WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.'"
These social conservative assholes will never quit until they turn the entire country into some June Cleaver squeaky-clean, boring society controlled by the Thought Police, will they? Jesus H. Christ! What is their problem?!
"No one wants censorship." HA! What the f*$k do they think they're doing with this proposed legislation? It IS censorship!
And you thought doublethink was found only in George Orwell's book...