Tuesday, February 3, 2004 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

More on the New Unbundling Investigation

As you know from the posts below, the FCC has opened an investigation to swiftly get to the bottom of the on-network unbundling of JJ, which, Chairman Powell called, "classless, crass, and deplorable." The FCC is promising a swift and thorough investigation.

This story may be still be unfolding, but it now appears that the unbundling incident was pre-mediatated. According to newspaper reports, JJ says the unraveling just went further than she and JT planned.

Well, having observed the FCC for going on thirty years now, my advice to CBS, MTV, and all concerned: "Make a clean breast of it and nip this thing in the bud."

My more serious advice is to the American people: If you really don't like what you see on TV, over-the-air or otherwise, let the networks and advertisers know how you feel. That's not censorship, as some will quickly proclaim, it is the marketplace working.

posted by Randolph May @ 12:06 PM | General