Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, host of Minutia Men, and the writer of "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Just One Bad Century," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," and "Records Truly Is My Middle Name"
Friday, February 17, 2017
Keep it Clean
From this morning's NOW Newsletter...
Pendulum could swing back on indecency enforcement. Donald Trump knows he owes November’s victory partly to conservative Christians who care about social issues – including bad language on radio and TV. Groups like the Parents Television Council expect more out of Trump than they did from Obama. New FCC Chair Ajit Pai made his first TV appearance with Fox Business Network, and its Trish Regan asked about recent f-bombs, like Kristen Stewart on “Saturday Night Live.” Pai says “If we are presented with complaints, we are duty-bound to enforce the law…and the law that is on the books today requires that broadcasters keep it clean, so to speak.”