FCC follies, continued… and continued… and continued…
: As Gomer (or was it Guber?) would say: Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
The FCC just decided that the F word in Saving Private Ryan is not indecent, obscene, or profane.
In fact, the FCC turned down three complaints — on Will & Grace and Arrested Development, too. It’s as if, once they got rid of Howard Stern, they could let up.
Except I’m still waiting to hear their ruling on Oprah Winfrey.
The latest wisdom from on high….
: In the Private Ryan case, the FCC says that it found Ryan not indecent in 2001 and 2002 but that 66 stations wouldn’t air it this time “citing their uncertainty as to whether it contained indecent material, reportedly based, in part, on Commission indecency rulings subsequent to these previous broadcasts of the film.”
Well, yeah: In the Bono case, the FCC decrees that the F word is not only indecent but also profane and says:
…we believe that, given the core meaning of the