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Since: 20.6.02
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I don't toss around too many of these current events threads, but YIKES!

FCC Swear Word Censorship Policy Tossed By Federal Court


    NEW YORK — A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television, concluding that the rule was unconstitutionally vague and had a chilling effect on broadcasters.

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan struck down the 2004 Federal Communications Commission policy, which said that profanity referring to sex or excrement is always indecent.

    "By prohibiting all `patently offensive' references to sex, sexual organs and excretion without giving adequate guidance as to what `patently offensive' means, the FCC effectively chills speech, because broadcasters have no way of knowing what the FCC will find offensive," the appeals court wrote.


I guess the fallout of this leads to the FCC explicitly defining what "patently offensive" means. But for now, that's a nice kick to the FCC's gonads.




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FUCK YOU, AMERICA!!! That is all.
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    Originally posted by It's False
    which said that profanity referring to sex or excrement is always indecent.


Fuck that shit.
Mike Zeidler
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Hooray! Perhaps now we can get rid of the very annoying seven second delay we have on all our programming!



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Since: 21.8.03
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I was wondering whether this will lead to the FCC maintaining the central, approved list of unacceptable swears.

I was then going to help out by posting a number of said words, because, well how often does the opportunity present itself to post nothing but a heap of curse words?

But then this appeared in my twitter timeline, which I feel is much more appropriate:
http://jezebel.com/5584818/the-periodic-table-of-swearing

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AWArulz
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any table that does not include Holy F**ing Sh** is not complete.

May I inquire as to the meaning of "prat"?



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.12
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    any table that does not include Holy F**ing Sh** is not complete.

    May I inquire as to the meaning of "prat"?


"Prat" is British for a pompous or arrogant idiot.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.45
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    any table that does not include Holy F**ing Sh** is not complete.

    May I inquire as to the meaning of "prat"?


It's a British term that means idiot, dumbass, etc.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.91
Thank God, we can hear crowds chanting bullshit again.
lotjx
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If only he lived to see this day, for at leas a couple of days, he got his wish.

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