The FCC’s incomprehensible ban on broadcast indecency

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January 11, 2012
by Jacob Sullum  
Posted in Commentary

"My daughters, who range in age from 5 to 18, watch TV programs and movies on DVDs, on smart phones, streaming from Netflix through our Wii, on video websites, on our DVR, and on demand from AT&T U-verse. They do not know or care what 'broadcast television' is, and they certainly do not perceive a categorical distinction between 'over-the-air' channels and the rest. But the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) does, imposing a form of censorship on broadcast TV that would be clearly unconstitutional in any other context—for the children, of course." (01/11/12)  

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