censor - kid turns on CNN and watches violence all day •...

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Censorship In America And Why It Sucks
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What is Censorship? Wikipedia describes censorship as “the editing, removing, or otherwise changing speech and other forms of human expression.” Exercised by the government Said to stabilize the country but all it really does is control us
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So what? Censorship restricts your freedom. Allows the government to control what you see and hear. Diminishes your opportunity to see what is really out there. Censorship makes you feel like you can not exercise your civil rights.
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FCC Federal Communications Commission Regulates “indecent” broadcasting Issue outrageous fines for anything they find “indecent” Can not censor HBO, Cinemax, Satellite radio, etc…
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Doesn’t It Seem Crazy? The FCC will cut out a sex scene in a movie for cable but doesn’t mind if your
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Unformatted text preview: kid turns on CNN and watches violence all day. • Hearing the word shit on TV is horrible for a young child but were not to worried about that child watching someone die on the news. Slippery Slope • The FCC controls a lot more then just your TV sets. • If you think the censorship is bad now then think about the future. • It has only gotten worse over the past decade and will continue to be a problem. Have SOME Standards • All censorship is not that bad. • I’m not arguing that pornography be shown on cable television at dinner time. • Or that Howard Stern should be on nickelodeon • Just let us decide what we want to watch or listen to and don’t limit the boundaries of creativity to what the government thinks is acceptable. Cite • www.wikipedia.com...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COMM 100 taught by Professor Creese during the Spring '08 term at Salisbury University.

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