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06-15-2004 05:26 AM
bizarro 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.
06-09-2004 08:40 AM
Christy I lost my favorite morning radio show due to all this crap. Well, sort of.
06-09-2004 08:29 AM
Dr. Schmeebis
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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.
06-09-2004 07:57 AM
Joe 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.

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