"Did you ever hear anyone say 'that work hadbetter be banned because I might read it and it might be very dangerous to me?' " Joseph Henry Jackson ii

Until the midtwentieth century, the laws about media censorship only applied to newspapers. They didn't apply to motion pictures, broadcast media or the Internet.

Media dominates human life. The average American spends 3,400 hours a year consuming media. At this rate, Americans spend close to 40 percent of their ives staring at the TV, a book, newspaper, computer and other mediums. iv

America has condemned the work of some of its most influential writers and artists as obsence, and many more have been challenged.

Does the government have he right to censor people like Mark Twain, Allen Ginsberg, Thomas Paine and the album art of the Dead Kennndys ?



Banned Media Prohibiting the free exercise thereof