Fear of U.S. regulators drives self-censorship

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 05/14/2004 - 15:12

Jacques Steinberg makes a connection between corporations intent on staying in the good graces of a U.S. Federal Communications Commission. saying they have little choice but to practice a form of self-censorship, the FCC and Congress have put them on notice that even the unintentional broadcast of something that could be considered indecent or obscene could result in stiffer fines or even the revocation of their licenses. Shows from Rush Limbaugh, to PBS are being affected. The Real Price of Censorship says The problem with trying to regulate speech is that once started there's no place to stop. One More Article on a $3 Million lawsuit between a D.J. and Citizens for Community Values of Illinois.