November 03, 2003

On second thought, make that "fuckingly brilliant"

The word "f---ing" may be crude and offensive but, in the context presented here, did not describe sexual or excretory organs or activities. Rather, the performer used the word "f---ing" as an adjective or expletive to emphasize an exclamation [and that] ... is not within the scope of the commission's prohibition of indecent program content.

The FCC, in its explanation last week of why it dismissed a complaint by the right-wing Parents Television Council after Bono received his Golden Globe award last year by saying "This is really, really fucking brilliant." Posted by Geoff Nunberg at November 3, 2003 12:51 PM