FCC’s Powell Has First Amendment Duties Backward

FCC chairman Michael Powell’s recent illogical and contradictory pronouncements on the “indecency” battles he’s overseeing are indefensible. “Powell has got his responsibilities under the First Amendment backwards. Over tremendous public protest, he foisted upon the American public an excessively-concentrated media that restricts free expression. Then, when that excessively-concentrated media inevitably produces indecent material, he censors it. The public loses both ways.”