ACTION ITEM - Time to write the FCC again - agency defends Fidel Castro's rights, fines radio hosts!

The FCC pulls another one! Is it the Federal Communications Commission or Fidel Castro's Commission? Please write your own letter to let them know what you think of their latest "strange but true" policy decision. This is in reference to the story which can be found here:

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/odd_castro_dc

  My letter to the agency follows...

Yours in liberty,
          <<< Starchild >>>

Dear Starchild and Everyone Else;

See the article from the Mises Institute about the FCC. It raises a
relevant point how the airwaves are censored by the government but
not the print media. It's a nice tale of how FDR's Thought Police
Are Still Alive ( and censoring ).

Ron Getty
SF Libertarian

http://www.mises.org/fullstory.asp?control=1496

--- In lpsf-discuss@yahoogroups.com, Starchild <sfdreamer@e...>
wrote:

  The FCC pulls another one! Is it the Federal Communications

Commission

or Fidel Castro's Commission? Please write your own letter to let

them

know what you think of their latest "strange but true" policy

decision.

This is in reference to the story which can be found here:

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?

tmpl=story&u=/nm/odd_castro_dc

  My letter to the agency follows...

Yours in liberty,
          <<< Starchild >>>

> From: Starchild <sfdreamer@e...>
> Date: Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:44:29 AM US/Pacific
> To: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) <fccinfo@f...>
> Cc: Starchild <sfdreamer@e...>
> Subject: Rescind $4000 fine against Miami radio hosts!
>
> I think it is absolutely outrageous for the FCC to be fining

radio

> hosts Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero on WXDJ in Miami $4000 for
> crank-calling Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Where is your sense

of

> humor? Where is your sense of justice? Castro is a human rights
> abusing tyrant. He deserves all the crank calls he gets and much

more.

> It is a disgrace for a United States government agency to be

defending

> him against American citizens playing a harmless joke.
>
> Fidel Castro does not respect the rights of broadcasters in

Cuba, nor

> the rights of Cubans not to have their phones tapped without due
> process. Why should he be afforded the protection of American
> communications laws? Santos and Ferrero were doing the Cuban

people

> and the world a favor by wasting his time and making him look

like an

> idiot. They deserve a medal for pulling it off, not a fine!
>
> If the FCC doesn't reverse its decision, the agency is going

to get A

> LOT of bad publicity. Coming on the heels of stupid and

unpopular

> actions against Howard Stern and Eminem, and the boneheaded
> "investigation" into Janet Jackson baring her breast, the
> commissioners should start asking themselves whether they really

want

> to keep flushing what's left of the FCC's reputation down the

toilet.