Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Interesting Hearing That Just Finished

The f-bomb was apparetnly flying about in a Second Circuit Court of Appeals courtroom. The Second Circuit was hearing oral arguments about how the FCC has been enforcing standards for language on broadcast TV.

At issue is when is it permissible to use what some would consider profane language. Fox Television is appealing the FCC's policy on language, claiming that its too vague. For instance, language used in Saving Private Ryan, which has been broadcast on TV, cannot be used in other shows without incurring fines. Essentially, what Fox is arguing is that the government arbitrarily enforcing the rules and infringing on the First Amendment.

Not that I want Janet Jackson's nipple on my screen all the time, but I think that they have a point there.

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