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FCC May Allow 'Brief' Nudity, More Cursing on Broadcast TV
Big Hollywood ^ | 4 Apr 2013 | William Bigelow

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 public’s 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 FCC’s caseload has plummeted 70 percent, with more than one million complaints ignored.

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1 posted on 04/05/2013 3:53:18 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

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.

2 posted on 04/05/2013 4:21:40 AM PDT by Zakeet (If idiots could fly, Washington would be an airport)
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To: markomalley

Another step on the road to Perdition.

Lord quickly come.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 4:27:54 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: markomalley

4 posted on 04/05/2013 4:28:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: markomalley

cool,
Then maybe we can all take a peak at Ms. Judd’s tits?


5 posted on 04/05/2013 4:40:06 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: markomalley

This is the real race to the bottom.


6 posted on 04/05/2013 4:46:33 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: markomalley

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.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 4:49:09 AM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: markomalley

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.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 4:49:47 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: markomalley
FCC May Allow 'Brief' Nudity, More Cursing on Broadcast TV

I thought we already had that.

9 posted on 04/05/2013 4:51:04 AM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: Zakeet

That’s a great phrase. Yeah, more nudity and cursing, that’s exactly what our culture needs.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 5:00:07 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: markomalley

Better they should start banning the sadism and cruelty that masquerades as cop shows and “prank” shows.


11 posted on 04/05/2013 5:13:30 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: markomalley

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.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 5:14:28 AM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: markomalley

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?


13 posted on 04/05/2013 5:14:46 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: P.O.E.

Ow! My Balls!

Idiocracy is prediction.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 5:22:47 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: markomalley

“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?


15 posted on 04/05/2013 5:27:17 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: markomalley

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.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 5:35:06 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: JudyinCanada

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)


17 posted on 04/05/2013 5:39:27 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: markomalley

If that happens - what will HBO do? - the levels that our society is dropping is staggering...


18 posted on 04/05/2013 5:41:25 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: warchild9
I remember seeing this movie - and thinking - WOW, this is going to be the US in a short time...and it's getting shorting as each day passes...

Almost there!
19 posted on 04/05/2013 5:46:43 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: markomalley

Too bad the FCC never outlawed stupidity on TV.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 5:47:19 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: markomalley
Actually, I'd have less of a problem with "brief, non-sexual nudity" then with the blatent sexual innuendos that are airing on network TV now. Some of them are truly disgusting!

And PBS has done this before, I remember seeing nudity watching "Shinderler's List" on PBS, but that was "art" so it is OK.
21 posted on 04/05/2013 5:48:26 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: markomalley

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.


22 posted on 04/05/2013 6:08:45 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: markomalley
on Broadcast TV
I haven't watched a show (or the news) on broadcast TV in well over 20 years. Cancelled the cesspool called HBO back then too.
I guess I don't know what I'm missing.
23 posted on 04/05/2013 6:18:47 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: jaydubya2
And PBS has done this before, I remember seeing nudity watching "Shinderler's List" on PBS, but that was "art" so it is OK.

You actually have to go all the way back to 1973, when PBS made history by showing Valerie Perrine's tatas on the TV. It was the broadcast version of the play "Steambath." Even though I had already seen Perrine nekkid in "Slaughterhouse Five" at the movies, seeing them...I mean her...on TV made it more illicit.
24 posted on 04/05/2013 6:34:06 AM PDT by drjimmy
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To: markomalley

“non-sexual-nudity”

Hmmm....would that include fellatio and cunnilingus, since “Oral sex isn’t sex”?

Disgusting and disappointing all the way around.


25 posted on 04/05/2013 6:46:56 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: conservativepoet

...... 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.
Tatt


26 posted on 04/05/2013 6:54:10 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: markomalley
Last night I watched "The Office" which I love. All during the show they kept showing those annoying slide-in adverts for "Hannibal."

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.

27 posted on 04/05/2013 6:59:31 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: markomalley
...brief “non-sexual-nudity” and isolated expletives

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.

28 posted on 04/05/2013 7:37:57 AM PDT by gdani
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To: markomalley

And this is going to make things better for us in what way?


29 posted on 04/05/2013 8:16:56 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: BCW

I just hope the future is that funny.

/Brawndo!


30 posted on 04/05/2013 8:55:45 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: conservativepoet

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.


31 posted on 04/05/2013 9:56:46 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: warchild9

It kinda is right now...if it wasn’t hurting my financial lifestyle!


32 posted on 04/05/2013 11:06:50 AM PDT by BCW (Going John Galt -- see everyone that is smart on the other side...)
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To: Slyfox

Hannibal might not be around very long. It only got 4.3 million viewership for its premiere. Most shows tend to lose viewership after the premiere. It might limp along as NBC heads for the summer venue.

NBC still continues to have weak programs.
33 posted on 04/05/2013 1:37:26 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
Hannibal might not be around very long.

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.

34 posted on 04/05/2013 4:03:24 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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