This just sends me through the damned roof:
Two top U.S. Republican lawmakers on Tuesday said they want to apply broadcast decency standards to cable television and satellite television and radio to protect children from explicit content.
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens said he would push legislation this year to accomplish that goal and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton said he would back it if it does not violate free speech rights.
“Cable is a much greater violator in the indecency area,” Stevens, from Alaska, told the National Association of Broadcasters, which represents hundreds of local television and radio affiliates. “I think we have the same power to deal with cable as over-the-air” broadcasters.
“There has to be some standard of decency,” he said, but noted that “no one wants censorship.”
No one but you, you pompous windbag. You don’t like what is on cable television? Don’t fucking pay for the service. And if you absolutely must buy it, even though yuo hate it, there is another layer of protection for you. It looks like this:
It is called a remote control, you loudmouth luddite busybodiy, and it will help you turn the channel form those awful shows that offend you to Lawrence Welk re-runs. You can buy one here.
A quick warning though, Sen. Stevens- a remote control can be hard to use when you have your thumb up your ass.
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Jeff Jarvis has a similar censorship device. HEY-I THOUGHT OF IT FIRST!!!! Heh.
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What a MAROON!