Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Media Execs Get Earful on Lyrics at House Subcommittee Hearing

The House Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and
Consumer Protection held a hearing Tuesday on degrading images in the
media. It was chaired by Rep Bobby Rush (D-IL). Most of the members
of the committee said they were looking for constructive dialog and
talked of their respect for the First Amendment. Chairman Rush said
it was not a "head-hunting" expedition. But along with those industry
witnesses who pointed out that Elvis and The Beatles had been branded
"devil music" were those, like Joseph Pitts (R-PA), who invoked
lead-painted toys, cigarette manufacturers and Columbine in his
assessment of the situation.


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