In Congress right now are bills to dramatically increase fines for indecency over the airwaves. The FCC has defended the proposed new fines because it says it has seen a dramatic increase in the number of complaints. In 2001, there were about 400. In 2004, over a million.
Pretty dramatic, huh? But guess what? 99% of the complaints came through one organization: the conservative Parents Television Council.
FCC Chairman Michael Powell’s response: “Hey, it doesn’t matter where these complaints about indecency came from. These are still Americans being outraged.”
Again, the Bush administration manipulates the media through a conservative group.