Skip to comments.Growing number of CBS affiliates refusing to carry profanity laden program
Posted on 09/06/2006 10:46:23 AM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
Ask the FCC to enforce broadcast decency laws should CBS air profane language during prime-time viewing hours this Sunday evening
Earlier I wrote you about the plans by CBS to air "9/11" containing hardcore profanity during primetime viewing (Supreme Court's 'safe-harbour') hours when children are most likely to be watching television. The program is schedule to air this Sunday evening.
Because of your actions, CBS announced they would not seek sponsors for the program. But they also said, sponsors or no sponsors, that they will not mute the profanity.
A growing number of CBS affiliates have publicly stated that they would not carry the program. Other affiliates are expected to drop the show or air it late at night. Those that do carry it risk at fine of $325,000 for each indecent incident. Potential fines could run into the millions of dollars.
But CBS has responded by saying that the profanity is ok to broadcast to children because it will be shown "in context" of the program itself.
If the FCC allows this as an acceptable excuse to air the profanity, it leaves the door open for CBS to show anything and everything because anything, and everything, is always "in context."
For instance, suppose CBS decides they want to air a documentary concerning pornography. Using CBS's logic, the network could show actual hardcore pornographic scenes in an "after school special" saying the scenes are "in context" and necessary because they are an integral part of the documentary.
The phrase "in context" means that CBS could (and would) show anything because it is "in context." In the final analysis "in context" means nothing is exempt.
I urge you to email the FCC urging them to reject the "in context" argument. A copy will also go to CBS. And please forward this to your friends and family.
Send the email to the FCC asking them to reject the "in context" argument.
Contact your local CBS affiliate" and ask them not to air "9/11." Tell them you are prepared to file a formal complaint with the FCC if they do.
Please inform your friends and family.
Click Here to Email the FCC Now!
ever notice how they apply this law literally when something is of interest to conservatives, but never when it is of interests to liberals and perverts?
What the heck is this?
"I urge you to email the FCC urging them to reject the "in context" argument."
-I reject this post, no matter what the context.
That documentary is reality - deal with it.
And if you don't like it, don't watch it. But please, we don't need you playing nanny for the rest of us.
What in the heck are you talking about?
I usually like AFA, but they can go pound sand.
This is a documentary.
It should not be censored.
AFA is on the side of terrorists apparently.
Have you seen this program?
I have; it has NOTHING to do with the profanity; it's what really happened.
This "campaign" is a prime example of "pick your battles."
Nonsense. Every profanity costs the network $300,000. They're not about to sprinkle dirty words around at those rates.
Don't really care about the profanity, the subject is the firey murder of 3000 innocent people by Islamic terrorists for crying out loud.
What I want to know is does this program portray a true reflection of the horrific attack, or is it more apologist, terrorist-glorifying, morally ambiguous propaganda from our Hollywood leftists?
I bet they are demonrats, looking to abort the truth.
Wouldn't it make more sense if I simply exercised my prerogative as a parent and simply informed my children that they were not allowed to watch the program?
Or, better yet, not having a head filled with oatmeal mush, I bet I can find the on-off switch by myself.
I care less what the networks do.
I will monitor what my children do and the networks will either respond to the lack of viewers by stopping the broadcast of the questionable content or they won't, at which point they will lose sponsors and viewers and eventually will go away, anyway.
I don't need the state to be a nanny and this type of solicitation of protest is exactly that.
I will decide what my children watch or do not watch.
If so, this is a must-see, profanity or no.
I suspect it's mostly the liberal crowd who don't want this shown, just as they like to keep all reminders of 9-11 away from the public. Taking advantage of some gullible conservatives, I suppose.
Do they use actual content, or is this some low life CBS sponsored dog and pony show. How much you want to bet that NO profanity towards the Islamofascist will be presented.
LOL. Censoring the f-word and the s-word now means that one is on the side of the terrorists.
For the record, don't bleep the words out, it's a documentary and the use of the words reflects the harsh reality we faced that day.
Go mind your own f-ing business, jerk--don't like it? DON'T WATCH IT!
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