Media Boobs & Boobs
posted by November 24 at 10:51 AMon
The government is violating the First Amendment by embarking on a “radical reinterpretation and expansionâ€ť of its power to punish broadcasters for indecent speech, a federal court was told Wednesday.
Fox, CBS Broadcasting Inc., NBC Universal Inc. and NBC Telemundo License Co. are suing the Federal Communications Commission, challenging the way the agency metes out punishment for airing shows that contain profanity. Fox filed formal arguments in a federal appeals court in New York. Later in the day, CBS and NBC also filed briefs.
Maybe if the cable networks—Fox News especially—hadn’t made such a stink about Janet Jackson’s exposed nipple during the Super Bowl they wouldn’t be fighting the F.C.C. in court. Fox should forward its legal fees to their Axis of Idiots: Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and John Gibson.