The fine is for a scene where a boy surprises a woman as she prepares to take a shower. If I eat enough chilli I can play a pretty mean tune with them: Spoken like a staunch Dubya supporter! Lastly, the broadcasting company insisted that it had received only "a modest number of complaints" for the program, to which the FCC replied that the agency received "numerous complaints, including thousands of letters from members of various citizen advocacy groups. But the agency turned down that plea as well, declaring that the scene, "which included repeated and lingering images of a woman naked from the back, with close-up views of her naked buttocks, presented adult female nudity in a manner that shocks and titillates viewers.
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The FCC said that it received "numerous complaints" about the scene. The lightly staffed FCC enforcement bureau must go up against broadcasters, which have more legal and financial resources to battle the proposed fine and have a vested interest in dragging out the proceeding. And while ABC included in the program a warning that "this police drama contains adult language and partial nudity," the FCC says that is not enough. But in the same decision, the agency let an episode of NYPD Blue off the hook for repeatedly airing of the word "bullshit" because the complainant had filed charges against a broadcast of the program aired after 10 PM, the beginning of television's "safe harbor" period. The episode in question, aired Feb. Cheryl 'on the mend' says Simon Cowell.
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Spoken like a staunch Dubya supporter! Mine is not, but any woman I'm with is fair game. AND it was a good show from start to finale Follow us Campaignliveus CampaignUS. CBS is appealing the fine. This is the entirety of the FCC's discussion of this point.
Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Operating from a central bureau in Nashville, Tenn. The FCC actions are absolutely right, which makes me wonder if they are going to fine other channels for showing indecent speech and images. Just after his first week of official practice, new transfer Jesse Miritello persuaded sever…. Conflate the two at your peril!