The FCC's Profanity Problem
The FCC's infamous profanity ban has been struck down by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The L.A. Times welcomes the ruling as an important shift in priorities. "Rather than trying to justify such a highly subjective regulatory scheme, the Federal Communication Commission should return to the restrained approach it took in previous decades. Broadcast networks are no longer dominant, inescapable media voices. Besides, the FCC can't shield children from inappropriate programs...Happily, parents now have better tools for blocking programs they don't want their children to see. The FCC would be better off promoting those tools than trying to micromanage what's said on the airwaves."