Broadcasters Sue FCC Over Fines


Just as Howard Beale screamed in the 1976 movie, Network, so too are network execs, today, screaming "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore" in reaction to the FCC's piling on the final straw that broke the camel's back. After the FCC levied $3 million in fines last month for various indiscretions including a sexually charged Without A Trace scene, ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX have banded together to sue the FCC claiming, "The FCC rulings underscore the inherent problem of government involvement in deciding what viewers should and shouldn't see on television." Broadcasters claim those concerned about television content have plenty of means at their disposal to block content they individually deem inappropriate and the government need not involve itself as it does.

by Steve Hall    Apr-17-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Policy, Television   

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Halle-freaking-luja. I really hope this actually goes somewhere. I'm so tired of the prudish, PC shit that goes on in the media. It's time for all the crusaders to lock themselves into a dark basement in Missouri, where they won't have to hear/see the evil entertainment I love so much.

Here's to titties on TV.

Posted by: Pat Smith on April 17, 2006 4:03 PM

Abso-freaking-lutely! Sue its crack off. Time to fight "money with money". Turn the channel, block the channel, tape it for later viewing, DVR it or plain don't watch. But FCC, don't sit there and say that your standard of decency is better than mine or anyone elses, and certainly don't take money out of anyone's pocket because you really don't speak for the people. If you did, TV and radio would be much more funnier and interesting to watch and listen to.

Posted by: John on April 18, 2006 10:58 AM

The government sucks.

Posted by: suckitfcc on April 18, 2006 5:52 PM