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US television regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may not have the right to police American airwaves, a court has ruled. The ruling is a blow to a George W Bush-led clampdown on on-air swearing. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York has said that an indecency finding in 2006 against …

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FCC?

Aw fuck'em!

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OMFG

Typical Yanks. Don't allow your kids to hear swearing on TV, but let them have guns!!! http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/17/baby_bubba_tools_up/

Sheesh!

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Eric Idle's thoughts on the topic

For those that haven't heard it, Idle introduces it as:

"Here’s a little song I wrote the other day while I was out duck hunting with a judge… It’s a new song, it’s dedicated to the FCC and if they broadcast it, it will cost a quarter of a million dollars."

Enjoy from http://www.pythonline.com/plugs/idle/

(more from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FCC_Song)

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Typical Yanks.

hey hey thats the Christian right. those are the same people that hate any thing that is different then them.

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Remember what the MPAA says...

"Horrific deplorable violence is ok, as long as nobody uses any naughty words"

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But why . .

Why don't they just ban children looking at TV ? Or why don't they make a law stating that it is illegal to let children watch TV after a given hour ?

These music awards, they didn't get broadcast at 4 P.M., right ? What is a child (meaning under 13 years) doing in front of the TV after 8 P.M. anyway ?

Oh, I forgot. This is America - the Land of the Free From Responsibility. Anything goes, as long as the Reverend approves.

And the Reverend approves of killing, we all know that. But swearing ? God no.

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We're not ALL so stuck up, you know...

This is why some of us get a little twitchy now and then; the fear that the Religious Right is on the verge of completely taking over and invoking a purge of non-believers...

Don't fret yet however, the GOP is almost certainly headed out the door in 2008 for a solid 8 years. Maybe then we can get back to enjoying our no longer secretive hedonistic lifestyles.

The FCC can suck it! (just not before 8pm on broadcast TV, apparently)

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