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Administration to Monitor U.S. Newsrooms

news anchorCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

In what some are calling an "absurdly draconian attempt to intimidate and control the media", the Obama Administration’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is floating the idea of placing government monitors in newsrooms across the country to determine what stories are being covered and why.

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SCOTUS About to Hear Biggest Broadcast Indecency Case in 40 Years

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist As the nation grows increasingly horrified by the blatant improprieties being shown on prime time television these days, the Supreme Court is about to hear arguments in what many are calling the most important case concerning broadcast indecency in 40 years.

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Government Take-Over of Internet Begins

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The first step in a process that will lead to more federal oversight of the Internet began last Thursday when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to begin the process of reclassifying the Web as a “telecommunications service” rather than an “information service” in order to broaden its authority over it.

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Citizens Outraged by Portrayal of Bestiality on TV

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Parents Television Council® (PTC) is urging the public to file indecency complaints with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about Fox’s “American Dad,” which featured bestiality between a man and horse on a January 3 episode that aired during hours when indecent content is prohibited. 

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