Who's Posting "Indecent" Material On the Net? Why, It's the FCC...
October 7, 2005 at 12:11 PM (PT)
The FCC has unveiled a new website that is aimed at "educating" the public about indecency on the airwaves. The site includes instructions on how to file complaints and the Commission's procedures to handle the complaints, plus statistics and an FAQ. The new site is at www.fcc.gov/eb/oip/Welcome.html, and, interestingly enough, the press release lists PENNY NANCE, the conservative indecency critic and former board member of CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA, as the media contact for the site.
Even more interestingly, the site includes the uncensored text of all the programming subjected to indecency fines over the years, meaning that the FCC is responsible for widely disseminating on the Internet the same material for which it has fined radio stations. The site carries no warning notices that it contains explicit or indecent material.