stone and Trey Parker in Amsterdam late next month: "Libertarianism in Europe."