The FCC has asked a federal court to delay action by three network affiliates appealing a recent indecency order so it can hear the affiliates’ arguments and reconsider the case. The ABC, NBC, and CBS affiliates concurred; Fox’s stations did not. I need an attorney with experience here to explain what this means. Should we smell a rat? The FCC has studiously avoided court tests of its indecency rulings and I wonder whether this is another effort to sidestep the Constitutional challenge that is inevitable. I still want to take the FCC to court in defense of bullshit. ACLU, networks, political groups, anybody want to help?
by Jeff Jarvis