Sen.Brownback warns networks on smut on television

Senator Sam Brownback, R-KS, recently issued warnings to the television industry regarding the smut they continue to put on during prime time when children are watching night after night. His statements followed the decision by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to side with CBS over the fines imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) upon CBS for smut queen Janet Jackson's so-called "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl half-time when Justin Timberlake ripped off part of her blouse exposing Jackson before hundreds of millions of children around the world.

Timberlake was singing lyrics which said that he was "gonna have you naked by the end of this song." CBS was rightfully fined $550,000 by the FCC for this outrageous incident during the 2004 Super Bowl. With a recent law authored by Senator Brownback, "performers" such as Jackson and Timberlake will get equal fines imposed upon them by the FCC.

This same out-of-control left-wing court then struck down the law passed by pro-family Members of the United States Congress called the "Child Online Protection Act (COPA.) Legislating from the bench these liberal judges in the majority dictated to the American people that the law was unconstitutional censorship. Under the COPA law, adult websites were ordered to "verify visitors' ages." Those adult websites caught posting images or content which is unsuitable for children without some form of "age verification" could face up to 6 months in jail.

Senator Brownback made this statement after the abominable CBS network was let off the hook by their fellow travelers in the majority on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal: "I am disappointed that this panel of federal judges apparently does not take seriously the viewpoint of many Americans. These judges failed to acknowledge that Janet Jackson’s so-called ‘wardrobe malfunction’ was distasteful and shocking for viewers, but based on all the calls and letters my office received in the days following the Super Bowl, I disagree.”

The Chairman of the Senate Values Action Team, Senator Brownback, authored the "Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act," which increased by a factor of ten fines for broadcasting obscene, indecent, or profane material from $37,500 for each violation of indecency to $375,000 for each violation of indecency. The Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act was signed into law in June 2006.

Senator Brownback also said: "Radio and television waves are public property, and it is a privilege for broadcasters to use those public airwaves. We ask that broadcasters keep their content free from indecent, obscene, and profane speech during hours when children are likely to be watching. Broadcasters who do not abide by such guidelines should be held accountable and should face suitable fines."

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