FCC has a great year in the crop of smut

The FCC has had a great in the crop of smut. While only handing out 11 fines, many others were settled out of court (the numbers do not show those added figures). With the Janet Jackson incident at the Superbowl, to the complaints against Howard Stern (indirectly via Clear Channel Communications). Desperate Housewives probably made it up at the top of that list also. CNN Money covers the story. Based on ads alone, there was a lot more smut to be had. Here are a few examples of the banned ads this year.


Personal note: Come on. This surprised you that there’s only 11 fines? Howard Stern was one of them, and he’s the least of my worries when it comes to radio or television. With cable television, you can probably find frontal nudity, and the occasional uncensored swearing during primetime. Heck, this is the year where “shit” was allowed on television (although after hours). I remember, watching the South Park episode, and they were tracking how many times they could say it in one episode. I was astonished that you could do say those words on television now. All things with a grain of salt…