« Optimal Level of DRM for Music Downloads = 0 |
| Hatch's Hit List #16 - The New York Times »
July 30, 2004
Better Tape Delay the Political Conventions
Drudge is reporting that DNC Convention Director Don Mischer used what the FCC calls "indecent and profane" language and his unfortunate words were (inadvertantly?) broadcast by CNN ('What the F**k Are You Guys Doing Up There?'):
'We need all of them coming down. Go balloons- balloons? What's happening balloons? There's not enough coming down! All balloons, what the hell! There's nothing falling! What the fuck are you guys doing up there? We want more balloons coming down, more balloons. More balloons. More balloons'...
Luckily, CNN is a cable news network and not subject to the FCC's indecency regulations (yet). However, if the language had accidentally been broadcast over the air, wouldn't the FCC have to fine the stations unfortunate enough to have broadcast the profanity? After all, they could have taped delayed the political convention. They should have realized, given numerous precedents, that politicians and associated types are prone to using profane language, just as rock stars are. If you can get into trouble because Bono spontaneously says "fucking brilliant" on an awards show, why is this different? It is more or less an awards show anyway, right? That is what they hire Don Mischer for, isn't it?
Listen to the audio clip: DNC Convention Profanity [MP3].
via Lost Remote
+ TrackBacks (0) | Category: Freedom of Expression
- RELATED ENTRIES
- Kitchen Academy - Course II - Day 23
- Kitchen Academy - Course II - Day 22
- Kitchen Academy - Course II - Day 21
- Kitchen Academy - The Hollywood Cookbook and Guest Chef Michael Montilla - March 18th
- Kitchen Academy - Course II - Day 20
- Kitchen Academy - Course II - Day 19
- Kitchen Academy - Course II - Day 18
- Salsa Verde