Clear Channel to Pay Nearly $2M After Reaching Settlement With Feds Over Indecency - VeggieBoards
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 Old 06-09-2004, 07:57 AM
Joe
Veggie Regular
 
Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 5,660
Clear Channel to Pay Nearly $2M After Reaching Settlement With Feds Over Indecency



http://www.abcnews.go.com/wire/Busin...40609_350.html



Naturally, I am a bit skeptical of this reversal of policy. First, the FCC is all about the "free market" and allowing media consolidation in a few owners. During this era, "anything goes" and indecency fines are a slap on the wrist. Then, Janet Jackson's boob ushers in a seeming reversal of policy. We have all kinds of fines now. Some DJs are fired. But the media consolidation remains, and we are not supposed to notice that.



I also have to wonder about an FCC that is "settling" complaints it hasn't even reviewed.
Joe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 06-09-2004, 08:29 AM
Veggie Regular
 
Dr. Schmeebis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,360
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe View Post

Clear Channel to Pay Nearly $2M After Reaching Settlement With Feds Over Indecency



http://www.abcnews.go.com/wire/Busin...40609_350.html



Naturally, I am a bit skeptical of this reversal of policy. First, the FCC is all about the "free market" and allowing media consolidation in a few owners. During this era, "anything goes" and indecency fines are a slap on the wrist. Then, Janet Jackson's boob ushers in a seeming reversal of policy. We have all kinds of fines now. Some DJs are fired. But the media consolidation remains, and we are not supposed to notice that.



I also have to wonder about an FCC that is "settling" complaints it hasn't even reviewed.



To me, this is the age-old contradiction of conservatism- "We want less laws, yet we want to enact laws regarding decency/marriage/lifestyle, etc."



If the Free Market is so untouchable, maybe conservative lawmakers need to use our personal lives and "decency" as an outlet for their lawmaking urges. I really don't understand this ethos; maybe that is why some conservatives associate with the Libertarian party instead of the Republican one?



I think it comes down to religion, again. To many conservatives, laws in general are bad, unless they promote the ideals of conservative Christianity. Which is odd, since the Free Will Covenant should in theory allow each individual to make their "Christian" choices, rather than having an outside entity (the government) make choices for them. I don't think a government can force people to save their own souls; that seems to cheapen the idea of "earning" Heaven.



That's my quasi-answer / rant.
Dr. Schmeebis is offline  
#3 Old 06-09-2004, 08:40 AM
Veggie Regular
 
Christy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,414
I lost my favorite morning radio show due to all this crap. Well, sort of.
Christy is offline  
#4 Old 06-15-2004, 05:26 AM
Veggie Regular
 
bizarro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,688
oh oprah is beloved and HOWARD STERN is like a bolt of lightning!?! you know that one of the first things the nazi party did was take over the air waves...



im an everyday listener of the stern show, its still on here. and they still play lou reed on the classic rock channel too!



the only positive thing i can see coming from all this is if stern is taken off the air and goes to sattelite radio then at least sattelite radio will become popular.

“There is a distinct difference between having an open mind and having a hole in your head from which your brain leaks out."-James Randi

bizarro is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VeggieBoards forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off