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FCC Rebuked By Courts

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flying Headbutt, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member


    I can't say I'm too dismayed by what the courts did here. I'm kind of tired of the FCC deciding what I and others should be able to watch. There's a reason we have remote controls anymore.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Fuck the fucking FCC. That is all.
  3. Sooner or later, this decision falls to a higher court.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Since when has the FCC given a flying fuck about violence? You can all but see a bullet pancake out the back of a fucking skull during some police shows, but Oh, Lord, infant baby Jesus, you show the outline of a breast and it's a $1 million fine PER FUCKING STATION!

    Protect us from sex and foul language, GOP FCC. Jeebus wants it that way!
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    In what way does the FCC even purport to protect people from violence over the airwaves?
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    That was kind of my point.
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Simon, a little common sense test here:

    What's worse? Violence, bad language or hinted sexuality?
  8. This is my favorite part of this ruling (from today;s NYT):

    "Adopting an argument made by lawyers for NBC, the judges then cited examples in which Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney had used the same language that would be penalized under the policy. Mr. Bush was caught on videotape last July using a common vulgarity that the commission finds objectionable in a conversation with Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain. Three years ago, Mr. Cheney was widely reported to have muttered an angry obscene version of “get lost” to Senator Patrick Leahy on the floor of the United States Senate. "

    Yeah, boys. Civility sucks, doesn't it?
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