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The Right to Decency

glorybea Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 7:42 PM
I didn't take time to read this entire article, but are you kidding me? No one is forcing anyone to display anything in their own homes. People CHOOSE to own and turn on, or off, televisions. Where is individual responsibility in all of this? If you don't want trash broadcasting on your screen, shut it off, or unplug it and throw it away. Why do we need the government telling us what can and can't air?

*Note - Morgan Bennett is a co-author.

The U. S. Supreme Court decision on broadcast indecency in FCC v. Fox Television, Inc. , (June 21, 2012) (“Fox II”), has reignited an important debate: whether TV networks have a right to distribute indecent material into our homes without our consent. The U. S. Congress prohibited such activity and the high Court upheld that prohibition decades ago. To obtain their licenses to broadcast, networks pledge to act in the “public interest,” but for years, they have abandoned that pledge to promote their own morbid interest in indecency.

After Fox, the Federal Communications...