Ethical conclusions give the listeners what they really want to hear, and ethical determination are made when thinking about censorship. What kind of criteria from an ethical perspective limit such a broadcast?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com July 23, 2018, 12:15 am ad1c9bdddf
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As you briefly analyze some examples and resources related to ethical conclusions that give the listeners what they really want to hear and ethical determination when thinking about censorship issues, one article clearly addresses some criteria and its political underpinnings:
Scarborough, R. (2009). Christian Broadcasters Brace for Obama Censorship. Human Events, 65(6), 11-14.
Scarborough strongly contends that the use of expletives deems many broadcasts as highly unethical and immoral. In fact, many critics and prominent politicians, such as congressional Democrats, show their opinions. A prime example is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), who urged the FCC to summon "the so-called Fairness Doctrine. Until it was abolished by President Ronald Reagan, the doctrine gave the five-member FCC the right to demand that broadcasters present contrasting views or risk losing their broadcast license." The article reveals that in order to keep ethical considerations of its listeners and viewers, "Such government power is already being exerted in Europe and Canada, where those at the microphone cannot criticize Islam or homosexuality without risking a blackout."
The article emphasizes that any broadcasting content that is overtly racist, homophobic, or sexist, for example, is typically considered as unethical and liable to censorship on many levels.
Another famous case is clearly depicted in this article:
Panel: Dr. Laura violates ethics code. (2000). Christian Century, 117(19), 676.
The article prominently reveals how radio talk show host, Laura Schlessinger, made extremely offensive and highly unethical statements about homosexuals in 2009 on the air, which gravely "...violated national broadcasting ethics code." The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council then ruled that Schlessinger's on-air statements about homosexuality ...
Ethical determinations in terms of broadcasting are briefly presented in terms of article summaries. The topic of censorship is briefly examined in 800 words of notes and references.