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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 […]

HOWARD STERN MAKING G-RATED DEBUT

May 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

He’s no caustic Simon Cowell — as everyone expected him to be. That’s the general conclusion of TV critics who have seen previews of Howard Stern’s appearances in opening episodes of America’s Got Talent. Indeed, some writers express surprise at the downright G-rated performance that Stern puts on as the newest member of the judging […]

PTC SCORES SAVAGE’S REMARKS ON GAYS AND THE BIBLE

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Parents Television Council, the organization that mobilized its members to flood the FCC with complaints about what it regards as indecency on television, has launched a protest against MTV and its Savage U host, Dan Savage for remarks he made at a National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle earlier this month. Savage pointed […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: HOWARD STERN TO JUDGE AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

December 16, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The decision to replace the departing Piers Morgan with shock jock Howard Stern on NBC’s America’s Got Talent quickly set off the kind of controversy that the producers no doubt expected when they selected him. And Stern immediately made it clear that he will shake things up on the show but will not do anything […]

MIXED SIGNALS FROM HOWARD STERN RE AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

November 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Howard Stern on Monday appeared to dispute a Wall Street Journal report that he was in talks with NBC to replace Piers Morgan on the judging panel of America’s Got Talent. “I am not the next judge. I have no deal with America’s Got Talent,” he said on his satellite radio show. But was, he […]

CBS WINS “NIPPLEGATE” CASE AGAIN

November 3, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

For a second time, a federal appeals court has tossed out the $550,000 fine that the FCC meted out to CBS stations that aired the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” involving Janet Jackson during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. In a 2-1 ruling the court said that the FCC had failed to notify broadcasters that it […]

PARENTS: CARTOONS ARE SEXUALLY CHARGED

August 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the conservative Parents Television Council, which frequently spearheads protests against sexual references on television, children are instinctively drawn to cartoons and, in flipping channels, often land on those that are aimed at adults. In a study released on Tuesday, the PTC particularly criticized two cable networks, Adult Swim and the Cartoon Network, for […]

NBC PROGRAMMERS DO THE BUNNY HOP

August 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s upcoming The Playboy Club is not nearly so controversial as its critics say it is, the show’s producers maintained on Monday. Responding to claims by the conservativeParents Television Council that the series promotes pornography and by feminists that it objectifies women, executive producer Ian Biederman said that the Playboy Bunnies appearing in the series […]

PARENTS GROUP GOES BUGS OVER BUNNIES

July 28, 2011 by · 7 Comments 

The Parents Television Council, which has spearheaded the battle against what it regards as indecent content on broadcast television, is stepping up its attack on the upcoming NBC drama, The Playboy Club. While the series presumably contains no nudity, it does contain plenty of cleavage, promos indicate, as well as double entendres and shots of […]

HIGH COURT TO CONSIDER FCC OBSCENITY RULES

June 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a federal appellate court’s decision that appeared to nullify FCC’s rules on indecent broadcasts. It indicated that its consideration will be limited to whether the commission’s “indecency-enforcement regime violates the First or Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” Last year a lower court appeared to toss […]

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