Monday, June 04, 2007

Word of Four Letters Dept.

First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:
Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press... ."
NY Times, June 4:
Monday... a federal appeals panel struck down the government policy that allows stations and networks to be fined if they broadcast shows containing obscene language.
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The case involved findings that the networks had violated the indecency rules for comments by Cher and Nicole Richie on the Billboard Music Awards, the use of expletives by the character Andy Sipowicz on “NYPD Blue” and a comment on “The Early Show” by a contestant from CBS’s reality show “Survivor.”

Kevin J. Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, in an official Government press release:
If we can’t restrict the use of the words “fuck” and “shit” during prime time, Hollywood will be able to say anything they want, whenever they want.
Say, what?

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