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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 […]

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 […]

CONSERVATIVE ANGER OVER M.I.A.’S FINGER GESTURE

February 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Eight years ago, there was the case of the “wardrobe malfunction” during the Super Bowl halftime show. This year there was, what? — a time-delay malfunction? Whatever it might be called, it allowed M.I.A. to give a third-finger salute to the TV audience during the show. Following the game, an NFL spokesman told the Associated […]

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 […]

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 […]

CONSERVATIVE PARENTS GROUP TARGETS VIACOM SHAREHOLDERS

March 3, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

The Parents Television Council is employing a new tactic in its effort to shut down the MTV series Skins, which, it contends, is a corrupting influence on young viewers. While in the past, the organization has asked its 1.3 million members to send their complaints about such programs to the FCC and to advertisers, it […]

WILL MTV CANCEL SKINS?

January 27, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

A report appearing in the New York Post on Wednesday quoting an MTV source as saying that the racy new teen drama Skins “may soon be off the air — for good” quickly drew a denial from the cable channel, which issued a statement saying, “MTV stands by the US adaptation of Skins and the […]

CONTROVERSY FAILS TO BOOST RATINGS FOR MTV’S SKINS

January 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

All of that controversy over MTV’s racy new teen drama Skins did not translate into a big ratings surge for its second episode on Monday. In fact, ratings dropped by more than 50 percent — to 1.6 million from 3.26 million for its premiere. On Tuesday, the Parents Television Council, which had organized a protest […]

ADVERTISERS FLEEING MTV’S SKINS

January 24, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Fans of MTV’s racy new series Skins likely thought that advertisers Taco Bell, General Motors and Wrigley were mighty, well, thinskinned for knuckling under to pressure from the Parents Television Council, which has launched a campaign to encourage followers not to buy products from sponsors of the show. In a statement on Friday, the PTC […]

COURT OVERTURNS FCC INDECENCY FINE

January 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In yet another blow to conservative parents’ groups and religious organizations battling what they consider indecent content on broadcast television, a federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a $1.2 million fine that the Federal Communications Commission had imposed following ABC’s 2003 telecast of an NYPD Blue episode that included a brief shot of a woman’s […]

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