censorship in radio

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Tim Hoskins 1 5/13/2009 Censorship on Media Censorship by the FCC on media in the United States is too stringent and  because of recent cases there is a need for change.  The media “may be ushering in a revolution in censorship policy and First Amendment law”(CATO Para. 12) since  Howard Stern, Don Imus, Michael Richards, and many other media figures have  spoken out recently; the subject of censorship on media has become a heated  wrangle. Some dispute that material discussed by these celebrities is unnecessary  and profane, but many will agree that it is essential for the “truth” to be spoken so  that views, opinions, and the freedom of speech are protected. Reasonable  arguments can be made that censorship is needed, but the details included with  freedom of speech in the media outweigh in this debate.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is a United States  government agency that seeks to regulate media. Numerous people in the media  have been punished and closely watched by the FCC for their views. The “King of  All Media”, Howard Stern has made many racial and sexual controversial  comments in his career. The FCC greatly influenced his decision to switch to  uncensored Satellite Radio. Actor and director Mel Gibson has been accused on  many occasions of racism, Anglophobia, anti-Semitism, and homophobia, which  have hurt his career later in life.  The Rutgers University Women’s Basketball 
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This essay was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Pablo during the Fall '08 term at UNC Asheville.

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