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Headlines Howard Stern to Be Fined, May Quit

fasteddie

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FUCK the FCC is all I gotta say. Free speech, you damn mofos! Man, if they start regulating the Internet, that's when I will quit. What the FUCK happened to free speech?
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NEW YORK -- Amid a widening and increasingly politicized campaign to clean up the nation's airwaves, regulators are proposing fines against many of the nation's major radio companies for carrying well-known "shock jocks," Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites) officials told The Wall Street Journal.

About a dozen cases are being finalized, these officials said, and one target is Howard Stern, one of the nation's most popular and controversial radio hosts. The FCC (news - web sites) is deciding on penalties against his employer, Viacom Inc. (NYSE:VIA - News)'s Infinity Broadcasting. Also facing further scrutiny are Emmis Communications Inc. and Clear Channel Communications Inc. (NYSE:CCU - News) , the nation's largest radio owner, which last week took Mr. Stern's show off six of its radio stations and fired a controversial -- and oft-fined -- Tampa, Fla., radio host, Todd Clem, known as "Bubba the Love Sponge."

Bowing to public pressure, the agency also plans to reverse its earlier finding that singer Bono's use of a vulgarity on live television during the 2003 Golden Globes broadcast wasn't indecent, possibly as soon as next week, officials said. However, it won't impose what could have been a multimillion- dollar fine against General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE - News)'s NBC network, which carried the event, or its affiliates.

The flurry of new cases is the latest sign of a sweeping federal crackdown on controversial content beamed over television and radio airwaves. Congress has held a spate of hearings in the last two months to decry what some legislators call a "race to the bottom" by broadcasters. While a move to act against questionable material had been under way before, it was ignited by this year's Super Bowl broadcast, in which entertainer Janet Jackson's breast was exposed during the halftime show to the embarrassment of broadcaster CBS, a Viacom unit, its affiliates and the FCC.

Feeding the push is an increasingly charged, and polarized, political atmosphere in which cultural issues such as obscenity and gay marriage have become hot topics as the general election campaign heats up. Lawmakers of both parties have been implicitly and in some cases openly threatening legislative action if regulators don't step up their enforcement of existing decency standards.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=sto...0305/bs_dowjones/200403050405000148&printer=1
 

Crocto

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that's happened to him like every other day for about 15 years. i doubt he'll retire.
 

BUSHITLER2

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One Can Only Hope! Make Way For Some Real Liberals....i Mean Discipels Of Limbuagh......yah
 
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lol

"FUCK the FCC is all I gotta say. Free speech, you damn mofos! Man, if they start regulating the Internet, that's when I will quit. What the FUCK happened to free speech?"

no, not fuck the FCC - fuck you. The FCC is there to make sure we don't expose little children to filth. Maybe in your current state of prepubescence you might wish there were more titties and asscrack jokes on TV, however I would recommend just rewatching your assinine Beavis and Butthead reruns instead of trying to change an informed policy decision.
 

fasteddie

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hahah no fuck you denigrated. you know what kinda lame shit is on TV during the day? and beavis and butthead suck, just like you!
 

BRiT

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denigrated said:
no, not fuck the FCC - fuck you. The FCC is there to make sure we don't expose little children to filth.
You Sir, are wrong! Parents are there to make sure we don't expose children to filth. If that is not the job of the parents, then what good are they? The Radio and TV should not and never were meant to be used a means of cheap babysitter replacements.
 

BUSHITLER2

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BEAVIS AND BUTT HEAD was good wholesom family fun lol beavis said "fire"
and the stink was horrindus, meanwhile every other channel had real people showing how to destroy buildings. The FCC is biased you can show al sorts of lude acts including the fondeling of OTHER ANIMALS PENIS'ES in a jar, a hand up the anis of a cow, men topless, severed heads and a multitude of fake violence as well. Janet should be in trouble with tagliavue and CBS but everyone else should butt the hell out, because there is alot of obsene shit on TV, like nelly grabbing his dick just before hand and no-one cared. If janet would have been singing with toby keith and aerosmith on the war friendly set, no one would have cared either. fuck stern. I hope robyn gets her own show!

the fcc is headed by secretary of state collin powels son, and you can bet just which way the bias flows.
 

fasteddie

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yes, if they start censoring the radio and TV, the internet is not far behind. It's pretty simple, if you don't like it, don't listen to it. And teach your children to learn what is good and bad.

The first amendment made this country what it is. Go try saying the government sucks in like communist China and see what happens. Hell, you can even go to jail for even having different religious beliefs.
 
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fasteddie said:
yes, if they start censoring the radio and TV, the internet is not far behind. It's pretty simple, if you don't like it, don't listen to it. And teach your children to learn what is good and bad.

The first amendment made this country what it is. Go try saying the government sucks in like communist China and see what happens. Hell, you can even go to jail for even having different religious beliefs.

no you go to jail for having a religious belief
 
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hmmm...

I kinda liked his show, especially that one episode with Anna Nicole Smith on cocaine. Oh well, too bad... :)
 

otepsoul

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† no you go to jail for having a religious belief † i highly doubt u will it takes 145 ppl to make a cult,every religon is a cult.
 

STFUfool

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Shut your faces

I hate you and everyone in this world, so please die. I think censorship is a bunch of christian bullshit designed to keep the minority's moral stance applied to the masses even though the majority doesnt want it. Speed limits i understand due to safety, but children will all grow up one day and it is the parent's job to keep them out of the dirty shit. There needs to be channels for adults that arent just porno, like a regular tv show that will show total nudity and allow all words to be used but that station that shows it has to be requested. That is how restriction should work, not prevention of anyone from having fun. As for all of you old people, grow up, if its the young generation that wants it then roll the fuck over and quit hogging all the power. You are useless to this society now, you had your time. Instead of fining howards stern, just change the frequency of a few radio stations to something that only special "adult" radios will pick up. Yeah you can get in serious shit in China for disagreeing with the government, but we arent in china, and no one says china is good. Living in china must suck ass just like you do. So just shut your pie holes you goody-goody censorship freaks. No one likes you, you have some sort of psychological complex where you have to impose your beleifs on others, so please just stfu and die. You are the whiners of soceity and deserve to be beaten to death with a hammer.
 

GottaHurt

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STFUfool said:
I hate you and everyone in this world, so please die. I think censorship is a bunch of christian bullshit designed to keep the minority's moral stance applied to the masses even though the majority doesnt want it.
You might want to rethink your custom text there Almighty God.
Until then, Shut the fuck up, fool.
 

Broken

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STFUfool said:
I hate you and everyone in this world, so please die. I think censorship is a bunch of christian bullshit designed to keep the minority's moral stance applied to the masses even though the majority doesnt want it. Speed limits i understand due to safety, but children will all grow up one day and it is the parent's job to keep them out of the dirty shit. There needs to be channels for adults that arent just porno, like a regular tv show that will show total nudity and allow all words to be used but that station that shows it has to be requested. That is how restriction should work, not prevention of anyone from having fun. As for all of you old people, grow up, if its the young generation that wants it then roll the fuck over and quit hogging all the power. You are useless to this society now, you had your time. Instead of fining howards stern, just change the frequency of a few radio stations to something that only special "adult" radios will pick up. Yeah you can get in serious shit in China for disagreeing with the government, but we arent in china, and no one says china is good. Living in china must suck ass just like you do. So just shut your pie holes you goody-goody censorship freaks. No one likes you, you have some sort of psychological complex where you have to impose your beleifs on others, so please just stfu and die. You are the whiners of soceity and deserve to be beaten to death with a hammer.
Ahh.. Just woke up huh? That's what I love to see a man behind his time.