Originally Posted by VaporPunk
If a consumer boycotts the Dixie Chicks or Ted Nugent because of their political views, thats their right. If a government or corporation does it, thats plain wrong. One is freedom of choice. The other is denying that freedom based upon on one's own preferences. I would never support a radio station banning Nugent. Let the listeners change the channel if they don't like it.
Didya mention Rage Against the Machine? From Wikipedia
With corporations like that, who needs government censorship?
The corporate distinction has no baring on the issue. The 'public airwaves' matters only inasmuch as the licensing requirements associated with that bandwidth. The FCC has a decidedly hands-off policy
regarding content. As well it should, because forcing a station to air that which they choose not to is no better than forcing them not to air something they want to; it is a form of censorship in and of itself.
As an aside, when a radio station plays the Dixie Chicks, then they become the consumer of the music
; they have to pay the Dixie Chicks
every time they play one of their songs.
Your retain the option to boycott Clear Channel, they retain the option to boycott Dixie Chicks.