The Daily Stern
: CALM BEFORE THE STORM? Stern said this morning that things are quiet on the FCC front now and he thinks that could be because major press has — at last — been writing about the threat to the First Amendment posed by the FCC and Congress’ actions. He cited the wonderful piece in the NY Times by NPR’s Ira Glass and also mentioned other stories including, he thought, The New Republic… he was corrected that it was The Nation (that’s the story I wrote, oh, well). I hope he’s right that saner voices are finally being heard. We’ll see.
: AMERICA CASTRATED BY THE FCC: Ernie Miller reports on the latest decision by the FCC that mention of the penis on the air — even not in a sexual context — is a crime because the organ could be used in sex and, of course, sex is dirty, don’t ya know?
: POLICE TO ARREST BIG BIRD WHEN SESAME STREET IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTERS F OR U: Ernie also joins Eugene Volokh taking police to task for citing a man who displayed a sign saying “F U G W” as a Presidential motorcade passed.
: CATCHING UP: And I wanted to send you to a Sunday NY Times story arguing that the technology of entertainment has grown up and so it’s time for the FCC to do likewise.