Anti-porn group prepares to storm Capitol Hill over racy new TV show

This time the group’s target is an NBC drama coming out this fall, set in a 1960s club. And in a bold, or perhaps foolhardy move, the group is counting on those same lawmakers who signed the April letters to publicly condemn a major-network TV show.

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“This is going to be an ongoing rollout of our attack on NBC,” CWIP President Patrick Trueman told ITK. “Next up, we’ll be calling on members of Congress who signed those letters [this spring] to either issue a press release or a statement condemning ‘The Playboy Club’ on NBC.”

Not surprisingly, most of the signatories to the April letter were conservative Republicans, but Democratic Sens. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinThis week: Senate barrels toward showdown over Pompeo Sunday Shows Preview: Emmanuel Macron talks ahead of state dinner CIA declassifies memo on nominee's handling of interrogation tapes MORE (Calif.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharOvernight Cybersecurity: Senators eye path forward on election security bill | Facebook isn't winning over privacy advocates | New hacks target health care Senators chart path forward on election security bill GOP poised to advance rules change to speed up Trump nominees MORE (Minn.) also added their John Hancocks.

Trueman said CWIP has yet to contact NBC about the campaign against the network’s show. “We’re not at that stage yet.” 

Either way, it’s highly unlikely that Feinstein, a California Democrat, would move to condemn a network TV show, even a slightly racy one.