Supreme Court hears profanity on TV case
By Oregon Faith News Note:
The United States Supreme Court heard arguments in a case involving the FCC rules governing profanity and nudity on the airwaves. The Obama administration is defending the FCC and the nation’s broadcasters are taking the side of free speech.
Chief Justice John Roberts,said,“What the government is asking for, is a few channels where you can say, ‘I’m not going to-they are not going to hear the S -word, the F -word.’”
Justice Elena Kagan said, “the way this policy seems to work, it’s like nobody can use dirty words or nudity except for Steven Spielberg.”
Justice Samuel Alito, said that broadcast TV will soon go the way of “vinyl records and 8-track tapes.”
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