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Friday, July 25, 2008


A court ruled this week that the FCC can't fine CBS for the 2004 Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction." Are we in for an era of foul language and nudity on America's airwaves? Adam Thierer, Senior Fellow with the Progress & Freedom Foundation, offers analysis.
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Terry Waggle from Kirkwood, MO

I listened to today's program about the "powers that be" censuring stations for visual and audio profanity. I have another issue with advertisers on prime time tv, namely the sexually implicit ads that Calvin Klein and Victoria's Secret flaunt plus the ads promoting ED products with all the details about erections that last more than four hours, etc. I would be embarrassed to have to answer questions about these products posed by my grandchildren. I'm a grandmother of six and, fortunately, haven't had them watching tv with me when said commercials air but I do question the good/bad taste of airing them when families are watching tv. We can mute our tvs but should we have to change channels or turn off the set to avoid material that is in bad taste at best and sexually exploiting our young people at worst? I would hope that as a nation we would find a better solution.
Terry Waggle

Jul. 27 2008 07:29 PM
Carolyn Kay Carson from new york city

I'm completely at a loss to understand the FCC's actions regarding the "wardrobe malfunction" as being declared "indecent." Meanwhile posters for Saw are plastered in public view, torture is broadcast on prime time TV, PG-13 ratings allow torture and violence but no sex, and video games...well, over the top interactive violence in the hands of children. I can't help but think that the FCC is politically influenced to promote political agendas such as permitting torture of detainees. Are we being intentionally desensitized to torture and violence so that we don't become outraged at our government for being torturers? I don't understand our standards for indecency. They appear to be a tool for government propaganda.

Jul. 27 2008 10:33 AM
terry mckenna from dover nj

it still amazes me that a nation that has pre-teen girls running around with sweat pants that have the word "juicy" on the rear end would find itself punishing a momentary adult, and no longer that interesting breast.

Jul. 27 2008 10:31 AM

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