Calling Howard Stern
: So the FCC ruled that Bono did not violate its rules when he used the F word (as in, “this is really, really f’ing brilliant”) at the Golden Globe awards. (He violated simple decency by thinking that anything at the Golden Globes could be any form of brilliant, but that’s another matter.) The FCC said, in essence, that it’s not cool to use the word as a verb but it is in its adjectival form. This should be good news to Howard Stern, who, I predict, will try to test the FCC’s new rule, if his bosses allow him.
For some fun, go to the FCC site, search on the F word and read how your tax dollars are going to work, with a government agency replete with lawyers issuing long reports and rulings on the use of barnyard slang. An f’ing waste.
: Here is the amusing text. An excerpt (redacted by me because I have my own community standards to deal with):
As a threshold matter, the material aired during the