there aughtta be a law

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is facing pressure from lawmakers and family values groups to crack down on TV stations that broadcast nudity, curse words or other offensive material, but aggressive enforcement could cause a backlash from broadcasters and civil liberties advocates.

The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the indecency ban seven months ago.

At the time, Genachowski said that, consistent with constitutional protections, “the FCC will carry out Congress’s directive to protect young TV viewers.”

…The FCC has yet to issue any fines or draft any rules on the issue….

“Flacco just dropped the F-bomb on national TV and no one edited it out.


  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm |

    I didn’t get there until halftime, and first thing I saw was a crotch shot of some whore in black patent leather and lace yelling something with entirely too many notes. I actually flipped channels thinking I got a Playboy or porn channel by accident.
    So that was whatthehellshername Seyance, Beyotchey?
    Totally unimpressed.
    Great game second half though, right down to the last seconds!

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm |

    If ya got no talent, startle, offend, titillate, use lots of electronic help and get a good agent.

  3. mojo
    Posted February 3, 2013 at 11:03 pm |

    Appropriate. Superbowl halftime is the crotch of America.

  4. Jess
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 4:31 am |

    It will never stop, until the televisions are switched off, the networks are exposed to a tremendous amount of lost revenue and people write letters to their congress critters.

    Until then, that is what we get.

  5. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 7:45 am |

    … and the evil masterminds of the world stroke their white cats, puff their cigarettes held in the Euro manner, lean back into the shadows, and whisper, “Yesssss.”

  6. geezerette
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 8:12 am |

    Biden screwed up he just said Big Fing deal— Fing Awesome is more Awesomer.

  7. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 8:31 am |



  8. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 10:18 am |

    That top graphic is exactly the first PShop I was gonna make, if I hadn’t resisted temptation, knowing it wouldn’t be necessary.

  9. Freddie Sykes
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm |

    If that was a woman I was attracted to, all you would see was the back of my head.

    “I hate ‘em when they ain’t been shaved.” Severen