Congressional Republicans are jumping on the “Save the Airwaves” bandwagon, vowing to extend the FCC’s indecency regulations to cable networks.
Said Senator Ted Stevens, “We put restrictions on the over-the-air signals,” Stevens said after his address to the National Association of Broadcasters, according to news reports confirmed by his staff. “I think we can put restrictions on cable itself. At least I intend to do my best to push that.”
Networks, in turn, are frantically waving a Supreme Court ruling from 2000 that found Congress guilty of First Amendment violations for trying to protect tots from the Playboy Channel.
Here comes the next battle.
GOP pols target indecency on cable TV , Chicago Sun Tims.
Senator Bids to Extend Indecency Rules to Cable, Washington Post