SpeakSpeak News


Bozell Bangs Same Ol’ Drum

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 03/25/2005 @ 10:59 pm

In a typical display of horn-tooting, Brent Bozell wants everyone to know that the so-called indecency wars are the subject of Time Magazine’s current issue. (He’d also like you to know that they took his picture, but he’s less forthcoming about that part of it.)

In TownHall.com, the Morality Maven picks his favorite poll numbers and makes the case that most Americans are in favor of government control of television content.

Make up your own mind. Read what Bozell has to say.

SpeakSpeak in WaPo

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 03/25/2005 @ 10:37 pm

SpeakSpeak gets a mention in a Washington Post article regarding a bill by Bernie Sanders (D-VT) that would prohibit FCC regulation of cable and satellite content.

Anti-Indecency Forces Opposed

Indecency to Make Govt $10m Richer

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 03/25/2005 @ 2:20 pm

Buzzmachine reports that the Congressional Budget Office estimates $10 million in revenue from indecency fines between 2006-2015.

Sounds great! That averages to $1 million a year (or 2 fines, if penalties increase to $500,000 per incident). The total for 2004 alone was over $7 million.


Parents Debate “Lords of Discipline” in NJ

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 03/25/2005 @ 10:35 am

Some New Jersey parents are fighting to ban Pat Conroy’s “Lords of Discipline” from school reading lists. The language, they say, is unacceptable. (The “Lords of Discipline” tells the story of the lives of cadets at South Carolina’s upright military academy, the Citadel.)

Flash back to PBS sanitizing the potty-mouths of soldiers in Iraq….

From NorthJersey.com.

Reverend Al Testifies!

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 03/25/2005 @ 10:28 am

The right reverend Al Sharpton has met with FCC commissioners to discuss violence in rap music. Sharpton has proposed that rap artists involved in violent conflicts be banned from the airwaves for 90 days. He’s also asked the FCC to provide a disincentive for radio stations suspected of inciting violence.

From BET.com.

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