You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
If I understand correctly its trying to crackdown on the intentional and more and more common practice of beeping like the first 3 letters in a swear word on public* airwaves.
I don't have much problem with that since there are plenty of private avenues if you wish to listen to people swearing constantly.
Now if its being used by some as an outlet to go after "right wing talk radio"(aka as the successful talk radio)as part of that political effort being pushed by those who favor the people who couldn't gain similar audiences. Than that is a problem.
99.8% Of FCC Indecency Complaints Filed By Parents Television Council : Diggers RealmAccording to a new FCC estimate obtained by Mediaweek, nearly all indecency complaints in 2003ó99.8 percentówere filed by the Parents Television Council, an activist group.
An organization that is that incompetent to act on what is essentially spam from a few people when no one else said anything needs to either be restructured from top to bottom or eliminated.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
More stupid regulations. The solution is simple, don't tune in or don't turn your TV on.
The networks have a rating system in place, you can decide what you want or don't want to watch based on the ratings.
Pain can be such a beautiful thing
This is yet another situation where the government tries to play mommy and daddy instead of letting parents take responsibility for their own children. I wonder if Obama's Administration will fight or at least speak out against this crap. I certainly wouldn't hold my breath.
To all the other Libertarians and whacked out Liberals on the forum; the FCC regulates the airwaves and licenses radio and TV broadcast transmissions to maintain order.
Imagine what it would be like if you have NO regulations; pirate programs would interfere with regular programming and the resulting mess and conflicts of airwaves would represent anarchy.
They also regulate communication channels critical for air traffic, emergency channels and ocean navigation.
If you want your porn and cuss words, no one is stopping you; that is why there are satellite programs and cable. The public airwaves are no place for that.
I suggest that you inform yourselves what it is that is provided before you all go on your typical anti-Government/Anti-Conservative rants.
About the Federal Communications Commission
Do you have any comprehension how sound waves are transmitted?
They require one to broadcast at a specified frequency; that would be the little tuner on your radio set.
If no one regulated who can use that frequency, the airwaves would be filled with nothing much better than interference.
Perhaps you should do a google search on broadcast transmissions and how they get transmitted through the air.
[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_broadcasting]Radio broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
But on the issue of PUBLIC airwaves, yes they most certainly do require censoring to protect minors who can tune into the programs. You see, it is not just about what YOU think, it happens to be PUBLIC and many in the PUBLIC find foul language and porn to be offensive.
If you don't, that is fine and dandy, but last time I looked, the FCC didn't come to dclxvinoise and say they were going to gear their regulations to satisfy your personal tatses.
Last edited by Truth Detector; 04-29-09 at 03:26 PM.