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(CBS Sports)   Apparently, the head of the FCC is a Red Sox fan   (cbssports.com) divider line 26
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2013-04-21 09:15:11 AM
Good.  And if some gets their jimmies rustled and complains, please publicly tell them where they can stick it.
 
2013-04-21 10:08:14 AM
Don't worry, once the fundies get off their fainting couches upon hearing about this it will be different. They'll maneuver their Rascal Scooters over to their typewriters and bombard the FCC with letters of outrage
 
2013-04-21 10:15:05 AM

Peter von Nostrand: Don't worry, once the fundies get off their fainting couches upon hearing about this it will be different. They'll maneuver their Rascal Scooters over to their typewriters and bombard the FCC with letters of outrage


That's going to be much harder after the FBI raided the Scooter Store.
 
2013-04-21 10:57:54 AM

UNC_Samurai: Peter von Nostrand: Don't worry, once the fundies get off their fainting couches upon hearing about this it will be different. They'll maneuver their Rascal Scooters over to their typewriters and bombard the FCC with letters of outrage

That's going to be much harder after the FBI raided the Scooter Store.


More proof 0bambi hates the free market and America
 
2013-04-21 11:01:30 AM
Sorry, but this is more bullshiat double-standards. It's not as if everyone who ever said something WASN'T speaking "from the heart" or how they naturally speak.

Not that I am calling for fines or outrage here - quite the opposite.  It's time to stop worrying about what words are used on TV, and this sets a nice precedent to start doing that.  Or it's just incredibly crap reasoning to deviate from the normal rules.  (Rules that I disagree with, but rules nonetheless.)

That said, I guess all rules, regulations, and even laws go out the window if it relates to Boston.
 
2013-04-21 11:13:55 AM
He should have taken the opportunity to flash his man-boobs.
 
2013-04-21 11:16:29 AM

serpent_sky: Sorry, but this is more bullshiat double-standards. It's not as if everyone who ever said something WASN'T speaking "from the heart" or how they naturally speak.

Not that I am calling for fines or outrage here - quite the opposite.  It's time to stop worrying about what words are used on TV, and this sets a nice precedent to start doing that.  Or it's just incredibly crap reasoning to deviate from the normal rules.  (Rules that I disagree with, but rules nonetheless.)

That said, I guess all rules, regulations, and even laws go out the window if it relates to Boston.


The FCC hasn't punished broadcasters for fleeting expletives since Obama entered office. That was a George W. Bush thing.
 
2013-04-21 11:21:11 AM
Clearly Ortiz was on a cycle, so this was probably just 'roid rage.
 
2013-04-21 11:34:07 AM
Was this on broadcast TV, or NESN?  If it was on cable, the FCC can't say shiat about this.
 
2013-04-21 11:34:20 AM
It was on cable, where the FCC enjoys no jurisdiction.
 
2013-04-21 11:35:01 AM

jake_lex: Was this on broadcast TV, or NESN?  If it was on cable, the FCC can't say shiat about this.


13 farking seconds!
 
2013-04-21 11:39:09 AM

LucklessWonder: It was on cable, where the FCC enjoys no jurisdiction.


Shhhh let spme Farkers have their faux outrage about whiners and fainting couches.
 
2013-04-21 11:46:30 AM

bubbaprog: serpent_sky: Sorry, but this is more bullshiat double-standards. It's not as if everyone who ever said something WASN'T speaking "from the heart" or how they naturally speak.

Not that I am calling for fines or outrage here - quite the opposite.  It's time to stop worrying about what words are used on TV, and this sets a nice precedent to start doing that.  Or it's just incredibly crap reasoning to deviate from the normal rules.  (Rules that I disagree with, but rules nonetheless.)

That said, I guess all rules, regulations, and even laws go out the window if it relates to Boston.

The FCC hasn't punished broadcasters for fleeting expletives since Obama entered office. That was a George W. Bush thing.


Uh, no.

"The major broadcast networks won a bit more freedom today, thanks to a Supreme Court decision involving the Federal Communications Commission's rules for keeping swear words and naked people off live broadcast television.  The high court ruled (<a data-cke-saved-href="http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/fc c-v-fox.pdf" target="_blank">PDF) that the FCC is now prohibited from imposing fines and sanctions of any sort for verbal obscenities and indecency."


http://venturebeat.com/2012/06/21/shiat-yeah-fcc-cant-fine-tv-network s- for-cursing-nudity-anymore/

http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/fcc-v-fox.pdf
 
2013-04-21 12:02:59 PM
It was "blanked" on the 8pm NESN rebroadcast.

/Still funny
//Team mates were laughing
 
2013-04-21 12:09:00 PM

Coach_J: bubbaprog: serpent_sky: Sorry, but this is more bullshiat double-standards. It's not as if everyone who ever said something WASN'T speaking "from the heart" or how they naturally speak.

Not that I am calling for fines or outrage here - quite the opposite.  It's time to stop worrying about what words are used on TV, and this sets a nice precedent to start doing that.  Or it's just incredibly crap reasoning to deviate from the normal rules.  (Rules that I disagree with, but rules nonetheless.)

That said, I guess all rules, regulations, and even laws go out the window if it relates to Boston.

The FCC hasn't punished broadcasters for fleeting expletives since Obama entered office. That was a George W. Bush thing.

Uh, no.

"The major broadcast networks won a bit more freedom today, thanks to a Supreme Court decision involving the Federal Communications Commission's rules for keeping swear words and naked people off live broadcast television.  The high court ruled (<a data-cke-saved-href="http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/fc c-v-fox.pdf" target="_blank">PDF) that the FCC is now prohibited from imposing fines and sanctions of any sort for verbal obscenities and indecency."


http://venturebeat.com/2012/06/21/shiat-yeah-fcc-cant-fine-tv-network s- for-cursing-nudity-anymore/

http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/fcc-v-fox.pdf


All of the incidents being litigated there were from 2002-2005.  I takes a while for things to reach the supreme court.  So the statement stands:

The FCC hasn't punished broadcasters for fleeting expletives since Obama entered office. That was a George W. Bush thing.
 
2013-04-21 12:56:14 PM

LucklessWonder: It was on cable, where the FCC enjoys no jurisdiction.


This is what I believe to be true.  I was thinking about this while watching Jim Norton's stand up last night on Comedy Central.  I don't know the law that and also unfamiliar with the standard as to which a typical "cable" station uses as a guideline in regards to profanity, nudity and other such trivial things like censorship.  IFC uses both all day I believe, or once did.

The MLB Network, I would assume steer clear from the usage of profane language because baseball would like to be known as "family oriented" sport.  It seems other stations on cable TV typically use a 10pm slot as a standard.  For instance, The Shield, South Park and other such shows that push the envelope as to language and sexual content.  I am working under the assumption that this is because children under the age of 11 should be in bed by that time.  After that age, the FCC are fools if they don't think children or teens don't understand or use profanity.  There is something called the internet now, that many children probably use more anyway.
 

I do not live in Boston, so was this televised on NESN? If so, is that considered a cable station?  That sounds like a local network.  I had coverage on the MLB Network, and from what I understand that blackout rules might apply in this instance as for regional coverage.

Didn't they show Saving Private Ryan on ABC or something a couple years ago?

Isn't it sad we are discussing this when you can see the players swear practically every time they do something wrong?

I also think this douche from the FCC wanted to get in the spotlight as well, or else he would have said "this was a cable station and we have no say over this matter at hand.
 
2013-04-21 01:19:17 PM
Dammit, where was this guy during "Nipplegate"? :P
 
2013-04-21 01:19:25 PM

JohnnyRebel88: Didn't they show Saving Private Ryan on ABC or something a couple years ago?


Yeah, that didn't go without incident: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2004-11-11-privat e -ryan_x.htm

As much as I want to believe the FCC has gotten to be a normal and reasonable place, this reeks of them trying to score some PR points over something that's out of their realm of control.
 
2013-04-21 01:31:59 PM

serpent_sky: Sorry, but this is more bullshiat double-standards. It's not as if everyone who ever said something WASN'T speaking "from the heart" or how they naturally speak.


Please, please tell me you're trolling.  No one that dumb believes that.
 
2013-04-21 01:51:27 PM

JohnnyRebel88: LucklessWonder: It was on cable, where the FCC enjoys no jurisdiction.

This is what I believe to be true.  I was thinking about this while watching Jim Norton's stand up last night on Comedy Central.  I don't know the law that and also unfamiliar with the standard as to which a typical "cable" station uses as a guideline in regards to profanity, nudity and other such trivial things like censorship.  IFC uses both all day I believe, or once did.



Cable stations are entirely self-policing. They set their own standards based on what they think their advertisers will tolerate. That's why so-called family groups that get upset at their content usually call for an advertiser boycott instead of launching an FCC complaint.
 
2013-04-21 02:33:28 PM

stoli n coke: JohnnyRebel88: LucklessWonder: It was on cable, where the FCC enjoys no jurisdiction.

This is what I believe to be true.  I was thinking about this while watching Jim Norton's stand up last night on Comedy Central.  I don't know the law that and also unfamiliar with the standard as to which a typical "cable" station uses as a guideline in regards to profanity, nudity and other such trivial things like censorship.  IFC uses both all day I believe, or once did.


Cable stations are entirely self-policing. They set their own standards based on what they think their advertisers will tolerate. That's why so-called family groups that get upset at their content usually call for an advertiser boycott instead of launching an FCC complaint.


The PTC has shifted part of their lobbying strategy to try to get FCC content standards to also cover cable networks. So they are fighting the cable networks on two fronts.
 
2013-04-21 03:09:24 PM
www.operatorchan.org
 
2013-04-21 03:11:04 PM

jake_lex: Was this on broadcast TV, or NESN?  If it was on cable, the FCC can't say shiat about this.


I am amazed at how few people understand this
 
2013-04-21 04:43:18 PM

bubbaprog: serpent_sky: Sorry, but this is more bullshiat double-standards. It's not as if everyone who ever said something WASN'T speaking "from the heart" or how they naturally speak.

Not that I am calling for fines or outrage here - quite the opposite.  It's time to stop worrying about what words are used on TV, and this sets a nice precedent to start doing that.  Or it's just incredibly crap reasoning to deviate from the normal rules.  (Rules that I disagree with, but rules nonetheless.)

That said, I guess all rules, regulations, and even laws go out the window if it relates to Boston.

The FCC hasn't punished broadcasters for fleeting expletives since Obama entered office. That was a George W. Bush thing.


The FCC announced they would no longer pursue litigation for fleeting, unscripted expletives during the first Bush administration.  (I believe it was in response to the firefighter at the 9/11 tribute concert at MSG.) The court decision came later and South Park immediately wrote the "F" word into their next episode.
 
2013-04-21 05:15:29 PM
So let me get this right:

1st Amendment, we need the FCC to clamp down with regulations on cuss words and we need heavy industry regulations on rock music, video games and movies because of the harm they might do to kids.

2nd Amendment, we absolutely cannot pass any regulations at all because FREEDOM no matter how much actual arm guns are doing to kids.

This is why the outside world cannot understand Americans.
 
2013-04-21 09:23:04 PM

theurge14: So let me get this right:

1st Amendment, we need the FCC to clamp down with regulations on cuss words and we need heavy industry regulations on rock music, video games and movies because of the harm they might do to kids.

2nd Amendment, we absolutely cannot pass any regulations at all because FREEDOM no matter how much actual arm guns are doing to kids.

This is why the outside world cannot understand Americans.


This is also why many Americans can't understand America anymore.
 
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