Suck it, Nanny State

The FCC’s “unconstitutionally vague” policy on fleeting expletives was struck down by an appellate court today.

Several years ago, the FCC had levied fines on scripted expletives but had typically been more lenient about accidental profanities uttered during live shows.

But in 2003, U2 singer Bono swore while accepting an award on NBC. The network didn’t receive a fine, but the FCC warned that any profanities — including unscripted ones — could lead to fines in the future. In the following years, the FCC fined several networks for expletives uttered on live television.

In 2006, Fox Television, NBC Universal and several other broadcasters sued the FCC for what they said was a vague and unevenly enforced policy.

The average American retard can figure this one out.  Stubbing your toe and failing to squelch the resulting “fuccck!” can lead to a fine on your show?  Well, whatever, here come the calls for how anti-family the courts are.  Wooosssh!

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