27 March 2004

Disk jockey cursing causes greater social harm than someone who puts another person's life in danger

That is what our Congress is stating with the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act legislation, already passed in the House, and up for Senate consideration now.
Under the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004, which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month and is likely soon to come up for consideration in the Senate, television and radio stations that broadcast "indecent" material can be subject to fines as high as $500,000 per incident.

Under the nation's worker safety rules, an employer that commits a "serious" violation -- defined as "a violation where there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result and that the employer knew, or should have known, of the hazard" may be fined up to $7,000 per violation. If an employer engages in a "willful" violation of the rules -- meaning "the employer intentionally and knowingly commits" the violation -- it may fined up to $70,000.


You know, Howard Stern used to be on a bunch of Clear Channel stations. Was he a part of the neoconservative conspiracy too?