Violators of federal broadcast decency standards should face criminal prosecution, U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner said on Monday.I found F. Jim's politicizing of Terri Schiavo indecent. Can I make a citizen's arrest here?
"People who are in flagrant disregard should face a criminal process rather than a regulatory process,'' the Wisconsin Republican said at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association annual convention. [. . .]
He said it was "far better'' for consumers to press a button on their remote control to lock out programs or channels than for the government to set the standard.
But he admitted that if Congress put it up for a vote soon while the controversy was hot, there was a good chance they would approve expanding decency standards.
Monday, April 04, 2005
Say A Swear, Go To Jail
So says F. Jim, who wants to tighten indecency standards. See this piece from Reuters: