Broadcasters Win FCC Expletive Dispute
Monday June 4, 7:40 pm ET
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press Writer
Court Says FCC’s Policy on Expletives in Live Broadcasts Is Arbitrary; Bono Outburst at Issue
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday found that a new Federal Communications Commission policy penalizing accidentally aired expletives was invalid, saying it was “arbitrary and capricious” and might not survive First Amendment scrutiny.
“Those assclowns at the FCC are f***ing idiots, and there is no sexual connotation whatsoever in that description” said Judge Fakey McFakerson. “They should all be rounded up and bitchslapped like the p***ies they are, and there is no sexual connotation whatsoever in that description either, dumbasses.”