1st Amendment, Censorship, Free Speech & the History of the Bleep Button
All Laws exist when people cannot or will not Self-Govern, Self-Police or Self-Censor themselves when they speak. Americans are guaranteed Free Speech under the 1st Amendment but I truly do believe that Free Speech has gone entirely too far.
PEOPLE feel empowered & enabled to say anything anywhere at anytime they want with out regard for the consequences of their words.
This has everything to do with the unfettered lack of civility that is rampant in Society.
Just read some of the viscous comments & things people say on Social Media.
In this country, electronic communications of all kinds are Governed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC.)
Whether Music, Movies or TV, all Broadcasters are governed by the FCC.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Obscene, Indecent and Profane Broadcasts Federal law prohibits obscene, indecent and profane content from being broadcast on the radio or TV. That may seem clear enough, but determining what obscene, indecent and profane mean can be difficult, depending on who you talk to.
We need to Re-Instate the Fairness Doctrine as a good start to reigning in the viscousness.