Watch the Videos: Indecency and the New FCC

April 14, 2005

Frank Rich of The New York Times; Susan Ness, a former FCC commissioner; and Robert Corn-Revere, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, agreed that powerful media companies are not the target of the “decency” sword of Damocles, which some members of Congress will hold over candidates at future confirmation hearings for FCC commissioners. Rather, it is programming such as Frontline and Sesame Street that may well be the collateral damage of a campaign that is “entirely a political issue” geared to appease conservative constituents. “It is a witch hunt,” Rich explained. “When people are successful, they want more blood.”

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