• Broadcast Decency

    Lies Broadcasters Tell

    by  • June 25, 2013 • Broadcast Decency • 2 Comments

    In their effort to push the Federal Communications Commission into abandoning enforcement of broadcast decency laws, the broadcast networks must have had their spin-doctors working overtime on their public statements. Here’s a roundup of the various questionable claims the networks – who are using the people’s airwaves free of charge – told the government.

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    FCC Knuckles Under to Entertainment Industry – AGAIN!

    by  • May 14, 2013 • Broadcast Decency • 0 Comments

    Last month, the FCC asked for public comments on its new policy of taking action only against “egregious” violations of broadcast decency law. The deadline was May 20th. Though nearly 100,000 Americans filed comments demanding the agency enforce current standards, the FCC has extended the deadline – because the entertainment industry told them to. 

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    Who Sets the Standard?

    by  • May 9, 2013 • Broadcast Decency • 0 Comments


    The outgoing chairman of the FCC wants to change the rules on what kind of content can be subject to enforcement action by the commission.

    Under current standards, any content that fits the legal definition of “indecent,” i.e. “language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive...

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

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


    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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    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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    PTC Responds to Announced Departure of FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell

    by  • March 20, 2013 • Broadcast Decency • 0 Comments

    LOS ANGELES (March 20, 2013) – In response to the announced departure of Commissioner Robert McDowell from the Federal Communications Commission, Parents Television Council president Tim Winter has issued the following statement:

    “We commend Commissioner McDowell for his service to the FCC for the past six years. His voice and expertise have been invaluable on a...

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