Super Bowl F-Bomb May Draw Flag

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Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco fired a few bombs to win against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, but by dropping the F-bomb on national TV during the Baltimore Ravens' post-game celebration, he opened CBS up to a complaint at the FCC. The Parents Television Council, which fights indecent speech on the airwaves, asked the commission to investigate CBS for its failure to bleep out the offensive word.

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Ray Barrington posted over 4 years ago
And of course, the PTC ignores the gory violence of "Elementary" that followed, complete with a guy getting his brains blown out ... especially sad after the Newtown CT kids were on the Super Bowl singing "America the Beautiful." Apparently, CBS missed that part of the game. Let the PTC work on the real ills of society, and I'd take them seriously.
SalesGrrl Nickname posted over 4 years ago
Oh, so the guy drops one F-bomb after the Superbowl, and everyone freaks out. But the halftime show, which was effectively softcore porn, that's ok?
TVMN Nickname posted over 4 years ago
The PTC is supposed to instruct parents on monitoring their childrens viewing habits. Somewhere, they became an annoyance when they decided to take it upon themselves to protect everyone. But I didn't ask to be protected by these fruitcakes.
TVGenMgr Nickname posted over 4 years ago
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!
Creativeguy Nickname posted over 4 years ago
Agree with SalesGrrl. Jeeez, Beyonce is slappin' her tail and grinding like a Vegas stripper and that's just good 'family entertainment.' The F-bomb was fleeting in nature and shouldn't be penalized. Move on, people.
Bruno Nickname posted over 4 years ago
Forget that sanctimonious garbage. There are rules in place and broadcasters are expected to follow them. Once again, by refusing to put a delay into the telecast of a live show, CBS has put their affiliates in harms way. That's what we should be outraged about.
RustbeltAlumnus2 Nickname posted over 4 years ago
Amen. CBS made a decision to stay live in a setting where expletives are common. I hope the FCC makes it a really big fine. This is not an issue of whether the PTC is a dopey organization. The issue is how dopey CBS was in ignoring an easy method to delay F-bombs.
TVMN Nickname posted over 4 years ago
So we have to protect viewers from the f-bomb but the crowd in attendence heard the EXACT same thing and children were present there. Do we know for certain there was no delay and someone was lax at pressing the button? Human error, both on the censor and the player? I'm sure the FCC would jump in to investigate if the PTC would stop pushing them into the water. What the PTC should do is reactivate the Seal of Good Practice that the NAB used to do back in the 1950s. Complaining as they do really hasn't accomplished as much as they think it has. A few fines, sure, but that's been it. The PTC is going about this the wrong way.
Thomas Scanlan posted over 4 years ago
Get a F***ing LIFE, PTC.
T Dog posted over 4 years ago
Some of the comments here are among the stupidest I've ever seen. Outrage? Really? I'm not anti-TV (I'm a media geek and love TV), but turn off the set for a change and go outside and see some REAL outrage.
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