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. "W ... More >>
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 >>
Billy Crudup battles crazy Christians
Yesterday 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 >>
Photo (cc) pnoeric. 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 >>
Another payola settlement promises us better, braver radio. Let's not get too excited just yet.
Crying 'state secrets,' the administration seals the courts to avoid scrutiny
8 to 0 Supreme Court decision doesn't end the fight against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
The FCC sweeps Eliot Spitzer's payola findings under the rug
Tell President Bush and the right-wing Congress to get their hands off your remote
FCC prudes get vaguer, but satellite radio's no answer
What First Amendment? What Public Information? And What's News in Brooklyn?
Speech The FCC Won't Touch
Really F-word-deleted brilliant: If anyone gets annoyed by anything, it's profane!
'The Powerful Have Only Gotten More Powerful'
The Media Blew This One Big-Time
Big Media Back Nike in Supreme Court Case
Touring the Media Industrial Complex
How Michael Powell Rose From GOP Obscurity to a Shot at Becoming the First Black President
FCC Dubs Feminist Lyrics Patently Offensive
Are They Africans or Americans?
An Association Is a Voice
Must the NAACP Include Racists?
Investigative Reporters Versus Murdoch
When Cable Monopolies Rule the Web, Everyone Loses
Vermont Puts New York to Shame
2000 Campaign Could Affect Radio Access
Feds to Big Apple: Forget Neighborhood Stations
Does a Rocker Lurk in You?
The FBI, Courtesy of the New York Court of Appeals
The decision to impeach may turn on the investigation into Al Gore's wrongdoings
The Lower East Side's Pirate Station, Steal This Radio, Joins the Fight Against the Feds