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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Big Babies

Apparently, it's March 2, 2005.

But don't worry: the Thought Police are coming to the rescue.

From the AP:

"Senator wants cable, satellite TV subject to indecency rules - Key GOP senator says he would push for such legislation"

Not this again...
WASHINGTON - Indecency guidelines that over-the-air broadcasters must follow should be extended to cover cable and satellite broadcasters, congressional Republicans who are influential on telecommunications issues said yesterday.

Most viewers do not differentiate between traditional TV and cable, so they do not know when they might be exposed to objectionable programming, Sen. TED STEVENS, R-Alaska, the head of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, told the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington.

"In this country, there has to be some standards of decency," said Stevens, who said he would push for such legislation.
Translation: "Me hates 'Queer Eye!' Gollum, Gollum!"
Rep. Joe Barton, R-TEXAS, the head of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, supported the idea of indecency guidelines for cable and satellite and said he would consult with Stevens on possible legislation.
Where do they get these people?

"From Texas."

Right.
Last year, FCC Chairman Michael Powell told the broadcasters group that he did not "generally support the extension of content rules to cable and satellite UNLESS Congress supports a statement asking us to do so."
And the people who control Congress are --

"From Texas."

Right.

Conservatives really love "small government," don't they?

More later...

(Actually, I'd support legislation that would regulate the number of times that Nick, Jessica and Paris could appear on cable. But that's about it.)

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