Last week, our fearless leader was asked if he supported extending the FCC's indecency standards to cable and satellite TV during a conference for the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Bush's response: "Yes, I'm for
that. I think there ought to be a standard. On the other
hand, I fully understand that ... the final decision is a parent turning off
The White House puppetmasters were quick to jump in, claiming that the President "misspoke," that he was actually referring to some other bill that passed last year, and not the IGEVBCA (new indecency bill that ups fines, and ropes cable and satellite TV into FCC's corral). But of course. In any case, this backtracking is slightly promising, indicating that the White House fears the wrath of cable/satellite lobbyists. We're hoping that the Senate is also feeling wishy-washy on the subject; if we're lucky, they'll kill the IGEVBCA when it arrives for a final vote.