Friday, March 11, 2005

Brent Bozell - Enemy of Freedom of Expression

In 2001 there were 350 complaints filed to the FCC, and by 2003 the number had grown to 240,000 with 99% of those complaints having originated with the Parents Television Council organization which is headed by Brent Bozell.

Bozell is not content to merely voice his discontent with the content of television shows or to simply turn the channel. He wants to be able to decide for you and I what we get to watch, and by inflating the number of complaints filed to the FCC he seems to be getting his way.

Next time you hear a politican citing the public's moral outrage over tv indecency as justification for increased levels of censorship keep in mind that the outrage is an illusion created by one man who wants to be able to define what is acceptable entertainment for the rest of America.

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