• Archive for April, 2013

    Hollywood’s Hypocrisy on Censorship

    by  • April 12, 2013 • Violence • 0 Comments

    In the wake of horrific massacres like those in Newtown and Aurora, Hollywood continues to claim that what people see in entertainment has no influence on their behavior. (This, in spite of the fact that the entire purpose of showing commercials on television is to influence viewer behavior.)

    In fact, Hollywood is absolutely adamant that...

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    When Did the FCC Become a Lobbying Arm of the Entertainment Industry?

    by  • April 10, 2013 • Broadcast Decency • 0 Comments

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    With just weeks left to his tenure as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski quietly announced a rules change that would have the FCC only pursue the most egregious indecency complaints from the public. Expletives, non-sexual nudity, and other content most parents would probably not wish their children to be exposed to...

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    Cable TV’s Death By A Thousand Cuts

    by  • April 8, 2013 • Cable Choice • 0 Comments

    The cable industry for the last few years has been trying desperately, if unconvincingly, to assert that claims of its death have been greatly exaggerated. It’s hard to ignore the fact that more than 80% of Americans are still paying for cable subscriptions. But equally hard to ignore is the fact that each year...

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    The FCC: Tool of Those It’s Supposed to Regulate?

    by  • April 3, 2013 • Broadcast Decency • 0 Comments

    On April 1st, the Federal Communications Commission – the agency charged since 1927 with enforcing the requirement that broadcasters operate “in the public interest” — announced its preference henceforth to ignore the concerns of millions of American citizens, in favor of those of the entertainment cartel.

    Regrettably, this was not an April Fool’s joke.

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