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Old 07-17-2005, 08:13 PM   #1
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FCC at it again!

Those rowdy rock stars have been at it again.

A TV watchdog group filed a complaint against ABC on Thursday because the Who sang the real lyrics to "Who Are You" during the Live 8 concert in London on July 2.

In its complaint, the Parents Television Council said the band's performance included the "who the f--- are you" line, which is usually heard in full when the song plays on the radio.

"The program was aired on a tape delay, which should have given ABC ample time to edit all obscenities from the concert prior to broadcast," said Tim Winter, executive director of the PTC. "ABC took steps to edit other profanity from the broadcast. But given the time of day that this program aired, the broad family appeal of the Live 8 event, as well as the program's PG rating, ABC should have been more diligent."

In a statement, ABC admitted the error but said it edited the word out once the network discovered that it had slipped through.

"ABC producers successfully edited out numerous instances of inappropriate language from the Live 8 performances before they were aired on the ABC Television Network," ABC said. "Unfortunately, one inappropriate phrase sung by one performer was initially missed and made it into the East Coast network feed. It was subsequently edited out of the West Coast feed." (ABC also bleeped the "bull----" reference in Pink Floyd's "Money.")

The FCC ruled in December that the "f" word is automatically considered indecent. The ruling came in response to U2 singer Bono's utterance of a version of the word during the 2003 Golden Globes broadcast.

Since then, the FCC has modified that ruling after complaints were filed against the movie "Saving Private Ryan." On a 5-0 vote, the commission said the language, when taken in the context of the film, did not run afoul of the regulations.

Federal law bars radio stations and over-the-air television channels from airing references to sexual and excretory functions between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., when children may be tuning in. The rules do not apply to cable and satellite channels or satellite radio.


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Old 07-17-2005, 10:40 PM   #2
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Federal law bars radio stations and over-the-air television channels from airing references to sexual and excretory functions between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., when children may be tuning in.
You know what? FUCK CHILDREN.

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Old 07-18-2005, 12:31 AM   #3
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But I guess it's okay to run Viagra and Cialis commercials all day long. Especially during the Superbowl.
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:14 AM   #4
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we should at least congratulate AOL for refusing to censor anything. they had some annoying black banners every once in awhile warning you there might be something to offend the jesus freaks. that should be enough.
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:32 AM   #5
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Originally posted by typhoon

You know what? FUCK CHILDREN.
I've had it up to HERE with children as well. Everything is designed around them, as to not influence them badly.

Fuck them. They don't work, they can't vote, they can't drive, they can't buy beer or guns, many of them can't read. All they do is break stuff, eat Farina, and shit themselves, and get in the way of MY life.
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:11 PM   #6
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It's not about "the children." It's about the Christian Taliban trying to assert its power and influence over the rest of the nation.

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Old 07-18-2005, 04:55 PM   #7
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Oh no.

Did all those people who watch that show that uses that song find out that it had a nasty word in it?

It's rock and roll, people. It's about fucking.

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