Motley Crue v. NBC

News & Politics

Too bad the media is treating Motley Crue's lawsuit against NBC for banning it as a joke or publicity stunt for the band's tour. Because NBC's actions raise serious questions about Big Media's -- and Washington's -- commitment to First Amendment-protected free speech and expression," writes The Home Office. "To recap, the NBC ban resulted from MC's lead singer Vince Neil saying to drummer Tommy Lee during a song "Happy Fucking New Year, Tommy" just after midnight on The Tonight Show's live New Year's Eve show...Alas, what this entire episode confirms is that our nation's media policymakers have their responsibilities under the First Amendment backwards..." (Center for Creative Voices in Media)

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