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FLACCO’S LANGUAGE MALFUNCTION ANGERS WATCHDOG GROUP

February 4, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

It may not have been on par with Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction in 2004, but Joe Flacco’s f-bomb following Sunday’s Super Bowl game was caught live by CBS and immediately went viral on the Internet. “This is f***ing awesome” Flacco was heard to remark, while an unidentified teammate shouted, “Holy sh**!” The exuberant remark brought […]

U.K. REGULATOR WARNS STATIONS ABOUT OBSCENE LANGUAGE

March 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several of the satellite-distributed digital channels that have sprung up in Britain in recent years have been airing libraries of older television shows, many of which originally were broadcast after 9:00 p.m. — the so-called watershed hour — and airing them earlier in the evening when children are likely to be watching, according to the […]

DIRTY WORDS GET A REPRIEVE

July 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge U.S. appellate court on Tuesday struck down an FCC rule that allows it to fine broadcasters for using “patently offensive” language on live television. Ruling that the FCC policy violates the First Amendment, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said: “By prohibiting all ‘patently offensive’ references […]