The FCC may allow the media landscape in top-20 markets to resemble the one in New York City -- where media mogul Rupert Murdoch is permitted to own television stations and newspapers.
The internet has been abuzz for the past month with news that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski circulated a plan to ... More >>
Writing on the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy in his column, Frank Bruni makes the point that there are a whole lot more words in the English language for sexually "transgressive" females than there are males -- who also typically wind up being lauded for their promiscuous proclivities.
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In an unprecedented move, House Republicans had a filmmaker arrested yesterday after he showed up to a public congressional hearing. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment was meeting to discuss the controversial topic of hydraulic fracturing, colloquially known as "fracking." When Joshua ... More >>
Will Skynet become self-aware as well?This Wednesday, a day after we narrowly avoiding being hit by an asteroid, America will be faced with another threat: television interruption. On November 9th, the FCC, FEMA, Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service will conduct a nationwide te ... More >>
Will Skynet become self-aware as well?This Wednesday, a day after we narrowly avoid being hit by an asteroid, America will face yet another threat: television interruption. On November 9th, the FCC, FEMA, Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service will conduct a nationwide test of th ... More >>
NYPD Blue, which ran on ABC from 1993 until 2005, is probably best remembered not as the home of Mark-Paul Gosselaar's comeback, but as the primetime place where naked butts became common. Drop-the-towel scenes (pictured) were trademark teases, as were the glistening upper-body sex scenes tha ... More >>
George Carlin would be proud.The United States 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has determined that the FCC's ban on even one small "patently offensive" expletive and other profanity on TV and radio violates the First Amendment. They stated that the current policy is "unconstitutional ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
February 6, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 17
The siege at WBAI
by Nat Hentoff
"There is no doubt, certainly, that life in the United States remains freer than in the Soviet Union," Edgar Friedenberg writes in the February Atlantic Monthly. "What ... More >>
We wrote earlier about a Variety advertiser who had their lawsuit - which pitted a film producer against the Hollywood trade, who had given said producer's film a bad review while he had an advertising buy in-progress with Variety - tossed out of court. Well! It'd seem that they case is over ... More >>
afternoon, the Justice Department shot down one of the last legal
challenges to Mayor Mike Bloomberg's controversial term limits extension. In a fifty-page
appeal, lawmakers and civil rights groups had asked the federal
government last month to consider the term limits extension a
violatio ... More >>
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You probably find those calorie counts in chain restaurants, displayed by a local law last year, to be helpful or at least horrifying (670 calories in a Venti Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino Blended Creme?). But libertarians hate them and dream of returning to the caveat empt ... More >>