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Old 03-20-2006, 07:42 AM   #1
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Teen Sex Orgy Scores $3,500,000 Fine

Well I figure that the headline will get some attention
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FCC slaps CBS with $3.5 million record fine

After more than a year of inactivity, the Federal Communications Commission leapt into action yesterday, levying dozens of sanctions for indecency against television broadcasters - including a record $3.5 million fine against CBS for airing an episode of the hit drama Without a Trace that included what the commission labeled a "teen sex orgy."

The rulings, which included fines against NBC, Fox and WB's Washington affiliate, define new and tougher standards on indecency and appear to expand by one the list of words banned from the air.

They also represent the first actions taken by the FCC chairman, Kevin J. Martin, a former White House economic adviser.

"The number of complaints received by the commission has risen year after year," Martin said in a statement. "I share the concerns of the public - and of parents, in particular." Between the years of 2002 and 2005, the agency received 300,000 complaints about television shows. Anyone may file a complaint.
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Some complain that while America gets puritanical about sex it has a problem with violence in it's media - frankly I think that it could do with more of both.
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The FCC can fuck off.

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Now can they appeal against this? I read that it isn't feesible with the most of fines because it just costs to much to bring it up to the courts, but could they put the FCC up and show how it violates free speech?
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Now can they appeal against this? I read that it isn't feesible with the most of fines because it just costs to much to bring it up to the courts, but could they put the FCC up and show how it violates free speech?
The fine they just received is pittance compared to the ad revenue they made on the aforementioned programs, and they'd probably spend more on lawyer fees trying to appeal it.

I find it interesting that they'd fine a "teen sex orgy" (which I'm certain is overblown), but don't ask themselves why children are watching "Without a Trace" to begin with. Children shouldn't be watching this show anyway.

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That shouldn't even be an issue - if parents don't want their kids to see that then they should just use the v-chip.

Where does the FCC get it's mandate and these dickhead political appointments.
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I wonder if they'll go after Desperate Housewives-they had two teenage guys kissing in one scene and shirtless in bed in another last night. They didn't do anything in bed but it might still be a "problem" for the FCC.
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That shouldn't even be an issue - if parents don't want their kids to see that then they should just use the v-chip.
Indeed. It just goes to show that the Religious Right will settle for nothing less than "The 700 Club" 24/7.

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Where does the FCC get it's mandate and these dickhead political appointments.
The Telecommunications Act of 1933 gives it its mandate, and as for the political appointments, you have no one else to blame other than Bush. It's tradition that all the commissioners resign with the departure of a president, so all the current appointees are the responsibililty of the current president.

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CBS knew what it was doing. The fine is cheap advertising for the show, which now will gain new viewers (those who want to watch teen sex orgies).

I bet CBS did a Pinto analysis and decided it was a profitable move.
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(those who want to watch teen sex orgies).


do you *really* think there's a teen sex orgy on the show?

or is this just hyperbole in order to get the collective panties of "Parent/Family Groups" in a big old bunch?
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I'd like to know what they mean by "teen sex orgy" myself. I didn't see the show so I'm not in a position to judge, but they may be blowing it up just to get their way.
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or is this just hyperbole in order to get the collective panties of "Parent/Family Groups" in a big old bunch?
That is the description of from the Commission (not the special interest groups).
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That is the description of from the Commission (not the special interest groups).


the lines are not so clearly drawn, context counts, and just who are these "new and tougher fines" designed to placate in a post-Janet Jackson nipple world?
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:O That is a huge amount, its a serious issue though!
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Any thoughts on what the one more banned word is?
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Thank god I live in a country where the government allows programmers to air a show like the Sopranos unedited during primetime on network tv, with the understanding that we're capable of making decisions for ourselves.

The downside of this is that the episodes aren't current, and so we don't get to see them until after HBO has run through the entire season. :needsSopranosfix:
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