More Arbitrary Line-Drawing at the FCC

Profanity okay on news shows, but not awards shows or fictional shows.

What's really disturbing about this is the fact that the specific use of profanity in question arose during an interview with a Survivor contestant. Hardly the type of hard-hitting journalism that would warrant departure from indecency standards to adequately convey the raw power of the underlying facts. Which is not to say that an additional line should be drawn within news stories, but if a Survivor contestant can call someone a "bullshitter" on a morning news puff show, a sitcom character can drop an F-Bomb now and then.

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