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:
Violators of federal broadcast decency standards should face criminal prosecution, U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner said on Monday.

"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.
I found F. Jim's politicizing of Terri Schiavo indecent. Can I make a citizen's arrest here?

1 comment:

hawaiiboy2004 said...

Does Dick Cheney's attack on Senator Patrick Leahy telling him to "go F**K Yourself", on the Senate Floor count? It WAS covered by a number of news channels. Would they then fine the stations covering it, or the person uttering the comments?