<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Why fine CBS?

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Why fine CBS?

The FCC apparently has decided to fine 20 CBS-affiliate TV stations a total of $550,000 in indecency fines for accidentally airing a glimpse of Janet Jackson's right breast during the 2004 Super Bowl. Why just those 20 stations? Because they are a part of Viacom, which also employs radio shock jock Howard Stern, a Bush detractor. And why fine the TV stations, not Justin Timberlake or Janet Jackson? Because, says the FCC, Timberlake fondled the buttocks of British singer Kylie Minogue on a nationally televised awards show in that country last year--an event that, coupled with the racy content of his and Jackson's recordings, "should have given CBS cause for caution."

By that logic, we should fine everyone who votes for George Bush...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41557-2004Sep22.html?referrer=email

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