I'm delighted to see Time-Warner at the forefront of the record industry's decision to stop releasing songs celebrating the killing of police (editorial, "Self-Regulation, Not Censorship," Dec. 13). That it is the largest communications company on Earth arguably requires this sort of leadership; it's still a courageous move. I congratulate them.
The highly public confrontation last summer at the shareholders' meeting over the release of the unsavory rap album, "Body Count," can't have made this decision easy. I said then Time-Warner officials might very well have been honestly unaware, along with almost everyone else, of the odious nature of the actual "Cop Killer" lyrics, until I recited them verbatim. To their lasting credit, within days the song was pulled from the album.