Thursday, November 10, 2005

The FCC - A Negligent Nanny?

First off, any time it is appropriate to describe a governmental agency with the word "nanny," my libertarian instincts kick in.

Secondly, when that "Nanny" is the FCC and is charged with deciding what speech to limit, and by what process, I'm more than happy to read of their ineffectiveness and incompetence.

Here's a cheap, simple, non-bureaucratic solution - if you don't like what's coming over the airways - CHANGE THE FREAKING CHANNEL.

3 Comments:

Blogger LargeBill said...

This plays into you other post about Stevens and government waste. FCC could cease to exist tomorrow and none of us would care. How much money is wasted on the FCC? If people don't like what a channel is showing they can, as you say, change the channel. However, I do think stations on their own should limit the offensive stuff in the "family time" hours. Are the writers incapable of being funny without sexual innuendo? But in the end it is up to parents to limit/control what their children are exposed to not NBC or the government.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Call Me Jack said...

Agreed, LB. Isn't it funny how much you ("Conservative Republican") and I (progressive/libertarian/whatever) tend to agree on things?

So much for the "great divide" we hear about.

11:59 AM  
Blogger LargeBill said...

That "divide" you speak of is somewhat created by the excessive rhetoric from some attempting to paint any disagreement as "extreme." There are some who refuse to accept that the other side could have any valid points to make. Personally, I think a large part of that is caused by the money. To get the money for campaigns politicians tend to cater to what those with the money want to hear. And I'm not the one with the money.

3:02 PM  

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