When the First Amendment is ‘the other side’
: CJR Daily goes after The New York Times, as I did the other day, for writing about new FCC National Nanny Kevin Martin and the so-called Parents Television Council without going to anyone — anyone — who defends the First Amdment against them. The Constitution is now the unheard other side.
Relying exclusively on quotes from the PTC’s president, L. Brent Bozell, Martin, and a few pro-fine Congressmen, the Times ignores any hint of opposition to the proposed new rules.
There’s little question that there is a significant movement afoot to increase indecency fines, but the Times fails to report that an equally passionate movement has arisen to resist the proposed expansion of the FCC’s mandate.