The Supreme Court and the Filthy Word...

The Supreme Court and the Filthy Words You Still Can't Say on TV

There are 7 comments on the www.theatlantic.com story from Jan 11, 2012, titled The Supreme Court and the Filthy Words You Still Can't Say on TV. In it, www.theatlantic.com reports that:

Broadcasters want to be able to live in the same dirty the rest of us do, but the justices seem unsympathetic.

What lawyer would want to work amid nudity and filth? Four Justices of the Supreme Court made clear Tuesday that they would not. Their determination did not waver even when former Solicitor General Seth Waxman, representing the ABC-TV network, pointed out that the famous frieze surrounding the Court's chamber depicts various undraped figures that might subject a broadcaster who showed them on TV to hefty fines.

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“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#1 Jan 11, 2012
I wonder if repubs want the feds to get out of not allowing profanity and porn on tv?
Curious1

United States

#2 Jan 11, 2012
OneRyder wrote:
I wonder if repubs want the feds to get out of not allowing profanity and porn on tv?
What in the story triggered that thought?

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#3 Jan 11, 2012
Curious1 wrote:
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What in the story triggered that thought?
Read the title. I'm sure conservatives agree with courts preventing anything not seen as "filthy". Have you been living under a hole?

Conservative groups have pushed for "decency" enforcement from the FCC for decades.

Heck, some even claimed the TeleTubbies was promoting homosexuality and cross-dressing.
Santorums Frothy Bestiary

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Jan 11, 2012
Curious1 wrote:
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What in the story triggered that thought?
In addition, lying constapo say they want "small government."

Except when the government is engaged in suppression of one sort or another. Then the talibangelicals, in particular, can't get enough government.
Curious1

Garden Grove, CA

#5 Jan 12, 2012
OneRyder wrote:
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Read the title. I'm sure conservatives agree with courts preventing anything not seen as "filthy". Have you been living under a hole?
Conservative groups have pushed for "decency" enforcement from the FCC for decades.
Heck, some even claimed the TeleTubbies was promoting homosexuality and cross-dressing.
Okay, nothing in the story. Just a smarmy witless rambling.
Got it.
Curious1

Garden Grove, CA

#6 Jan 12, 2012
Santorums Frothy Bestiary wrote:
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In addition, lying constapo say they want "small government."
Except when the government is engaged in suppression of one sort or another. Then the talibangelicals, in particular, can't get enough government.
The only lie is the one implied by your commenting.
Romney s Magic Skivvies

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Jan 12, 2012
Curious1 wrote:
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The only lie is the one implied by your commenting.
So you're saying, i.e., lying, that you don't favor small government or that because you favor small government you don't want the government controlling naughty words on broadcast TV?

Which? If neither, you're a liar as I said.

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