Friday, December 10, 2004

PTC not happy with FCC numbers

I noted the other day the FCC claim that the Parents Television Council has been filing nearly all the indecency complaints filed with that agency. Since I last mentioned the PTC, things have moved on. Now it seems that the organization wants a "congressional investigation of FCC accounting practices; the group says that the FCC is undercounting the number of complaints it receives about indecency" from that group. Apparently, though the PTC is not concerned about the impression that it filed the vast vastmajority of complaints, just that the FCC is supposedly still undercounting the number of complaints sent by the PTC. Yet Mediaweek reported that the FCC "last week estimated it had received 1,068,767 complaints about broadcast indecency so far this year," and nearly all of these came from the PTC. So in other words, if I get this right, the PTC is annoyed that they are only portrayed as accounting for 99.9% of all complaints, when it should account for, what ... 99.999%?


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