Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Wrong Kind of Government Diligence

On Monday, the ABC network announced that it was appealing a fine imposed by the FCC for an "indecent" scene in a 2003 (2003!) episode of NYPD Blue.   The crime:  "multiple, close-up views" of female "nude buttocks," broadcasted before 10:00pm.  The fine: $1.4 million. 

The FCC imposed the fine because it considered the ass in question a "sexual organ."  Perhaps the FCC should subject itself to an indecency investigation.

More here and here, including a link to the scene in question.  (I thought about posting the YouTube clip here, but while the scene is hardly indecent it is probably NSFW (Not Safe for Work)).

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