Tonight (Veterans' Day), ABC will be airing Saving Private Ryan, unedited, at 8:00 pm. Are they going too far? The FCC sure thinks so. I don't. I think the FCC is unconstitutional. Why? Because it violates the First Amendment, which says people have the right to communicate freely. The airwaves should be free for all Americans to use, regardless of "decency" or "morality" laws. Once upon a time, television and radio were treated as such. But not anymore- television and radio has been usurped by broadcasting corporations, which in turn have come under regulation by the FCC. I applaud ABC's patriotic stand.
they havnt gone too far its the fcc who has gone too far why should they care if people want to watch saving private ryan unedited if people dont want to watch that movie then they dont have to watch it dont make the people who want to watch it suffer because you dont want to see an R rated movie on tv
The FCC is going too far and I think that there needs to be a petition limiting their rights to suing companies. If anything, they should be sued.
The FCC has gone too far by even existing. The FCC is unconstitutional and should be dissolved. Oh, can someone please get this DAMNED Bush/Cheney 2004 thing off my screen name? The election's over, and someone like NiteStryker probably changed it on me.
Cataphract Oh, can someone please get this DAMNED Bush/Cheney 2004 thing off my screen name? The election's over, and someone like NiteStryker probably changed it on me.
You can change it in your User CP.
censorship is there to hide the truth from those who are too "slow" or stupid to understand it.
Thanks SeinfoldRules, even though I strongly disagree with your screen name.
Mihailcensorship is there to hide the truth from those who are too "slow" or stupid to understand it.
No, it is to hide boobs and cussing. We do not censor stuff for being violent or too informative, we censor stuff for having too much cussing or nudeness and things like that. I am all for censoring TV, but some programs deserve to be shown. I can't really understand why they sue millions of bucks off big cable networks. Greedy little bastards.
Censoring is in place to help protect people, however, I do not see how this is going to protect little kids - they should all be in bed by the time it is aired.
I think it is going too far, but I can see why the FCC does exist.
Apparently none of you know what the FCC is. It is there to enforce the Communications Act of 1934 (it was revised in 1996). The FCC is there to "regulate" what is on medias, such as the radio and television. Also here is straight from the FCC website (but it makes sense):
Obscene speech is not protected by the First Amendment and cannot be broadcast at any time. To be obscene, material must meet a three-prong test: (1) an average person, applying contemporary community standards, must find that the material, as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest; (2) the material must depict or describe, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by applicable law; and (3) the material, taken as a whole, must lack serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. See Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973).
Backed up by a court case too.
The FCC also allows Indecent Broadcasts and Profane Broadcasts Restricted to 10 P.M. - 6 A.M., so i guess if SPR is on between those times, it should be alright.
I really dont agree with the FCC, but i guess the government needs them to sheild us from corruption.