Thursday, July 13, 2006

FCC Takes on the Free Press

It's a move that seems custom made to chill a free press -- and hack off NASCAR fans. The FCC appears to be targeting live sports coverage in its anti-obscenity crusade.

"It looks like they want to end live broadcast TV," said one executive, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity. "We already know that they aren't afraid to go after news." -- Reuters

Network execs say they've turned over around 30 tapes of live sporting events -- football games and NASCAR races -- where crowds were caught cussing. (Reuters)

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