Hogan's Alley

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Court FCC Ruling - Oh, The Horror!

This is FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin reacting to the ruling of the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit of New York:

"I completely disagree with the court’s ruling and am disappointed for American families,” he said. “The court says the commission is ‘divorced from reality.’ It is the New York court, not the commission, that is divorced from reality.”

He said that if the agency was unable to prohibit some vulgarities during prime time, “Hollywood will be able to say anything they want, whenever they want.”

Heaven protect us. Note the invocation of those two modern equivalents of Soddam and Gomorrah.

Martin bemoans the fact that the families of America will now be able to hear characters such as U2's Bono say fuck during the Grammy Awards. Somewhere in this great nation there may be a youngster who has not heard his or her parents, siblings, peers, neighbors, passing strangers, movie actors or any other human being utter our language's primal curse. If they exist, their keepers are highly unlikely to permit them to watch TV programs emanating from the dreaded bastions of sin on both coasts of this continent.

I think the nation will survive.

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