just procrastinating

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Regulating Cable
Mickey Kaus makes a good point here:
The Coming Culture War Over Gay TV: Put two facts together:

1) The FCC is coming under pressure to regulate cable TV for decency. President Bush at least temporarily seemed to endorse the idea and the new chairman of the FCC seems to be heading in that direction.

2) Viacom plans to launch Logo, a gay-oriented basic cable channel at the end of June;

Don't they yield a third likely fact:

3) We're in for a huge culture-war battle this summer over whether to regulate Logo (and other gay networks), with cultural conservatives making it a Schiavo-like cause. ...
Adding fuel to this fire, some of the channel line ups are replacing CMT (Country Music TV) with Logo. Probably not the smartest thing to do.

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