April 20, 2004
I know that many of you are fond of pinning the responsibility for the new, draconian FCC on George Bush and those evil Republicans. So ... this reminder. The FCC Commissioner who is pushing the hardest on all of this so-called "indecency" is Michael J. Copps. Copps is the former chief of staff to South Carolina's Democratic Senator Ernest Hollings, a Democrat. Hollings has never been known for his defense of first amendment rights for broadcasters. Copps is a Democrat, not a Republican.
Turning this into an anti-Bush move was a major mistake for opponents of the FCC push.