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FCC Complaint

Discussion in 'News and Articles' started by freedfromdestruction, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. FCC Complaint

    ABC allows f-word during Good Morning America show

    File a complaint with the FCC against ABC and your local station for airing the f-word.



    This past Tuesday (Jan. 15), ABC network broadcast stations aired "Good Morning America." During the course of the program, ABC affiliates chose to broadcast actress Diane Keaton's blatant use of the f-word.

    Transcript of interview with Diane Sawyer:

    Keaton: "Those lips, I love them. I would like to have lips like that. Then I wouldn't have worked on my f---ing personality. Excuse me, my personality. If I had lips like yours, I'd be better off. My life would be better. I would be married. I have these thin lips."

    Sawyer: "My mother is going to work on your personality with soap in your mouth."

    ABC and your local station have been warned about allowing the f-word on the public airwaves. The network could have easily muted the obscenity. But it chose not to. The network stations purposely chose to violate Federal and FCC law by airing the program.

    Here is your opportunity to make the networks more sensitive to your concern. Please file a complaint with the FCC against ABC stations for the broadcast of indecent language.

    Take Action!

    File a formal complaint against your local ABC station for airing the f-word during Good Morning America.
    To file your complaint click here
     
  2. Actually, it's a live show. There is no censor, and nothing ABC can do to prevent a guest of the network from saying something wholly inappropriate. If they operated on a seven second delay, it would be the network's fault for not catching it. But they don't, and I don't believe any complaint about ABC is warranted. If you're going to complain, complain about Keaton's use of the word, not the network's handling of it.
     
  3. I filled out the form but when I clicked on send it would not go thru.:(
     
  4. They say there was a study (really, no kidding) and it showed that a more a person cursed, the lower their IQ.

    I remember that from Psychology. One of the few times I was paying attention, hee hee.:p
     
  5. That is false. They could have edited it out and they have that responsibility. The network is responsible.

     
  6. Now that you mention it, seems pretty true, with a few exceptions. My boss drops at least one F-bomb a day, and he's the smartest person I know.
     
  7. That only means that you know a lot of dumb people. :dance:

     

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