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DISCUSSION OF DIFFERENCES 1 Written Assignment 7 Cory Christopher Thomas Edison State University June 6th, 2021
DISCUSSION OF DIFFERENCES 2 Introduction The reactions and traits of materials readers or viewers digest differs from person to person. While some believe content to be obscene or indecent and others find the material to be tolerable or in good taste. Now to differentiate what is obscene and what is indecent is what we will discuss in the first portion of the assignment. We will look at what each of these identifiable characteristics are and how they compare or contrast. In the latter portion of the assignment, we will compare the Equal Opportunities Rule versus the Fairness Doctrine and properly consider the two against each other. Obscene or Indecent The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has the right to regulate and impose fines indecencies from a 1978 Supreme Court ruling giving this permission. They are to monitor anything that could be considered indecent such as behaviors that would sway or influence the minds of young children. Acts that are ruled indecent can be as simple as tasteless ads regarding sex appeal or television programs that would open children to situations they would not encounter at their age and should not be viewing. Examples from the text have included the Janet Jackson Super Bowl exposure of part of her chest and to raunchy television programs using sex to gain interest in their program. You can also face the FCC in a showdown of indecencies if you allow profanities to be said on your live programs. Therefore, they are monitored very closely and will turn microphones off. Indecency is not easily defined to say this specific

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