Some In Congress Want To “Clean Up” TV

Sensing a good political issue, some in Congress are jockeying to further regulate what can be shown on television. “Senate Commerce Committee chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., led the charge, saying he is so offended by what he sees that he backs regulating cable and satellite TV programming.” Critics say “the FCC commissioners have used their free-floating indecency standard to censor counter-cultural ideas, sexual discussions and language that reflects a sensibility different from their own. Yet the FCC’s censorship power would immediately be recognized as unconstitutional if the medium weren’t broadcasting.”