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Rep. Jackson Calls on FCC to Censure and Fine Bill Bennett

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Rep. Jackson Calls On FCC To Censure And Fine Bill Bennett

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 29, 2005

Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. today said, "William Bennett should be censured and fined by the Federal Communications Commission for his repugnant and barbarous remarks during his morning radio program."

Jackson added, "The FCC should take decisive action to prevent our public airwaves from being further contaminated by Mr. Bennett's outrageous and indecent comments. As many Americans, I was shocked to hear the disgusting views of the former U.S. Education Secretary and self-proclaimed values czar.

"In my view, I believe the airwaves belong to the public and should be reserved for the public good. Bennett's comments did nothing but undermine it," concluded Jackson.

During his morning program on Wednesday, Bennett said, "If you wanted to reduce crime...if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down."

http://www.house.gov/apps/list/hearing/il02_jackson/050929Bennett.html

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