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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Jul 15, 2013 8:16 PM Flag

    FCC delays decision on allowing more nudity and cursing on TV


    FCC delays decision on allowing more nudity and cursing on TV

    Ben Goad - 07/15/13 05:04 PM ET

    Regulators are extending the comment period on a controversial proposal to ease restrictions on cursing and “nonsexual nudity” over public airwaves.

    The action drew fire Monday from opponents of the idea, who have called upon the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to scrap the plan and salvage the final vestiges of family-friendly broadcasting.

    Back in April, the FCC put out a call for feedback on a plan to focus on the most egregious cases of indecency. If adopted, the less stringent regulations would reflect a shift from George W. Bush-era policies of pursuing penalties for isolated infractions on broadcast television.

    The FCC is soliciting comments on how to handle infrequent swearing and instances of nudity that are not overtly sexual.

    There has been no shortage of feedback. The FCC has been flooded with more than 100,000 submissions, the vast majority from opponents of the proposed action.

    Private citizens and traditional values argue there is already too much smut on television, and say there’s plenty of room for more adult entertainment on cable, the Internet and satellite radio.

    But the networks contend that times have changed, and say their right to free speech is violated when they are penalized for broadcasting material that has become ubiquitous in other forms of entertainment.

    In May, the FCC announced it was extending the comment period, with the final submissions to be filed no later than this Thursday.

    College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI), which represents students involved in radio and television, requested a second extension on July 1, noting the vast number of comments filed. CBI also cited the complexity of the proposal and its own wherewithal to respond, given a limited budget and a summer staffing shortage.

    The FCC agreed to extend the comment deadline until August 2.

    “We recognize the importance of affording all inte

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    • There are only a handful of reasons to use the "f" word.
      1. When you hit your thumb with a 20 oz. hammer.
      2. When your wife runs off with the paper boy.
      3. When someone sits on the shaker hood of your 77 Trans Am , while watching a fireworks display.
      4. When you find that very special antique glass piece at a yard sale for a buck and drop it on the concrete walking away.
      NEVER spend any time with another person who can't communicate without swearing every other sentence. Don't degrade yourself by hanging around them because they are LOSERS.

      and those that make or act in septic tank movies better find another job. You POISON just one Soul and you are in trouble....

    • If you want cursing and nudity subscribe to cable. TV is almost devoid of good content as it is, why debase it even more.

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