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(AP)   CBS affiliates not airing previously aired 9/11 documentary because emergency workers used worse language then "Gosh, darnit" as they described their emotions as the Twin Towers fell on their heads   ( divider line
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2006-09-03 03:13:36 PM  
You just watch your language, young man.
2006-09-03 03:17:59 PM  
You can thank the nutjobs at the PRC and the like for that. The ridiculous fines that TV stations are facing now scare them from showing anything that might remotely be offensive.
2006-09-03 03:23:54 PM  
F the FCC
2006-09-03 03:25:31 PM  
I'm waiting for the PTC to tell me what to think about this.
2006-09-03 03:26:47 PM  
2006-09-03 03:39:45 PM  
I'm more concerned about the PTA.
2006-09-03 03:40:47 PM  
SpongBub: You can thank the nutjobs at the PRC

What does communist China have to do with this? :)
2006-09-03 03:42:30 PM  
Jeepers, can't they just Flanderize the soundtrack...

Ding dang diddly doodle - the second diddly dang tower just ding diddly collapsed !
2006-09-03 04:02:53 PM  
[FCC spokeswoman Tamara Lipper] noted that "the historical context of 9/11 is important to the context of the broadcast" but said she could not predict how the commission might view the show if it receives complaints.

The commission, if it had any balls at all, would come right out and say that nobody will be fined for showing this program. But they won't, they just say they'll wait and respond to complaints, which are most certainly forthcoming.

With this kind of behavior coming from the FCC, I'll be damned if I'll blame some activist group for the problem here.

/I still hate the AFA and the PTC
//tits over ass
2006-09-03 04:10:20 PM  
CBS needs to grow some balls and do it anyway. Even if they got a fine again, the PR from doing something like that would put them in such a ridiculously positive light compared to the whole Super Bowl fiasco. That day will never be forgotten by anyone, and that particular documentary should be shown in its entirety or not at all.
2006-09-03 04:15:31 PM  
"If you're cleaning out your garage and you drop an anvil on your foot, do you say, "Spring is here!"?

--Buddy Hackett
2006-09-03 04:37:45 PM  
PacersJAM3s: CBS needs to grow some balls and do it anyway.

CBS is showing it. Some affiliates aren't. That's because affiliates get the fine, not CBS. Does it make sense that individual stations got fined for JJ's boobie? Because that's how it works.
2006-09-03 06:03:21 PM  
Reactron - wouldn't it be collap-diddly-apsed?
2006-09-03 06:14:02 PM  
hundreds of people expiring in a flame-ball? A-OK.
people jumping hundreds of stories to their death to avoid the inferno? A-OK.
shocked, stunned, and demoralized dust covered zombies running from the carnage? A-OK.

seeing any of the above and saying 'holy shiat!' - NOT OK!

i'd say this was a case of massively misplaced priorities, doesn't seem like there are any priorities at all. just busy bodies.
2006-09-03 06:24:16 PM  
This is why I love Canada. Up here, you can say and print the word "f*ck"(uncensored, obviously) in a news story if you're directly quoting someone. And after 8pm, TV stations can air movies and TV shows uncensored because all films and TV shows(except pr0n), even crappy ones, are considered art and Canadian law forbids censoring and/or editing the content of art. So, we can have boobies and swearing even on network TV up here.

It's kinda funny because, during a newscast, you sometimes hear a reporter reading a transcript where someone says some really vulgar things.
2006-09-03 07:04:17 PM  

It's pretty much the same here in New Zealand - although there's a two-tier watershed. Language after 8:30, sex and violence after 9:30. Though there will be a warning before the show starts. News and current affairs programmes are exempt from such concerns. They won't, for example, beep out "shiat".
2006-09-03 07:50:09 PM  
I remember watching "Scared Straight" on network TV, a show where PMITA convicts yell at troubled youth. Despite an onslaught of profanity, no words were censored. They didn't give a fark about foul language then. In a documentary with such potential, who would give a fark now?
2006-09-03 08:19:05 PM  
It's OK for these supposedly sheltered little bastards to watch someone's brain get splattered all over the wall, as long as they don't say one of the evil 7 words.

I just had my arm blown off by Ahhhnold!

2006-09-03 09:25:39 PM  
submitter is missing the point. CBS affiliates are afraid of airing this documentary because the FCC has enacted draconian anti-"obscenity" policies and fines that don't provide for exceptions in news programs and such.

What's really
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is the FCC.
2006-09-03 10:04:34 PM  
At least ABC is still showing their "Blame Clinton" 9/11 agitprop.
2006-09-03 10:32:46 PM  
I suppose they should just start a big Brou-ha-ha, is that it SUBMITTER!?
I ought to punch you in the puss, I tell you.
2006-09-03 10:52:14 PM  
That's an amazing documentary. Even the filmakers decided not to shoot the bodies smashing into the streets or people crawling out of the elevators burned with skin peeling off. Too bad we've returned to moralized, pussyfied, terrified idiots.

Jeez, remember when the Viet Nam war coverage was brutal, not offensive language but violence every day. Remember once my Dad coming home with the paper once and it had a VC guerilla holding two birdcages with severed heads in them.

This is history. This is real death, life and heroism and they should show it.
2006-09-03 11:31:07 PM  
It's not PC when they do it.
2006-09-03 11:46:15 PM  
"This isn't an issue of censorship. It's an issue of responsibility to the public," said Randy Sharp, director of special projects for the group, which describes itself as a 29-year-old organization that promotes the biblical ethic of decency.

Accuracy is a far bigger issue of responsibility to the public.
2006-09-04 12:12:41 AM  
"This isn't an issue of censorship. It's an issue of responsibility to the public," said Randy Sharp, director of special projects for the group, which describes itself as a 29-year-old organization that promotes the biblical ethic of decency.

Nothing about that day was decent. Starting at the murder of the passengers and crew on the airplanes and continuing on to today, there's nothing decent about it. But to hide your head in the sand while screaming about decency is probably the least decent thing of all to do.

I think in a documentary, that all audio and video relevant to the subject should be shown. If you want to censor some words and boobies on primetime broadcast sitcoms, go right ahead. But when the subject matter is something so visceral as the human reactions to what was happening when it happened that day then I think uncensored is the only way to go. Preface it with a warning after every commercial break and let the sheeple use their V-chips. Just leave the truth the fark alone...
2006-09-04 01:13:50 AM  
Bring on the swear jar.
2006-09-04 01:29:34 AM  
nikku88: Bring on the swear jar.

[image from too old to be available]

'nikku88, You are fined one credit for a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.'
2006-09-04 02:04:43 AM  
I'm going to write a letter of protest to the FCC and of support to CBS (also whatever is appropriate to my local CBS station). And probably also complain to the groups attacking the documentary. Clearly there needs to be an anti-censorship letter campaign to match the censorship one.
2006-09-04 02:28:00 AM  
Dear Americans: Take your frickin' heads out of the sand and out of your sand-laden asses.

Dear American Family Association: Die in a fire.

Dear CBS: Grow a pair and tell the AFA and the extortionists at the FCC to suck it.

Dear Americans: Get your damn morals out of my damn TV.

Dear Kids: Question your parents.

Seriously, who gives a shiat if little Timmy Crapshispants hears a "potty word"? I led a fairly sheltered life for about three years and I believe it only stunted my social development, since the once I got out of that fundie hellhole, I had a hard time getting back on track with my peers.
2006-09-04 03:22:19 AM  
Aw but ain't that America
2006-09-04 04:12:02 AM  
Meanwhile, I will go back to watching softcore porn on cable.
2006-09-04 07:52:14 AM  
PacersJAM3s: CBS needs to grow some balls and do it anyway.

Maybe not the way it should be, but CBS is a public company.

It would be an egregious violation of trust with its shareholders if they choose to put the company at such financial risk.

/HUGE fines
//one for each CBS station that offends
///just sayin
2006-09-04 08:33:41 AM  
Thank you Janet Jackson's boob!

C'mon, it's just bad words, they never hurt anybody.
2006-09-04 08:55:39 AM  
Every day devalues what it means to be American and makes it harder to care what happens to us. I sometimes wonder how many of the 3000 people I would have hated if I knew them.
2006-09-04 11:17:59 AM  
I want it real like HBO. I don't want some half-assed version made so 2 people WHO COULD SIMPLY NOT WATCH feel better about not hearing a few bad words.

Lewis Black: "Why couldn't the funny man just say poopy?!"
2006-09-04 11:28:13 AM  
labman: F the FCC

2006-09-04 01:32:01 PM  
You can thank the nutjobs at the PRC and the like for that.

Clinton's FCC ignored the PRC. Bush's caters to them.

Go ahead and watch the film "Orwell Rolls in his Grave" if you want to see how the FCC commissioners have changed during the Bush presidency.
2006-09-04 01:39:03 PM  
I'd like to print what I think of this, but the fark filter would censor me.
2006-09-04 03:43:31 PM  
So we are allowed to watch a couple thousand people DIAF or jump to their deaths, but feel that people will be more moved by the muttering of "bad" words. Words so bad that they are more powerful than 9/11 itself?

No seriously. Who are you? How many people here are actually offended by these words and why? I need to know for my own edification.
2006-09-04 06:19:27 PM  
2006-09-04 06:25:10 PM  
You could always just bleep it out.
2006-09-05 08:04:30 AM  
No offense but Firefighters tend to be either guys with hero complexes or White Trash with drinking issues. That said, what would you expect?
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