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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 07:38 PM
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8. FCC: CBS Facing $3.6M Fine for Indecency (Without a Trace Episode)

The government proposed a record fine of $3.6 million against dozens of CBS stations and affiliates Wednesday in a crackdown on what regulators called indecent television programming.

The Federal Communications Commission said a network program, "Without a Trace," that aired in December 2004 was indecent. It cited the graphic depiction of "teenage boys and girls participating in a sexual orgy."

The proposed fine was among decisions from the agency stemming from more than 300,000 complaints it received concerning nearly 50 TV shows broadcast between 2002 and 2005.

Rejecting an appeal by CBS, the FCC also upheld its previous $550,000 fine against 20 of the network's stations for the Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl two years ago.

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  -US FCC upholds fine on CBS for Super Bowl snafu norml  Mar-15-06 02:50 PM   #0 
  - And yet  Horse with no Name   Mar-15-06 02:53 PM   #1 
  - The Power of the Breast - Perhaps since they are so evil...  bleedingheart   Mar-15-06 02:56 PM   #2 
  - Pathetic Americans  depakid   Mar-15-06 03:15 PM   #4 
  - Amen. (So to speak)  FiveGoodMen   Mar-15-06 03:22 PM   #5 
  - "Pathological" is the word. Future historians -- if there are any --  villager   Mar-15-06 03:35 PM   #7 
  - doesn't the FCC have anything better to do??  LifeDuringWartime   Mar-15-06 03:34 PM   #6 
  - CBS Fined for "Trace" of Indecency  norml   Mar-15-06 08:16 PM   #36 
  - FCC: CBS Facing $3.6M Fine for Indecency (Without a Trace Episode)  RamboLiberal   Mar-15-06 07:38 PM   #8 
  - We need to start filing complaints to the FCC  MadMaddie   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #9 
  - How about some decency complaints about some of the things Pat Robertson  BrklynLiberal   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #11 
  - They're above the law  depakid   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #23 
  - I agree  sasha031   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #15 
  - We need to start filing complaints AGAINST the FCC  tridim   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #19 
  - It's on at 9 pm central....that's always been grown-up time, hasn't it?  Hobarticus   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #21 
  - Wow. With all that is happening in the world, I am sure that episode  BrklynLiberal   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #10 
  - No more difference than a booby being exposed!!  MadMaddie   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #18 
  - Howard Stern will have lots to say about this.....  Aviation Pro   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #12 
  - well Sumner Redstone said he votes for Viacom  sasha031   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #13 
  - WHOSE daughter is now the asst to the FCC head? seems to me it's  niyad   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #14 
  - For the religious wingnuts, the last good show was "Leave it to Beaver!"  VegasWolf   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #16 
  - Ah yes, that wholesome show  Onlooker   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #24 
     - Yea I used to have a button that said "Ward you were a bit  kikiek   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #26 
        - Haha! You said "Beaver!" What a bunch of retards this holier than thou  VegasWolf   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #32 
           - What's it gonna take to wake the country up as to who has taken over.  kikiek   Mar-15-06 07:57 PM   #35 
  - Teenage boys and girls never do that in the real world  tridim   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #17 
  - That's the thing...they honestly think their teenage children are not  MadMaddie   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #22 
  - well, the entire programming of the reichwingnuts offends ME--so I guess  niyad   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #20 
  - The GOP can't stand the truth about anything.  AX10   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #25 
  - I wonder what the fine will be  Wilber_Stool   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #27 
  - "Sexual Orgy"?  Turbineguy   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #28 
  - OH NO! A NONE NUDE TEENAGE SEXUAL ORGY!!!!!  951-Riverside   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #29 
  - Oh my God. did you see the images? they call THAT indecent?  Danieljay   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #30 
  - $3.6 Million dollars. Wow! That's almost the cost of an entire one minute  niallmac   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #31 
  - RW"ers say okay to promoting arrest of kids during Schaivo case  bluedog   Mar-15-06 07:39 PM   #33 
  - FCC: CBS facing $3.6M fine for indecency  norml   Mar-15-06 07:57 PM   #34 
  - OMFG...A TIT!!!  leesa   Mar-15-06 10:42 PM   #37 
  - kick  maddezmom   Mar-16-06 09:18 AM   #38 
  - FCC wants record fine for CBS group  DaveColorado   Mar-16-06 09:18 AM   #39 
  - I don't get it  Wickerman   Mar-16-06 09:18 AM   #40 
  - Nobody ever made the owners of The Sago Mine pay fines that large  IanDB1   Mar-16-06 09:18 AM   #41 
  - Figures....  sutz12   Mar-16-06 09:18 AM   #42 
  - Why doesn't the FCC crack down on the networks ...  NanceGreggs   Mar-16-06 09:18 AM   #43 
  - Remember, folks...  Mythsaje   Mar-16-06 09:18 AM   #44 
  - Have any of you actually seen that episode?  napi21   Mar-16-06 09:18 AM   #45 
  - So this is legalized robbery...  shenmue   Mar-16-06 09:18 AM   #46 
  - Love the hypocrisy of the right  DaveColorado   Mar-16-06 10:09 AM   #48 
  - Bush's Dick or is it Dick's Bush?  auagroach   Mar-16-06 09:35 AM   #47 
     - US FCC nominee McDowell gets nod from Senate panel  norml   Mar-16-06 03:53 PM   #49 

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