How George Carlin's "Filthy Words" Gave the Government the Power to Regulate What We Hear on the Radio
The FCC v. Pacifica Foundation: GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS ON RADIO BROADCASTING
In 1978 a radio station owned by Pacifica Foundation Broadcasting out of New York City was doing a program on contemporary attitudes toward the use of language. This broadcast occurred on a mid-afternoon weekday. Immediately before the broadcast the station announced a disclaimer telling listeners that
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our government decide what we hear or say. I believe that's the greatest immoral act of all.
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