Abstinence And The City

From CNN: Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens said on Tuesday he would push for applying broadcast decency standards to cable television and subscription satellite TV and radio.
In the wake of Nipplegate, Congress is seeking to increase the fines for indecency on broadcast TV and radio. But if Stevens got his wish, Howard Stern would still have to watch his mouth when he moves to Sirius Radio. “The Sopranos” would be about 10 minutes long. And I have no idea what would happen to the Spice Channel, or Spankvision, or whatever they’re calling it these days.
By the way, Ted Stevens is a Republican Senator from Alaska. And he’s 81 years old. Do you think he should be dictating what you pay to watch on TV?

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. Uncle Sam wants you to improve his brand

    Yes, yes. Senator Ted Stevens from the great state of Alaska and Representative Joe Barton from the great state of (gasp) Texas are worried that we, as cable and satellite paying American citizens, are still subjected to too much filth and indecency….