Broadcasters Decry “Obscenity” Laws Chilling Effect

American broadcasters say the anti-“obscenity” laws now on the books have a chilling effect. Case in point – a documentary on 9/11 that contains swearing. “So far, about a dozen CBS affiliates have indicated they won’t show the documentary, another dozen say they will delay it until later at night and two dozen others are considering what to do… The announcement came as the Tupelo, Miss.-based American Family Association readied its 3 million members to flood the FCC and CBS with complaints after the documentary airs.”

Source: Yahoo! (AP) - 09/04/06