Bush Supports Indecency Standards for Cable, Satellite

Apr 14, 2005  •  Post A Comment

President Bush said Thursday he supports the concept of indecency standards for cable TV and satellite.

In remarks before the American Society of Newspaper Editors convention in Washington, the president also said parents share a responsibility over the kind of programming they allow in their homes. “But I don’t mind standards being set out for people to adjudge the content of a show, to help parents make right decisions,” he said. “Government ought to help parents, not hinder parents in sending good messages to their children.”

President Bush said that in a free society, the marketplace makes decisions. “If you don’t like something, don’t watch it, and presumably advertising dollars will wither and the show will go off the air,” he said. “But I have no problems with standards being set to help parents make good decisions.”