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The Free Market Works!
February 4, 2004 — 8:30 pm

Michael Powell, the chairman of the FCC, is mighty pissed off these days. He is calling for a full investigation not only into Janet Jackson’s “stunt” but the whole raucous half time show to boot. While many “smaller government is good” Republicans are praising Powell’s actions, those of us who actually do want less government interference see this as nothing more than a power grab.

Someone needs to explain to Mr. Powell that the free market has pretty much already taken care of this problem. It has already been made clear (before any threat of force) that MTV would never be invited back to produce a half time show. Janet Jackson has been banned from this years Grammies. ABC has voluntarily put a time delay on both this years Grammies and Oscars. In fact, several major Super Bowl advertisers are thinking of taking the network to court to ask for at least a partial refund.

After all is said and done, do we really need Michael Powell and his FCC goons telling everyone in America what is and what is not offensive? Can’t we figure that out ourselves?


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