From the Post
Federal regulators, concerned about the effect of television violence on children, will recommend that Congress enact legislation to give the government unprecedented powers to curb violence in entertainment programming, according to government and TV industry sources.
The Federal Communications Commission has concluded that regulating TV violence is in the public interest, particularly during times when children are likely to be viewers -- typically between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., FCC sources say.
The report -- commissioned by members of Congress in 2004 and based on hundreds of comments from parents, industry officials, academic experts and others -- concludes that Congress has the authority to regulate "excessive violence" and to extend its reach for the first time into basic-cable TV channels that consumers pay to receive.
I have a better idea. Disband most of the powers of the FCC, limiting them to regulating signal interference. We have remotes. We have V chips. We have plugs. Let's use them. The last thing I want to see is government once again going after the Ultimate Fighter and 24.
One other thing, what's next. "Offensive Speech?" We're now seeing government pushing to stick his fat head into cable. These censorship goons are no different than the gun grabbers.