Ahh... remember when W took over Washington, along wih his conservative groups of "bible thumpin- GAWD is god, dont be lettin any homos marry... but, touch my p*** in the bathroom stall" politicians?
A federal court has ruled that the FCCcan NOT fine ABC and its affiliates for a 2003 episode of "NYPD Blue", in which a woman's naked backside was shown for less than seven seconds. Yeppers... It will not make young Christian kids go blind. It will not make the economy go into a spiral downwards, and lightning will not strike your american standard bible... NO... Life will go on... unaltered.
Let hope Obama's FCC will ignore, move on, and go next.
The 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan decided Tuesday to nullify a $27,500 penalty that the FCC imposed on ABC and 45 of its affiliate stations after the image was broadcast on the police drama for less than seven seconds in February 2003. The combined fine was greater than $1.2 million.
The appeals court said its finding was consistent with its decision last year that TV stations can no longer be fined for fleeting, unscripted profanities uttered during live broadcasts.
The FCC had created its fleeting-expletive policy after a January 2003 NBC broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards in which U2 lead singer Bono uttered the phrase "f------ brilliant." The FCC said that word in any context "inherently has a sexual connotation" and can lead to enforcement.