Sunday, July 30, 2006
Fuck The FCC Again
It looks like the television networks will be the ones to lead the fight against the FCC that terrestrial radio copped out on. CBS has filed with a federal Appeals Court to set aside the $550,000 fine levied against them by the feds for Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction." The network is arguing the fine is "unconstitutional, contrary to the Communications Act and FCC rules, and generally arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law." Nobody in radio would go to bat for Howard Stern when he was fined by the Gestapo, so maybe now TV will be the savior of free speech. I predict CBS and other broadcast concerns will win their cases and the airwaves will be opened up with no language or nudity restrictions. It will be up to you to protect your children and change the channel if you don't like it. That's the way it should be in a free country.