Saturday, September 25, 2004

As you've probably heard by now the Federal Communications Commission in the US has fined CBS some 500 thousand bucks for the exposure of Janet Jackson's breast during the Superbowl half time show. Personally the whole thing strikes me as stupid and hypocritical. Its some horrible crime that Jackson's nipple was visible, yet during this same Superbowl broadcast they had ads for a new "erectile dysfunction" treatment pill which mentioned 4 hour erections as a possible unwanted side effect. Is a brief glimpse of a breast more offensive to "family values" than that?

Don't feel too sorry for CBS though. I suspect they will more than make up for the fine by the increased viewership their broadcast of the big bowl games will get. After all its a reasonable guess that some people who wouldn't otherwise be watching will this time around in the hope that something else shocking will happen.

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