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Friday, April 30, 2004

The FCC, the First Amendment, and Howard Stern by Jeff Jarvis


F*cked by the F*CC:
And there's the real question: If the government is going to regulate speech, where's the line and who's going to draw it? Is it at the least-common-denominator that makes all media safe for 5-year-olds? Is it at the church door that makes all media safe for church ladies? Is it at my car door so I can still listen to Stern? Is the line going to be drawn just on broadcast or will it extend to cable and satellite--and the Internet? Will the censored be just shock jocks--or newsmakers or bloggers?
He said church lady. Ha Ha.

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