So says a Los Angeles Times editorial today, and I couldn’t agree more:

The FCC [has] showed an alarming willingness to use government power to impose ineffective and discriminatory decency rules on broadcasters in the name of shielding children from profane or violent programming. More relevant to a bygone era’s media environment, such rules reflect how poorly the commissioners seem to understand today’s technological realities.

The article expresses hope that Obama can reform the FCC and bring it into the 21st century and away from this moralizing bullshit. I hope they’re right: it may be one of the things I come to like best about Obama’s presidency. For a rough idea of how I’d like to see them change the FCC, see the latter part of this.