The Equal Opportunities Rule is a matter which is strictly political in nature. The rule
applies only to candidates of public office, and is another law that seems absurd with the
abundance of media favoritism for both major parties of government. There are few exceptions
made by Congress for this law, which include legitimate newscasts and on-the-scene coverage of
authentic news events, but this rule exists, in essence, to ensure that no speculation of
impropriety can be made toward elections (Dominic, 2009, pg.381-382). Whether or not the law
exists, all major candidates of an office are going to have their supporters and supporting
As I have described, legal language can be quite confusing. After reading this essay, do
you have any clearer ideas about how obscenity and indecency actual differ? In a world where
just about anyone with access to the Internet can post any sort of material, where can the lines be
drawn? And who is to decide? It appears that even the highest court in the land is certain about
only one thing: that their interpretations of the meanings are continually changing to fit the times.
Two more laws governing broadcasting were reviewed. These two statutes (one repealed) were
made to ensure that significant events and electoral candidates receive fair and reasonable and/or
equal broadcast time. Once again, with the changing times and access to the web, everyone is
going to get their fair share of broadcast time and supporters.