Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Fuck your censorship

Court rebuffs FCC on fine for indecency. Ok this is kinda minor because its not free speech, its broadcasting. The court said that if a person says a vulgar word in a non-vulgar context then the FCC can't fine them. Its funny that the defense said well if Bush can swear to Tony Blair, and Cheney can tell Leahy to go fuck himself on the senate floor no less then why can't Bono blur out a four letter words when he wins a gloden globe. The court would have been correct to say that U2 sucks and doesn't deserve the award and so his outburst is irrelevant but instead agreed with the industry. Basically this is a pretty weak case about major corporations getting fined and therefore I'm not terribly concerned although I'm always interested in the first amendment rights. The fact that the used the Pres and VP's potty mouths as examples is funny but here was my favorite part of the article.
“I completely disagree with the court’s ruling and am disappointed for American families,” he said. “The court says the commission is ‘divorced from reality.’ It is the New York court, not the commission, that is divorced from reality.”
Ah yes the famous, "no you're stupid" defense I haven't seen this classic used since the Smith v. Brown argument of 4th grade at which time it was deemed juvenile. Seriously read that, I'm not divorced from reality you are, in so many words. I mean this is a member of the FCC commission in question, that should tell you something about the folks running the FCC.

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