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Limbaugh’s Latest Inflammatory Comment and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the resignation of an Obama administration official, Mitt Romney addressing immigration and Rush Limbaugh’s latest eyebrow-raising comment about Nancy Pelosi.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 READ MORE

AP / Irwin Fedriansyah

Indonesia Frees ‘Playboy’ Editor

We’ve been tracking the fate of Erwin Arnada since 2006, when the editor launched a PG version of Playboy in the world’s most populous Muslim country. After all these years, the Indonesian high court has invalidated the indecency charges on which Arnada was convicted. It’s a big day for swimsuits in Bali.

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 READ MORE

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Court Rules Against FCC Censorship

In a landmark ruling, a federal appeals court has sided with broadcasters against the Federal Communications Commission on the issue of indecency, saying the regulatory body has not adequately explained how the Constitution could permit the censorship of “indecent” language.

Posted on Jun 5, 2007 READ MORE


Playboy on Trial in Indonesia

The editor of the Indonesian version of Playboy magazine is on trial for indecency in the world’s most populous Muslim state. The magazine contains no nudity, but the prosecution cited the “inviting expressions” of the underwear-clad models as one of the reasons it is asking for the maximum penalty of 32 months.

Posted on Dec 7, 2006 READ MORE

‘Egyptian Brokeback Mountain’ Marks Liberalization of Muslim Culture

The fact that Egyptian authorities didn’t censor a box office-topping film that deals frankly with homosexuality—along with police torture and government corruption—is probably a sign that Egypt’s government is adopting a more tolerant, progressive attitude.

  • Meanwhile, in the U.S., Bush just signed the “Janet Jackson FCC bill,” which raises by tenfold the fines for broadcasing so-called indecent material.

  • Posted on Jun 29, 2006 READ MORE

    CBS: Teen Sex Orgy Complaints Invalid

    Virtually none of the people who complained about a racy sex scene in the CBS drama ?Without a Trace? actually saw the show in question, according to the network, which is fighting a record $3.3-million indecency fine. CBS said that all of the 4,211 e-mailed complaints came from conservative websites that urged members to send complaints about the segment—sight unseen.

  • story w/video link

  • Posted on Jun 14, 2006 READ MORE

    Janet's wardrobe malfunction

    Senate Jacks Up On-Air Indecency Fines

    We missed this one a few days ago: Congress allowed the FCC to raise by tenfold the fines it can impose on radio and TV stations that air raunchy content. The vote was nearly unanimous in both houses of Congress.
    Remember what the “Southpark” creators told us: Horrible, despicable violence is OK, as long as you don’t use potty language.

    Posted on Jun 11, 2006 READ MORE

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