posted on Feb, 26 2004 @ 08:10 AM
Let me see, Howy was pulled off how many radio stations? Just 6!? In such, you'd think that there was a witch hunt going on.
The FCC did the right thing. It was Clear Channel that yanked Howy! Clear Channel did this out of fear of the FCC. Btw, Clear Channel simply exercised
their 1st Amendment rights by janking Howy, just as Howy exercised his 1st Amendment right by the telling of a lewd joke. I think what is missed here
by most, is that Howy got slammed for telling a lewd joke, not for what the caller did, per se'.
Again, Freedom of Speech is free and guarenteed, BUT this does not in NO way imply that there are not also consequences for your speech
Howy's. He was certainly free to express anything his heart so desired, as anyone can, but be aware that those words come attached with
"consequences".....in such, Howy's words were free but also indeed cheap
Personally, anyone that has to rely on showing, discussing, or joking about genitalia for laughs, needs to hire a talent agent and should be removed
from the air.
[Edited on 26-2-2004 by Seekerof]