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Old 10-07-03, 12:49 PM
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"f**king" is approved by the FCC?

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No FCC Action Vs. Bono Over Naughty Word



WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - The Federal Communications Commission decided that U2 singer Bono's utterance of an obscenity during this year's broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards did not constitute a violation of the nation's broadcast indecency rules.

On Monday, the government agency's Enforcement Bureau rejected complaints by the Parents Television Council and others that Bono's use of the phrase "this is really, really f---ing brilliant" failed to meet the test for indecency. The bureau ruled that Bono's indiscretion was so "fleeting and isolated" that it did not run afoul of the rules.

The commission defines indecent speech as language that, in context, depicts or describes sexual or excretory activities or organs in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards. As a threshold matter, the material aired during NBC's Golden Globes telecast doesn't fall into that category, the bureau ruled.

"The word 'f---ing' my be crude and offensive, but, in the context presented here, did not describe sexual or excretory organs or activities," the bureau wrote. "Rather, the performer used the word 'f---ing' as an adjective or expletive to emphasize an exclamation. Indeed, in similar circumstances, we have found that offensive language used as an insult rather than as a description of sexual or excretory activities or organs is not within the scope of the commission's prohibition of indecent program content."


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uncensor it , Geoff. You big prude.

Pretty sad state of affairs, though.
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Looks like we all know what the next South Park episode will be prominently featuring...
 
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Why move this? I wasn't serious about uncensoring this. I wanted a discussion about the decision.
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I remember the Chicago DJ Lou Brutus, who made his way "around" fcc rules in a humorous fashion.
He would tell stories about "The Wonderful Land Of Fa", ruled by a handsome king - the "Fa King". He made sure he was kind and honest, because he felt all his subjects deserved a good Fa King. He built centers of learning, including the King's University, which was second to none - "There's nothing better than Fa King U".

Saying it explicitly isn't always as funny as when there's funny ways around the rules, I think. I wonder how long it'll be before it gets allowed on the forum, and how many people will have a Big Lebowski quote in their sig...
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When is f***** used to describe "excretory organs or activities"?





And why is this is the Feedback Forum?
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This should probably be in TV Talk or Other, Dave.

Anyway, interesting story. I remember Bono dropping the bomb but I never thought anything would come of it. Some people have too much free time to meddle, I suppose.
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Originally posted by Numanoid
When is f***** used to describe "excretory organs or activities"?





And why is this is the Feedback Forum?
Perhaps that is when shit isn't allowed? Maybe that's what he's referring to.
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Originally posted by kvrdave
Why move this? I wasn't serious about uncensoring this. I wanted a discussion about the decision.
So?
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Re: "f**king" is approved by the FCC?

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Petty sad state of affairs, though.
Indeed.

I couldn't agree with you more, Big D.

But what's really sad is that it's gonna get even worse before it gets any better.

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So, when will they be airing an uncensored J&SBSB?
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Sad state of affairs? It's just a f**cking word people.
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I seem to recall Bono making the same statement on some other awards show a year or two ago (or is this the same one referred to in the article). I assumed it having to do with 'f***' sounding less vulgar out of a mouth with an English or Irish accent. Like when The Pouges preformed on Saturday Night Live with all the 'f***'s intact, since they were barely recognizable under the accent.
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When is f***** used to describe "excretory organs or activities"?
"Whoo! I just dropped a big f***ing load in the toilet!"

Hey, you asked...
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no, I think its when f***ing has to do with having sex. Like, they can let up to 4 f bombs, in a movie, just as long as they don't say it in a sexually oriented fasion.
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About f**cking time the FCC decided to join the real world!

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The f**king moderators keep moving kvrdave's posts!
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Re: "f**king" is approved by the FCC?

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"f**king" is approved by the FCC?
Wow! That takes a load off of my mind. I've been doing it for years, and I've always been afraid that the FCC would kick in my door and arrest me for it. Now I can f**k in peace.

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Re: Re: "f**king" is approved by the FCC?

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Wow! That takes a load off of my mind. I've been doing it for years, and I've always been afraid that the FCC would kick in my door and arrest me for it. Now I can f**k in peace.
Why are you guys self-censoring "Fark"?
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Re: Re: Re: "f**king" is approved by the FCC?

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Why are you guys self-censoring "Fark"?
The Celtic word Fook.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: "f**king" is approved by the FCC?

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The Celtic word Fook.
"Fook" is more liverpudlian/mancunian english. However, the celtic words "feck" still works.

Let's not forget "foulk"(same 'oul' sound as "should", "could" etc).
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