Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Do A Radio Interview, Go Directly To Jail?

Can you be sent to prison for doing a radio interview? That's what the sister of original "Survivor" winner (and convicted tax evader) Richard Hatch thinks, according to this AP wire story from Wednesday, August 19, 2009.

Apparently, if you're serving out a period of home detention, you must get permission from the Federal Bureau of Prisons before going on the air, even if only via telephone. Okay, but what about podcasts? Twitter tweets? Facebook status updates? Video chats? Does a home detainee need permission to participate in any of these methods of modern "broadcast" or is radio being singled out by the Feds?

Apart from these questions as to whether or not good old-fashioned terrestrial radio is being discriminated against, the only other thing I still wonder is whether or not Richard Hatch still has that goofy Pontiac Aztek he won on "Survivor."

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