The Right Coast

May 09, 2005
FCC, Hollywood take hit
By Tom Smith

The good ol' DC Circuit just gave it to Hollywood and the FCC on the chin, and I'm glad. I don't have a legal opinion on the matter. I haven't read any ad law opinions lately, something to be avoided if possible. But as a matter of politics, anything that erodes Hollywood's cultural monopoly has to be a good thing. Let a thousand flowers bloom; not all of them can be (to mix metaphors) obnoxious, prating, overpaid termites determined to chew at the foundations of Civilization.