The chill on free speech, continued
: Here is yet another chill on free speech caused by the FCC’s and Congress’ efforts to control and censor our speech:
A radio personality I won’t name told me that the company for which he/she works is trying to require him/her to indemnify them against any FCC fines — including not only fines against the performer but against the company.
This means that under the current bills festering in Congress, this poor schmo would be liable for between $1 million (that is, $500k fines for the performer and the company) to $6 million (that is, $3 million each) per day.
I would (a) recite nursery rhymes, (b) go to satellite and hope these prigs, prudes, and fools did not follow, or (c) find a new career in aluminum siding.