For John, BLUF: So much for Free Speech. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the pages of The Washington Post we have an item on FCC regulation of broadcasting stations. The story is about the FCC wanting to ban the use of the Football Team name "Redskins" (or Skins to those of us who have cheered them on in the past).♠ But this is the most disturbing part:
Washington insiders know that the FCC often regulates by a “raised eyebrow”; publicly telegraphing its concerns, and counting on broadcasters — fearful of delays or even failure to renew licenses — to take appropriate steps without the need for formal agency action.Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ If they want something to complain about as insulting, what about US (as in United States) Route 1, passing through Virginia being named after that traitor,♥ Robert E Lee? Some State Route would still be offensive to me, but not as offensive as this current naming. You don't have to had family here 1,000 years ago to be offended by something.
♥ Yes, I grant you that some see him as a Virginia Patriot, but he turned his back on the United States, on the Union.