Tuesday, March 01, 2005

FCC Censorship

A review of fines levied by other federal agencies suggests that the government may be taking swear words a bit too seriously. If the bill passes the Senate, Bono saying "fucking brilliant" on the air would carry the exact same penalty as illegally testing pesticides on human subjects. And for the price of Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl, you could cause the wrongful death of an elderly patient in a nursing home and still have enough money left to create dangerous mishaps at two nuclear reactors. (Actually, you might be able to afford four "nuke malfunctions": The biggest fine levied by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last year was only $60,000.)
This made me laugh, those funny Americans, it's ok to show 100, of thousands of people shooting killing maiming and raping each other every night of TV, but if you say fuck, well your fucked.

How backwards are they? It all ways makes me laugh when you see Americans on UK TV and the host swears and their all like "Did He just say that on national TV?" and when they find out it's ok to swear on TV their like little kids in a candy store, and swear a few times for the heck of it.

I always rememmber as well when Michael moore's TV nation used to be on and they had the gap in the middle where the Americans got adverts and we got him saying shit cos he could and bit more of rant about something else.

O well If they want to be back wards that's up to them I suppose, after all they did vote for Bush or was it God they Voted for?

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