Mar 1, 2005

Oh, boy, Howard Stern ain't gonna like this...

Because God forbid anyone anywhere have ANY fun, Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens is looking to apply broadcast decency standards to cable television and satellite radio.

"Cable is a much greater violator in the indecency area," the Alaska Republican told the National Association of Broadcasters, which represents most local television affiliates. "I think we have the same power to deal with cable as over-the-air" broadcasters.

"There has to be some standard of decency," he said.

Stevens told reporters afterward that he would push legislation to apply the standards to cable and satellite radio and television.

Um, Teddy, I think your party has enough to do, what with dismantling Social Security and sandbagging public education. I'm not even counting the wars. Why even push for something that (1) will never ever fly, and (2) seems designed to piss off the college Republican set?

You know, if you just let people have their stylized ultraviolence and gratuitous nudity, they'll won't even notice the disintegration of the social order.

Having said that, I'd consider voting for this bill if it requires that Carnivale plots make sense...