The noisy minority

In 2000, the FCC recieved a total of 350 complaints about television indecency. In 2001, again, just 350 letters. In 2002, they got 14,000. Last year, 240,000. Kind of alarming, huh?
That is until you examine who’s making all the racket, and it turns out that 99.8% of complaints come from a single source: the Parents Television Council.
Who are these parents? Why, it’s a conservative activist group in Los Angeles founded in 1995 by L. Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center, as if you’re surprised. Bozell has written several books about the media’s “liberal bias” and uses email and the Internet to get the members of the PTC to flood the FCC over anything it feels is icky and immoral and making us all go to hell in a toboggan.
The PTC doesn’t deny its power, but is still unhappy about the release of these figures and wants the FCC investigated by Congress.
By the way, if you want to voice your own outrage over the hijacking of America’s airwaves, it’s ridiculously easy to do.

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