Ann Coulter

That is neither "false" nor "deceptive."

If anything, Hollywood falsely suggests that weapons, guns especially, are more effective killing machines than they are. That's why people who don't shoot are always shocked, shocked at how many rounds always end up being fired in real-life shoot-outs.

A single shot from 30 yards will not instantly neutralize a man, unless the bullet hits him straight between the eyes. (Or it's a movie.) Even a man who has been shot through the heart -- and only Clint Eastwood can count on getting anywhere near the heart on the first shot -- will live long enough to return fatal fire.

Presumably Gore and Lieberman are not proposing more shooting, more stabbing and lengthier death scenes in order to accurately capture how difficult it is to finish someone off.

Admittedly there is more violence in movies and on television than one tends to encounter in real life. There are more murders in "Columbo" than one tends to encounter in real life, too. Most people will never commit murder, be murdered or solve a murder -- though these are fun to watch on TV -- so it doesn't much matter that Hollywood makes killing a person seem easier than it really is.

Most people will, however, have sex. And it is in Hollywood's portrayal of sex that the "false" and "deceptive" concept really hits pay dirt.

Unlike Hollywood violence, which is made to seem more dangerous than it really is, Hollywood sex is made to seem substantially less dangerous -- certainly less consequential -- than it really is. Though everyone seems to be constantly fornicating on the silver screen, there are very few dramatic renditions of the clap. There aren't too many accidental pregnancies (except to depict the nobility of abortion) and not much depression, cynicism or anger.

Put another way, Hollywood shows the sexual revolution from the perspective of a lot of Bill Clintons but never how it comes to back to roost in the lives of the Chelsea Clintons.

To compare death and destruction per gun shot vs. communicable disease and pregnancy per money shot, Hollywood is practically issuing public service announcements against violence while fraudulently understating the price of sex.

Yet in his Senate testimony last week, Sen. "World of Trouble" Lieberman was on his high horse denouncing only Hollywood portrayals of violence. He even claimed these new-fangled pyrotechnic versions of essentially Punch and Judy puppet shows somehow led to Columbine. If that's true, then what have Hollywood's portrayals of sex bred? Bill Clinton?

Don't expect the Democrats to complain about that.