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2013-04-13 08:57:45 AM
Didn't the FCC invent the rule themselves?
 
2013-04-13 09:00:45 AM
Even more reason never to ever watch 'Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo'
 
2013-04-13 09:01:31 AM
What are the fines after 10 p.m. and before 6 a.m?
 
2013-04-13 09:02:26 AM
You're not cable. You'll never be cable. Stop trying to be cable.
 
2013-04-13 09:04:22 AM
Isn't it something ridiculous like 90% of FCC complaints are submitted by one christian organization?
 
2013-04-13 09:05:56 AM

LDM90: You're not cable. You'll never be cable. Stop trying to be cable.


I thought cable was originally the channels that didn't need commercials during the shows, because you were paying for it.

Anyway, I hope radio is in there, too.  I cringe when I hear songs with censored words, often for little reason.  Like that one Tom Petty song with 'joint' in the chorus, they just have to distort that word..
 
2013-04-13 09:06:15 AM

Carth: Isn't it something ridiculous like 90% of FCC complaints are submitted by one christian organization?


Watch the documentary This Film Not Yet Rated (if you haven't).  It's about the MPAA instead of the FCC, but relevant I think.
 
2013-04-13 09:09:20 AM

Carth: Isn't it something ridiculous like 90% of FCC complaints are submitted by one christian organization?


Expect them to flood the comments to the FCC about this issue. War is peace. Censorship is freedom of speech.
 
2013-04-13 09:19:46 AM
I mostly listen to satellite radio where the dj's  curse occasionally on mic break.  It cracks me up to hear Elizabeth Cook call out something as bullshiat.  It's totally bizarre to listen to terrestrial radio where everything is in baby talk.
 
2013-04-13 09:22:22 AM

Alphax: LDM90: You're not cable. You'll never be cable. Stop trying to be cable.

I thought cable was originally the channels that didn't need commercials during the shows, because you were paying for it.

Anyway, I hope radio is in there, too.  I cringe when I hear songs with censored words, often for little reason.  Like that one Tom Petty song with 'joint' in the chorus, they just have to distort that word..


That's a bleep? I always thought he was rolling something called a nyuh!
 
2013-04-13 09:23:23 AM
 
2013-04-13 09:27:45 AM
It's already changing, the only thing that the FCC is keep up. Yeah, don't curse on kid's shows- but prime time isn't for kids. Adults don't have to be treated like babies. That's why shows on cable and premium cable are doing so well- there aren't silly restrictions and adults are treated like adults. Besides, if the Supreme Court keeps throwing out the fines, the FCC is pretty toothless.
 
2013-04-13 09:32:30 AM

LDM90: You're not cable. You'll never be cable. Stop trying to be cable.


Hell cable isn't cable. It's extremely rare to see a cable channel have actual nudity or cursing after 10pm. Sure the premium channels do it, but those aren't quite cable.
 
2013-04-13 09:39:48 AM

bborchar: It's already changing, the only thing that the FCC is keep up. Yeah, don't curse on kid's shows- but prime time isn't for kids. Adults don't have to be treated like babies. That's why shows on cable and premium cable are doing so well- there aren't silly restrictions and adults are treated like adults. Besides, if the Supreme Court keeps throwing out the fines, the FCC is pretty toothless.


Prime time isn't for kids?  Central Time Zone prime time starts at 7pm.  Most kids are awake at that time of day, watching TV.  There is plenty of television aimed at kids/families during the first 1-2 hours of prime time.  Granted, they're probably seeing much worse in the youtube video their friends show them than they would with any rule-bending the FCC could do.
 
2013-04-13 09:43:52 AM

Carth: Sorry I was off on the number. 99.8% of complaints are submitted by the Parents Television Council (PTC), a Christian religious fundamentalist group


If the policies change, I imagine those numbers will change.  The PTC may still submit a lot, but other people will start to make regular complaints as well, even if the only way they find out is through an ad campaign by the PTC.

No, I'm not in any way associated with the PTC, and hardly even aware of them, but they will no doubt want the noise level of those who would oppose such a move to be deafening.
 
2013-04-13 09:55:16 AM
I'd be happier if things were just written better, "grown up" language or not.
 
2013-04-13 09:55:42 AM

revman64: bborchar: It's already changing, the only thing that the FCC is keep up. Yeah, don't curse on kid's shows- but prime time isn't for kids. Adults don't have to be treated like babies. That's why shows on cable and premium cable are doing so well- there aren't silly restrictions and adults are treated like adults. Besides, if the Supreme Court keeps throwing out the fines, the FCC is pretty toothless.

Prime time isn't for kids?  Central Time Zone prime time starts at 7pm.  Most kids are awake at that time of day, watching TV.  There is plenty of television aimed at kids/families during the first 1-2 hours of prime time.  Granted, they're probably seeing much worse in the youtube video their friends show them than they would with any rule-bending the FCC could do.


I'm talking about making a blanket ban against everything in primetime because "kids might be watching".  Sure, there are family shows- and no, they wouldn't curse.  But many of the one-hour shows are for adults, and have enough violence in them that cursing and nudity shouldn't even be a big deal.  Hopefully people aren't letting their kids watch those shows- but if they are, then it's on the parents, not the tv station to keep them from it.
 
2013-04-13 10:10:00 AM

Alphax: LDM90: You're not cable. You'll never be cable. Stop trying to be cable.

I thought cable was originally the channels that didn't need commercials during the shows, because you were paying for it.

Anyway, I hope radio is in there, too.  I cringe when I hear songs with censored words, often for little reason.  Like that one Tom Petty song with 'joint' in the chorus, they just have to distort that word..


That sort of thing is regional... it always cracks me up how many more words are bleeped/distorted on the radio down south.
 
2013-04-13 10:12:12 AM

bborchar: revman64: bborchar: It's already changing, the only thing that the FCC is keep up. Yeah, don't curse on kid's shows- but prime time isn't for kids. Adults don't have to be treated like babies. That's why shows on cable and premium cable are doing so well- there aren't silly restrictions and adults are treated like adults. Besides, if the Supreme Court keeps throwing out the fines, the FCC is pretty toothless.

Prime time isn't for kids?  Central Time Zone prime time starts at 7pm.  Most kids are awake at that time of day, watching TV.  There is plenty of television aimed at kids/families during the first 1-2 hours of prime time.  Granted, they're probably seeing much worse in the youtube video their friends show them than they would with any rule-bending the FCC could do.

I'm talking about making a blanket ban against everything in primetime because "kids might be watching".  Sure, there are family shows- and no, they wouldn't curse.  But many of the one-hour shows are for adults, and have enough violence in them that cursing and nudity shouldn't even be a big deal.  Hopefully people aren't letting their kids watch those shows- but if they are, then it's on the parents, not the tv station to keep them from it.


TV shows have ratings, new tv sets/cable provider allow you to filter programing based on the rating. I don't know why they can't just use the ratings system, let parents decide what is ok for their kids to watch, and let the market decide what type of content advertisers and viewers want to support.
 
2013-04-13 10:15:33 AM
one of the main reasons i can't watch network television shows is the constant censoring and sugarcoating of the content and language.  like some cop show where they arrest a criminal and he says something like "you jerk!  i'm gonna kick your butt!  you can go screw yourself!"  i just can't listen to stupid unrealistic dialogue like that.  i might as well be watching sesame street.  the show is already intended for adults, but they have to treat adults like children on television.  i don't know how people can stand to have their programs dumbed down like that.
 
2013-04-13 10:16:20 AM

Carth: bborchar: revman64: bborchar: It's already changing, the only thing that the FCC is keep up. Yeah, don't curse on kid's shows- but prime time isn't for kids. Adults don't have to be treated like babies. That's why shows on cable and premium cable are doing so well- there aren't silly restrictions and adults are treated like adults. Besides, if the Supreme Court keeps throwing out the fines, the FCC is pretty toothless.

Prime time isn't for kids?  Central Time Zone prime time starts at 7pm.  Most kids are awake at that time of day, watching TV.  There is plenty of television aimed at kids/families during the first 1-2 hours of prime time.  Granted, they're probably seeing much worse in the youtube video their friends show them than they would with any rule-bending the FCC could do.

I'm talking about making a blanket ban against everything in primetime because "kids might be watching".  Sure, there are family shows- and no, they wouldn't curse.  But many of the one-hour shows are for adults, and have enough violence in them that cursing and nudity shouldn't even be a big deal.  Hopefully people aren't letting their kids watch those shows- but if they are, then it's on the parents, not the tv station to keep them from it.

TV shows have ratings, new tv sets/cable provider allow you to filter programing based on the rating. I don't know why they can't just use the ratings system, let parents decide what is ok for their kids to watch, and let the market decide what type of content advertisers and viewers want to support.


Because Jesus.
 
2013-04-13 10:25:35 AM

LDM90: Alphax: LDM90: You're not cable. You'll never be cable. Stop trying to be cable.

I thought cable was originally the channels that didn't need commercials during the shows, because you were paying for it.

Anyway, I hope radio is in there, too.  I cringe when I hear songs with censored words, often for little reason.  Like that one Tom Petty song with 'joint' in the chorus, they just have to distort that word..

That's a bleep? I always thought he was rolling something called a nyuh!


Naw man, see we gotta censor that thing that is legal in some states because the children.  I mean they did that when I was in middle school I never smoked a joi-  err, carry on.
 
2013-04-13 10:29:30 AM

Carth: Isn't it something ridiculous like 90% of FCC complaints are submitted by one christian organization?


The FCC may have looked at the FRC's other rantings, shook its head, and headed for the door.

/finally tired of the FRC's shiat
 
2013-04-13 10:30:47 AM
That mushroom garden on Hannibal was pretty farked up for network tv...
 
2013-04-13 10:38:52 AM

Subdue their bellies: That mushroom garden on Hannibal was pretty farked up for network tv...


Violence isn't a problem of course.  My wife watches Body of Proof and a couple of episodes this season wouldn't have been out of place in a rated R movie.  Now, when the Seven of Nine chick had a sex scene she had to keep her bra on of course.  Every woman has sex with a bra on during a one-night stand.  Guys love that and it makes the show very realistic.
 
2013-04-13 10:39:31 AM

LDM90: You're not cable. You'll never be cable. Stop trying to be cable.


That line hasn't working since the 80's. Rule of thumb is if that cable channel has commercials you're not going to be hear obscenities or unfuzzed T&A before 10pm...if at all.


Thing about censorship on cable is how even dirty-words can have dual uses so sometimes they are beeped, other times not. Example of this is I was watching Zach and Miri Makes a Porno on Comedy Central a while back. There was a scene where they were talking about having a TV in the bathroom and the one guy said "I ways wanted to watch shait while taking a shait" They let the first shait slide and bleeped out the second one because the first one shait was used as an adjective while the 2nd was a noun. I've seen this in other movies and shows on other cable channels as well where shait is OK when used as a adjective, but not OK when it's a noun.
 
2013-04-13 10:43:26 AM

Dingleberry Dickwad: LDM90: You're not cable. You'll never be cable. Stop trying to be cable.

Hell cable isn't cable. It's extremely rare to see a cable channel have actual nudity or cursing after 10pm. Sure the premium channels do it, but those aren't quite cable.


Watch The Americans on AMC.  They definitley are raising the bar on nudity and language.  Lots of naked people (butt shots from behind, but also side boob during fully naked sex, etc).  And really pushing the "adult talk" - including one woman telling a guy "I sucked his cock like you told me to", and another, while having sex, telling the guy "shoot inside me!"
 
2013-04-13 10:48:51 AM
So Fark censors content more strictly than broadcast TV now?
 
2013-04-13 11:02:43 AM
shiat

Piss

fark

coont

Cocksucker

Motherfarker

Tits
 
2013-04-13 11:02:52 AM
I saw nudity on TV in the 70s. No big deal. shiat, you could see streaking at every high school sporting event for a while.

Course, little kids in the bathtub pictures wren't pron yet either.

I'll never figure out why anyone claims this country is under threat because it's becoming more liberal. It sure hasn't over my 50+ years.
 
2013-04-13 11:05:03 AM

enderthexenocide: one of the main reasons i can't watch network television shows is the constant censoring and sugarcoating of the content and language.  like some cop show where they arrest a criminal and he says something like "you jerk!  i'm gonna kick your butt!  you can go screw yourself!"  i just can't listen to stupid unrealistic dialogue like that.  i might as well be watching sesame street.  the show is already intended for adults, but they have to treat adults like children on television.  i don't know how people can stand to have their programs dumbed down like that.


They've tried getting around this and it didn't work, in my opinion anyway. Remember that show Southland? I don't know how long it went on because I couldn't watch past the first episode. They'd have people curse, and then bleep the cursing. It was so farking stupid. Hence my comment about why over-the-air should not try to be cable.

If you were a painter and someone told you you couldn't use the color blue, would you try to paint a sky?
 
2013-04-13 11:07:40 AM
LDM90:

If you were a painter and someone told you you couldn't use the color blue, would you try to paint a sky?

www.surreyartists.co.uk
 
2013-04-13 11:09:20 AM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Dingleberry Dickwad: LDM90: You're not cable. You'll never be cable. Stop trying to be cable.

Hell cable isn't cable. It's extremely rare to see a cable channel have actual nudity or cursing after 10pm. Sure the premium channels do it, but those aren't quite cable.

Watch The Americans on AMC.  They definitley are raising the bar on nudity and language.  Lots of naked people (butt shots from behind, but also side boob during fully naked sex, etc).  And really pushing the "adult talk" - including one woman telling a guy "I sucked his cock like you told me to", and another, while having sex, telling the guy "shoot inside me!"


Man, that sounds like quality drama. If I want porn I'll go watch porn. Sex scenes are about as useful to a story as having a character visit the bathroom.
 
2013-04-13 11:11:27 AM

Carth: LDM90:

If you were a painter and someone told you you couldn't use the color blue, would you try to paint a sky?


LOL I knew someone would do that
 
2013-04-13 11:28:40 AM

06Wahoo: Carth: Sorry I was off on the number. 99.8% of complaints are submitted by the Parents Television Council (PTC), a Christian religious fundamentalist group

If the policies change, I imagine those numbers will change.  The PTC may still submit a lot, but other people will start to make regular complaints as well, even if the only way they find out is through an ad campaign by the PTC.

No, I'm not in any way associated with the PTC, and hardly even aware of them, but they will no doubt want the noise level of those who would oppose such a move to be deafening.


Billy Ray Cyrus was a long term member of the leadership council of the PTC.
 
2013-04-13 11:53:51 AM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Dingleberry Dickwad: LDM90: You're not cable. You'll never be cable. Stop trying to be cable.

Hell cable isn't cable. It's extremely rare to see a cable channel have actual nudity or cursing after 10pm. Sure the premium channels do it, but those aren't quite cable.

Watch The Americans on AMC.  They definitley are raising the bar on nudity and language.  Lots of naked people (butt shots from behind, but also side boob during fully naked sex, etc).  And really pushing the "adult talk" - including one woman telling a guy "I sucked his cock like you told me to", and another, while having sex, telling the guy "shoot inside me!"


Exception that proves the rule. It's still pretty rare, I didn't say nonexistent.
 
2013-04-13 11:58:24 AM
This may be good for local news broadcasts, because they are useless for reporting real news.

/ More KFTC's and bare breasticles, please.
 
2013-04-13 11:58:47 AM

offacue: I mostly listen to satellite radio where the dj's  curse occasionally on mic break.  It cracks me up to hear Elizabeth Cook call out something as bullshiat.  It's totally bizarre to listen to terrestrial radio where everything is in baby talk.


Interesting.  I always felt once we left the schoolyard, and grew up, we really didn't need to use the curse words to prove we were mature.
 
2013-04-13 12:00:39 PM

Brokenseas: Subdue their bellies: That mushroom garden on Hannibal was pretty farked up for network tv...

Violence isn't a problem of course.  My wife watches Body of Proof and a couple of episodes this season wouldn't have been out of place in a rated R movie.  Now, when the Seven of Nine chick had a sex scene she had to keep her bra on of course.  Every woman has sex with a bra on during a one-night stand.  Guys love that and it makes the show very realistic.


That's the only episode I caught this season and thought the same thing about the bra.  Wanted to transport that show to Showtime at that moment!  Jeri Ryan has held up very nicely...  Ratings would be nice on network shows.  Many now have warnings prior to airing if the show is going to be more adult in content than you'd want your 10 year old to watch.  The Following on FOX has a warning after every commercial.
 
2013-04-13 12:13:16 PM

Subdue their bellies: That mushroom garden on Hannibal was pretty farked up for network tv...


That mushroom garden was pretty farked up in general.  Especially when that one investigator ripped that guy's lips off and it turned out he was still alive.

I watch Dexter, The Walking Dead and American Horror Story with a yawn. But Hannibal got under my skin. It's something that those shows aren't, creepy. Like every time Hannibal is serving up food to a guest you never know if the pork is store bought or long pig. That show has this continuous, unsettling atmosphere that I haven't seen on television in a long time.
 
2013-04-13 12:21:37 PM

Great_Milenko: I'd be happier if things were just written better, "grown up" language or not.


Oddly, network television was better written back when the FCC rules were much more stringently enforced - like when not only couldn't you say "son of a biatch," you couldn't say "SOB".  Not that there wasn't crap on, but the good stuff assumed an intelligent audience.

/of course cable and premium channels are a whole 'nother story
 
2013-04-13 12:31:48 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Dingleberry Dickwad: LDM90: You're not cable. You'll never be cable. Stop trying to be cable.

Hell cable isn't cable. It's extremely rare to see a cable channel have actual nudity or cursing after 10pm. Sure the premium channels do it, but those aren't quite cable.

Watch The Americans on AMC.  They definitley are raising the bar on nudity and language.  Lots of naked people (butt shots from behind, but also side boob during fully naked sex, etc).  And really pushing the "adult talk" - including one woman telling a guy "I sucked his cock like you told me to", and another, while having sex, telling the guy "shoot inside me!"


Actually it's on FX.
And the characters are Dirty Commies.
Great show.
 
2013-04-13 12:31:56 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Great_Milenko: I'd be happier if things were just written better, "grown up" language or not.

Oddly, network television was better written back when the FCC rules were much more stringently enforced - like when not only couldn't you say "son of a biatch," you couldn't say "SOB".  Not that there wasn't crap on, but the good stuff assumed an intelligent audience.

/of course cable and premium channels are a whole 'nother story


Correlate much? The talent pool was concentrated.
 
2013-04-13 12:39:07 PM
So now we won't have to watch this version of The Sopranos?
 
2013-04-13 12:40:54 PM

HempHead: Billy Ray Cyrus was a long term member of the leadership council of the PTC.


And look how prim and proper his kid turned out.
 
2013-04-13 12:51:33 PM

dennysgod: LDM90: You're not cable. You'll never be cable. Stop trying to be cable.

That line hasn't working since the 80's. Rule of thumb is if that cable channel has commercials you're not going to be hear obscenities or unfuzzed T&A before 10pm...if at all.


Thing about censorship on cable is how even dirty-words can have dual uses so sometimes they are beeped, other times not. Example of this is I was watching Zach and Miri Makes a Porno on Comedy Central a while back. There was a scene where they were talking about having a TV in the bathroom and the one guy said "I ways wanted to watch shait while taking a shait" They let the first shait slide and bleeped out the second one because the first one shait was used as an adjective while the 2nd was a noun. I've seen this in other movies and shows on other cable channels as well where shait is OK when used as a adjective, but not OK when it's a noun.


Those are both nouns. I'm guessing the difference is that one is generic and figurative, and one is referring to feces....
 
2013-04-13 12:53:34 PM
Fights crime, penetration, crime, full penetration--crime, back to full penetration.
 
2013-04-13 12:59:56 PM

StoPPeRmobile: AliceBToklasLives: Great_Milenko: I'd be happier if things were just written better, "grown up" language or not.

Oddly, network television was better written back when the FCC rules were much more stringently enforced - like when not only couldn't you say "son of a biatch," you couldn't say "SOB".  Not that there wasn't crap on, but the good stuff assumed an intelligent audience.

/of course cable and premium channels are a whole 'nother story

Correlate much? The talent pool was concentrated.


Perhaps, but judging from the previews, you or I could do a much better job with Two Broke Girls than whomever writes for that show.

/at any rate, there is more than a correlation between censorship and creativity.  Hayes Code films of the 30s had to be pretty damn creative to get around all the rules.
 
2013-04-13 01:06:10 PM
I'm certainly glad I don't have to suffer from bull shiat farking swearing, my boobies would be to avoid the types of places frequented by such dainty sensitive people altogether.  Good thing fark is so farking progressive and laughs in the face of young and successful censorship bull shiat.

/I can't think of any other fark filter triggers, and don't want to really go hunting for them all in one post :P
 
2013-04-13 01:30:17 PM
NOT spiffy.

I'd prefer the FCC to remain as it is.
 
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