The US Department of Education has declared nearly 200 TV programs inappropriate for close-caption funding and denyed them federal grant requests to make them accessible to the hearing-impaired. Among the offensive titles that the department is banning, based on the recommendations of a secret five-member panel, are nearly every major animated TV series, including POWERPUFF GIRLS, DEXTER'S LAB, TRANSFORMERS ARMADA, JUSTICE LEAGUE, X-MEN EVOLUTION, SAMURAI JACK, TEEN TITANS and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Just to be safe, they are also banning every single "classic cartoon."
An editorial was recently published in the PALM
BEACH POST which sheds more details on this harebrained attempt at censorship,
such as revealing that the secret members of the five-person panel were never
even aware that they were on a panel or that their views would be used for censorship.
You can find a complete list of the blacklisted shows at the National
Association of the Deaf website.
Source: Animation Blast