Conservatarian Thoughts on the FCC

Our friend (and former Open Market editor) Peter Suderman makes an excellent free market point at The Corner today about broadcast obscenity and the FCC on the heels of the Commission’s recent Supreme Court loss.

HBO…tends to run kids shows (or movies) on Saturday morning and save the R-rated fare for later in the evening. The network could run whatever it wanted during the day, but it generally sticks to less graphic fare—not because it has to, but because it’s good business. I don’t see why the same wouldn’t occur on networks if given the chance.