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June 1, 2006

Wardrobe Malfunction or Governmental Malfunction?

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Posted by Alan Wexelblat

It has been a while since the FCC has crossed my radar. Howard Stern has gone off to digital satellite radio and is apparently making a bucket of money for himself and Sirius, his employers there. However, I did notice that the FCC has upheld its own fine against CBS for the nipple flash. I've also been reading how indecency complaints for the first half of 2006 have exceeded the entire number of complaints registered for all of 2005. Don't you people have anything better to do? I mean, really.

What brought this to my attention was the unattributed note in this week's Harper's Weekly Review, which I feel compelled to quote in its entirety in the hope that some clever reader can find the source and so that all the people whining to the FCC about bad words can now whine about this blog, too

An analysis of FCC decisions found that the following terms or phrases are neither indecent nor profane: "a lot of crap," "ass is huge," "ass," "bitch," "damn," "dick," "dickhead," "fire his ass," "for Christ's sake," "hell," "kick-ass," "kiss my ass," "my ass," "pissed off," "poop," "sex with a dog," "singers that suck," "sit their asses down," "sucked," "up yours," "wiping his ass," and "you suck."

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1. jason on June 2, 2006 2:02 PM writes...

Harper's URL:
http://www.harpers.org/Profanity.html

FCC rulings (specifically 193-199):
http://www.fcc.gov/eb/Orders/2006/FCC-06-17A1.html

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2. drwex on June 6, 2006 11:44 AM writes...

Thanks!

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