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Question by Phil
Submitted on 11/15/2003
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Is the following info true?
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FCC APPROVES USE OF THE "F" WORD ON TV AND RADIO!
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED NOW!
Dear Phillip,

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the use of the "F" word
for use on any TV show or radio program, ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT!

The FCC said the word can be used whenever desired except in sexual
situations!

>>That means that real soon you will be watching a sit-com on TV, or news,
or any drama or movie-ANY PROGRAM-and it's ok! Hollywood is rejoicing!

>>Soon, when you are driving your kids to school you will be listening
to a song which makes extensive use of the word.

>>Shock jocks such as Howard Stern are now free to use any language,
no matter how vile and repugnant, on their radio shows. And use it they will.

>>No longer will movies shown on TV have to be edited because of language.

WE MUST ACT NOW TO STOP THIS!

Send your letter to your Congressman, Senators and members of the
FCC. Let them know that you want this stopped-NOW!

Please send you letter now. And please forward this letter to your email
list asking them to get involved.

If it isnít stopped now, in a few months verbal pornography will rule the
airways!

Please act today. Help us get 1,000,000 email letters to members of
Congress, Senators and FCC Commissioners.

Thanks for getting involved!

Don

Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association



Answer by Ben
Submitted on 11/18/2003
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It appears that the answer to this question is yes and no.  In a recent music awards show Bono use the Phrase "really F...ing Brilliant"  despite several complaints, the FCC refused to censor the program because they did felt that in the context it was used the f-word was not vulgar.  The F-word is only considerer, under the current guidelines, to be vulgar if used in relation to sex.  Even though  there has been no official change to the FCC guidelines this now opens the flood gates for TV to use the word any time on any show unless the guide lines are changed to make the use of the F word more stringent.

 

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