US television regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may not have the right to police American airwaves, a court has ruled. The ruling is a blow to a George W Bush-led clampdown on on-air swearing. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York has said that an indecency finding in 2006 against …
For those that haven't heard it, Idle introduces it as:
"Here’s a little song I wrote the other day while I was out duck hunting with a judge… It’s a new song, it’s dedicated to the FCC and if they broadcast it, it will cost a quarter of a million dollars."
Enjoy from http://www.pythonline.com/plugs/idle/
(more from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FCC_Song)
Why don't they just ban children looking at TV ? Or why don't they make a law stating that it is illegal to let children watch TV after a given hour ?
These music awards, they didn't get broadcast at 4 P.M., right ? What is a child (meaning under 13 years) doing in front of the TV after 8 P.M. anyway ?
Oh, I forgot. This is America - the Land of the Free From Responsibility. Anything goes, as long as the Reverend approves.
And the Reverend approves of killing, we all know that. But swearing ? God no.
This is why some of us get a little twitchy now and then; the fear that the Religious Right is on the verge of completely taking over and invoking a purge of non-believers...
Don't fret yet however, the GOP is almost certainly headed out the door in 2008 for a solid 8 years. Maybe then we can get back to enjoying our no longer secretive hedonistic lifestyles.
The FCC can suck it! (just not before 8pm on broadcast TV, apparently)
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