January 09, 2006

Quoted about Howard Stern

I'm quoted today, in a Houston Chronicle article about Howard Stern:

Jan. 9, 2006, 12:16AM

Let the fight begin

Will the FCC let the shock jock speak his mind?


Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

The print ad for Howard Stern's new show on satellite radio is illustrated with the clenched fist of a revolution. It declares, unabashedly, in black and white: Stern uncensored only on Sirius.


Seth Finkelstein, a programmer serving as an expert witness on a federal case involving the definition of "community standards" in the digital age, said that for decades now, courts have been concerned more with images of sex than with hard-core verbal depictions of it.

"I wouldn't go so far as to say it's utterly impossible (to prosecute Stern for obscenity). But if such a thing happened, it would be purely for the harassment and PR value of the case," Finkelstein wrote in an e-mail.

[An accurate quote. For those interested, the case is Nitke v. Gonzales]

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in press | on January 09, 2006 09:55 AM (Infothought permalink)
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