5.2.07

FCC hears wrath of Senate Dems

shalom from "jew" "girl"... this is my first post on the digital press club. I am so overjoyed about being invited. thank you for having me.
this is cross-posted at all the way from oy to vey.

this morning in the hollywood reporter, fcc hears wrath of senate dems. sure, the dems have control of congress, but is freedom of speech safe? oy, the ahj.

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats on Thursday pressured the five FCC commissioners to set programming requirements for broadcasters as part of the industry's mandate to operate in the public interest.

In the FCC's first appearance before the Senate Commerce Committee since the Democrats took control of Congress, the lawmakers weren't shy about voicing their objections to what appears on TV.

Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., called television a menu filled with "junk, sex and scandals." Rockefeller and other Democrats -- most notably Sens. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey -- complained that the FCC was abdicating its obligation to police the airwaves."

I think TV is in the worst state it's ever been in," Rockefeller said. "I'm convinced the FCC has abandoned its core responsibility." fcc hears wrath of senate dems cont...

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2 Comments:

Blogger DCup said...

Thanks for addressing this, Katie. I'm so annoyed that with all the other things that need immediate attention, that the Dems are fiddling around with cultural issues like this. Smells like pandering to the Christian right to me.

Stinky.

February 5, 2007 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger SaM-GiRL said...

Hi, had a look at your blog, good stuff.

February 6, 2007 at 3:25 AM  

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