Tag: First Amendment

FCC to Ban Announcers from Saying “Redskins?” Have They Thought This Through? (NSFW)

Doesn’t the F.C.C. or Federal Communication Commission have something better to do like attempt to save the dying AM radio band? Good grief.  The late comic George Carlin is rolling in his grave.  Remember his “7 Dirty Words You Can’t Say on TV?”  That case went to the U.S. Supreme Court. The F.C.C. is now…

The First Amendment & Hate Speech

It was a Saturday morning a number of years ago and the radio station I programmed, WTVN in Columbus, had this talk show called “Saturday Morning Open Phones.”  Basically, conspiracy nuts called up to spew their seditious opinions to a disinterested host.  One weekend a caller suggested President Clinton should take a head shot.  Within…