Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Short Note On Imus

Imus is a douche. We all knew that before the recent flap, and we all know that now. That's what this whole thing is about. I mention this because someone thinks this is a free speech issue. It's not. If the FCC gets involved it will be, but it's the radio station owner's prerogative to take a jock off the air. The right to self-censorship part and parcel of the right to free speech - you shouldn't be able to force a radio station to broadcast something that they don't want to broadcast.

Which brings up an interesting question - what if Imus were on public radio? Could they do anything about it? Thoughts?

1 comment:

Ben said...

That might depend on the legal status of NPR. I'm not entirely sure it's a government entity. Government funding does not make a government entity into a private entity for constitutional purposes.