from nytimes.com :
Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross, "Desperate Housewives"
olitical correctness has left the building.
And like schoolchildren who throw spitballs as soon as the teacher's back is turned, television executives have giddily reverted to the sexism and racism that brought the humor police down on the networks in the first place.
The backlash is most obvious on "Desperate Housewives" and "Boston Legal," ABC's heralded new dramatic comedies (dramedies, in Burbank parlance). Both begin on Sunday, and together they cast a retro glow on women at home and in the workplace -- and take a few elbow-jabs at blacks along the way.