Skip to comments.FCC May Allow 'Brief' Nudity, More Cursing on Broadcast TV
Posted on 04/05/2013 3:53:18 AM PDT by markomalley
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering whether to loosen restrictions for obscenity on broadcast television and radio. This rule change would allow brief non-sexual-nudity and isolated expletives in prime time, while children are still awake and watching TV.
The FCC claims that it will consider the publics sentiment as its members make a decision and has given Americans the month of April to file their comments.
Outgoing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski previously had to order the Enforcement Bureau only to tackle egregious cases because of the backlog of reported obscenity cases. In the last 6 months, the FCCs caseload has plummeted 70 percent, with more than one million complaints ignored.
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Old wise Arab saying: Do not allow a camel to put his nose under the edge of your tent, or soon you will have a camel in your tent.
Another step on the road to Perdition.
Lord quickly come.
Then maybe we can all take a peak at Ms. Judd’s tits?
This is the real race to the bottom.
With what’s available online and in a lot of video games these days most kids will probably yawn at a few boobs and bums here and there on tv.Having said that,it’s still a little further down the slope we slide.The god of this world gets to isolate christians just that little more,always pushing.
Oh good. I was just saying the other day that this world needs a lot more cursing - people these days are just too straight-laced.
I thought we already had that.
That’s a great phrase. Yeah, more nudity and cursing, that’s exactly what our culture needs.
Better they should start banning the sadism and cruelty that masquerades as cop shows and “prank” shows.
Well, I came real close to giving up satellite TV two months ago.
The day is coming soon when I will rescue my TV from the aggressive onslaught on the TV.
FCC is basically saying ‘we get too many complaints to investigate, so we want to just allow a lot of it.’
In other parts of Washington, various agencies are INCREASING their numbers of regulations and reporting requirements. Will they eventually hide their heads in the ground, too?
This shows the endemic problem with government and governmental regulations. They eventually become so massive that they crumble under their own weight. How many regulations are still on the books regarding, for example, buggy whips?
Ow! My Balls!
Idiocracy is prediction.
“FCC May Allow ‘Brief’ Nudity, More Cursing on Broadcast TV”
The glass is already full, now they call the overflow, “Brief”, how will “Brief” be defined?
I remember network executives hyping this stuff 20 years ago. What we got was an all too long screen shot of Sipowitz’s bare ass.
They already allow “bitch.” “Shit” has been used in plenty of shows without censor (i.e. South Park). “Damn” can be used, but they bleep the word “God” if used in the same phrase. No problem with “ass,” but the “hole” is bleeped if used. Most shows will bleep the F-word, but we all know what they’re saying.
We’ve relaxed sin to a point that it’s universally accepted. Adding some nudity to Nickelodeon shows might keep the parents tuned in.
(Hoping I don’t need a /sarc)
If that happens - what will HBO do? - the levels that our society is dropping is staggering...
Too bad the FCC never outlawed stupidity on TV.
So the characters will be able to run around naked and swearing on TV as long as they aren’t holding a gun, smoking a cigarette or saying anything bad about gays.
Hmmm....would that include fellatio and cunnilingus, since “Oral sex isn’t sex”?
Disgusting and disappointing all the way around.
...... I hear you.
Essentially, all we watch are occasional sporting events, and the food and home channels. And even they test our patience with their increasingly agenda driven programming.
Then there is our 10-12 episode HBO subscription, for whatever is this year’s blind squirrel good series : / In years prior, it was Rome, now it is Game of Thrones. We subscribe for the duration, and then sever ties as soon as it concludes. We always make the reason we are closing the subscription clear - that their “mature”, (when did the terms “adult” & “mature” become synonymous with gratuitous violence and/or indiscriminate sex?!) programming that runs 24/7 is horrifying. When I ask them what they think about the children who are home sick, with mom at work, their quick, assured answer is always that there are “controls” parents can use. But when I ask them if they truly believe that time/technology impaired parents can set up controls that their much more technologically adept children cannot figure out, we find that the scripted answers fall away.
We then close by offering the thought provoking idea, that to be truly adult, means understanding that children should be protected. That it is not censorship to keep gratuitous material from beaming into American homes 24/7. That adults who want to view the like in the middle of them day can most definitely figure out a way without HBO/Cinemax et al.
Just yesterday, DH offered the thought that we could just go ahead close the account now, and then buy this season’s dvd when it is released.... Yes, we would still be funding them, but at least we would not be condoning the daily onslaught : |
Dear Lord, our nation has turned from You, but please, hear us, and share Your strength and guidance as we fight to turn the tide.
Do they really think that I am going to be entertained by following the antics of a cannibal?
It seems as though all they have is stupid reality TV, cookie-cutter medical-police dramas and insipid Disney Channel-inspired comedies. The well-written stuff is pretty rare these days.
It is quite evident that they have run out of ideas and are scrapping the bottom of the barrel.
Oh, my! I do believe I've come down with a case of the vapors!
People should reach for their remote control instead of demanding that Government protect their kids from "bad" words.
And this is going to make things better for us in what way?
I just hope the future is that funny.
We dropped satellite a decade ago because they liked randomly giving us free movies. Nothing like sitting with the kids flipping through channels and getting Janet Jacksoned. They told us we would have to block the channels ourselves because they were going to randomly open up adult material even though we had none on our plan. We told them no thanks and never looked back.
I thought I missed the news channels until last year when I spent 2 weeks in the hospital. Nope, I don’t miss them either.
It kinda is right now...if it wasn’t hurting my financial lifestyle!
I really hope you are correct.
With cannibalism being taught as a worthy topic in grade school, that show just doesn't set well with me.
Besides that the whole topic is just plain bad.