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FCC Fines CBS $550,000 for Jackson Super Bowl Show
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,133168,00.html ^

Posted on 09/22/2004 9:47:22 AM PDT by Spackidagoosh

FCC Fines CBS $550,000 for Jackson Super Bowl Show

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Wednesday fined CBS a record $550,000 for Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction," which exposed the singer's breast during this year's Super Bowl halftime show.

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to slap each of the 20 CBS-owned television stations with the maximum indecency penalty of $27,500. The total penalty of $550,000 is the largest fine levied against a television broadcaster. Most of the FCC's bigger fines have been against radio stations.

The agency's five commissioners decided not to fine CBS' more than 200 affiliate stations.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbs; fcc; superbowl; tramp

1 posted on 09/22/2004 9:47:22 AM PDT by Spackidagoosh
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To: Spackidagoosh

Well, well, well...another nail in the CBS coffin.


2 posted on 09/22/2004 9:49:35 AM PDT by andie74 (W stands for Women)
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To: martin_fierro
More...

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3 posted on 09/22/2004 9:50:53 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Spackidagoosh
Federal regulators on Wednesday fined CBS a record $550,000 for Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction,"

How much did they fine for P. Diddy's crotch grabbing, and the swarms of sluttish people onstage in both "performances"?

4 posted on 09/22/2004 9:52:34 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Spackidagoosh
Sounds like they're "piling on".

To quote the Goober, "Bring it on!" Higher and Deeper!

5 posted on 09/22/2004 9:52:35 AM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: Spackidagoosh
I disagree with fining the stations - the fine should be in CBS's corporate lap.

Why did it take 8 months, anyway?

6 posted on 09/22/2004 9:52:54 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Spackidagoosh
Gee that's about 180 seconds worth of ads on 60 Minutes II.

Or about 20 seconds on a Super Bowl ad.

7 posted on 09/22/2004 9:53:50 AM PDT by N. Theknow (N. Theknow - Proud Member - Vast Right Wing Googling Pajama Monkeys)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I bet it takes CBS less than 60 Minutes to pay that fine.


8 posted on 09/22/2004 9:53:52 AM PDT by babaloo
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To: Spackidagoosh

Yippee-skip. That's about what, one 30-second spot at halftime?

C-BS can pay this out of petty cash. A real penalty would be so heavy that the stockholders have to pass the hat.


9 posted on 09/22/2004 9:53:54 AM PDT by Old Sarge (ZOT 'em all, let MOD sort 'em out!)
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To: Spackidagoosh

I've never seen more BS overreacting over something in my entire life than I have with this event.


10 posted on 09/22/2004 9:54:01 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan (A gun owner voting for John Kerry is like a chicken voting for Col. Saunders. (bye bye .30-30))
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To: Izzy Dunne
It's still in their corporate lap:
"...voted unanimously to slap each of the 20 CBS-owned television stations with the maximum indecency penalty of $27,500....The agency's five commissioners decided not to fine CBS' more than 200 affiliate stations."

11 posted on 09/22/2004 9:54:41 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Spackidagoosh

Couldn't happen to a more deserving network. However, I question the fairness of slapping the fine on 20 stations. Big government handing out big fines to fund their operations...this kind of punishment could be turned against conservative stations some day. I find it scary, myself.


12 posted on 09/22/2004 9:54:46 AM PDT by Ciexyz ("FR, best viewed with a budgie on hand")
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To: andie74

Well, well, well...another nail in the CBS coffin.

You would think, but with c bs who knows. They seem to have 9 lives. The way the dims are spinning this makes my hair turn gray. I remember election night 2000. Rather was just sure that he made the right call on Gore winning Florida. I know he was not alone, but he was first and he was giddy, then his face turned to dismay. I just hope and pray we do not have to live through another night like that ever again.


13 posted on 09/22/2004 9:57:19 AM PDT by JFC (Hate, no, that is what makes us different than them.)
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To: Spackidagoosh
I'd say Rathergate was 10 times worse than the wardrobe malfunction incident so now we can set a price: $5,500,000.
14 posted on 09/22/2004 9:57:37 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (You never know what you'll get when you troll through a newsroom with a phony document.)
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To: Constitution Day
Well, I suppose it was a way to get around the $27,500 limit, but the implication is that these stations did something wrong, that the (non-owned) affiliates didn't.
And I don't think that's the case - it's the producers of the show (corporate) who are to blame.
15 posted on 09/22/2004 10:02:07 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: andie74

$550,000?

What does that amount to? 15 seconds-worth of Super Bowl commerical revenue?

This is chump change, not a coffin nail.


16 posted on 09/22/2004 10:03:19 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (The message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing...)
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To: Izzy Dunne; Landru
I disagree with fining the stations - the fine should be in CBS's corporate lap.

While it's a start, this is loose change for cBS. Also, I don't think the FCC has any pull with broadcasters, only the licensed stations.

FGS

17 posted on 09/22/2004 10:09:42 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: Spackidagoosh
Viacom owner of CBS: MTV Running Ad Saying Kids Will Be Drafted!!"

Viacom lie debunked here on Snopes.com









18 posted on 09/22/2004 10:11:17 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (What did Dan Rather know, and when did he know it?)
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To: Spackidagoosh

Janet should have to pay the fine. If we believe the hype, NO ONE knew she was planning to have a "wardrobe malfunction".


19 posted on 09/22/2004 11:03:56 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Repeal CFR NOW!!)
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To: Spackidagoosh

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAAA!!!

HAVE A NICE DAY LES MOONVES!!!!


20 posted on 09/22/2004 11:05:58 AM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: angkor
How much did they fine for P. Diddy's crotch grabbing, and the swarms of sluttish people onstage in both "performances"?

I think they gave a pass to P. Daddy's crotch grabbing because he admitted that he forgot to use the little boy's room before he went out to perform.

21 posted on 09/22/2004 11:23:55 AM PDT by usadave
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To: benjaminjjones

I agree. Pressure is mounting. Top's gonna blow at some point...


22 posted on 09/22/2004 8:31:30 PM PDT by ZOTnot (first "LADY?" (Theresa: 'Idiots', 'Shove it', 'Scumbags'). [I'll stick with Laura,please!])
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