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30 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. [i] (2007-2008)

handle is hein.journals/hascom30 and id is 1 raw text is: HASTINGS COMMUNICATIONS
AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW
JOURNAL
CoMM/ENT
Volume 30, Number 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLES
IMUS, INDECENCY, VIOLENCE & VULGARITY: WHY
THE FCC MUST NOT EXPAND ITS AUTHORITY
OVER CONTENT
by Clay Calvert ...................................................................... 1
This article, pivoting on events and controversies that
occurred in 2007, addresses two questions affecting freedom of
expression on the broadcast airwaves: (1) Should the regulatory
power of the Federal Communications Commission be expanded
to include control over racist and sexist language like that used by
radio host Don Imus in his infamous nappy head hos remark?;
and (2) Should the regulatory power of the FCC be expanded, per
its request to Congress, to include control over violent imagery and
storylines on television, including broadcast, cable and satellite
television? This article contends that the answer to both questions
is the same: no. The reasons for answering the two questions in
the negative sweep up a powerful combination of legal factors,
social forces, and economic realities, each of which, when viewed
collectively, militate overwhelmingly against the FCC increasing
its censorial powers. The article analyzes and explores this
mixture of forces.

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