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An Arizona man has admitted he was the one who interrupted the 2009 Superbowl broadcast to thousands of cable subscribers and replaced it with footage from an X-rated porno flick, according to published news reports. Frank Tanori Gonzalez pleaded guilty to two counts of computer tampering in a plea agreement that called for him …

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Cox Communications

Of course.

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So the FCC fines $550,000 because of the wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl and yet doesn't do anything in this case when someone shows porn.

Hmmm, maybe the FCC likes cock.

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IIRC, the FCC doesn't regulate cable (or part of it) because it's not broadcast wirelessly - their remit only covers stuff you can pick up with an antenna, because it could be received by anyone, or some such blah blah. That's why cable channels like HBO can put on shows like Bullshit!, and show all the titties and full frontal nudity they like, whereas Howard Stern isn't allowed to even say "bullshit" on air.

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Trollface

Worked at ITV-HD

Just wondered if he was the same bright spark that interrupted the ITV-HD coverage of the 2010 World Cup?..

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Publishers rights!

Comcast should be fined, since they probably didn't have a broadcast license for the copyrighted work.

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Legend

Legend

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May I be the first...

...to buy that man a pint. Hopefully one of the many he deserves.

Pure class sir, pure class.

As for Cox Communications - well, they should just be glad of the brand recognition.

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Philistine

Should've been Debbie Does Dallas, shurely?

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It might have been Patti Porks Pittsburgh, but have you SEEN the women in Pittsburgh? They make Cleveland chicks look HHHHHHOOoooottttttt.

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I can't help wonder...

What if it wasn't pr0n but a snippet of some people getting their brains shot out? How likely would it be that it never would have gotten beyond a misdemeanor ?

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You would be wrong

What did cost some folks money. Lost money in lower viewer ship and lost money by giving away pay per view.

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A man off-screen provides commentary.

Was it David Attenborough? If so, I'm sure it would have been educational and informative.

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Surely, SURELY there's a gay American Football porno out there he could have used?

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Windows

NSFW - from the article "..nearly erect penis..?"

He's doing better than me! Grief, I'm 55, and having difficulty.. (But, not unexpected, I guess..)

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Anonymous Coward

Take Comfort From....

....you are not alone.

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FAIL

Given that he got the idea from Fight Club, shouldn't have been just one frame?

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Happy

@Andus McCoatover

Sounds like your suffering the same problem as the `Grand Old Duke of York` - neither up nor down.

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looking at the vid, its seems he was recording something, and had forgotten that when it was finished, it would switch the feeds!! make sure the switch is disabled next time, or use a separate recorder!!

this fuax pas is about as bad as setting a recording of the big match, and forgetting one set earlier... so the final part of the match is replaced by your wifes program!!! :( :(

not good when 20 mates are watching...

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Pint

Give the man a pint.

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Trollface

It's not like anything of value was lost, the penalty was definitely too harsh.

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Can we say...

"THIS IS COXED UP"?

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Happy

No

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In Germany

In Germany where I live, most cable operators aren't even competent enough to do that if they wanted to.

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in Germany, a cable channel employee once interrupted a porn film with footage of a sporting event.

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But...

a porn film IS a sporting event.

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how does that workwith lesbian porn?

You can never be sure who came first.

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Anonymous Coward

With lesbian porn

Its always the viewer that comes first

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And how in any way....

..would this have 'offended' the typical football-viewer?

to quote Dennis Leary: "I like football, and porno, and books about war...."

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Happy

2009 ?

The wheels of Justice grind slowly, but exceedingly ... um, could we see that clip again ?

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Cock cocks Cox.

(just wanted to coax it out of my system).

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Anonymous Coward

What's the difference?

He showed audiences a wide receiver with a tight end, presumably ending with a spike in the end zone and an appropriate victory celebration... instead of a football game.

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Devil

Anyone remember the movie "Used Cars"? :)

Hopefully the porno interrupted the interminable Superbowl pregame show.....

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