The Parents Television Council is always upset about something. Sometimes we think they make a good point, sometimes we think they're being oversensitive. You decide on this one.
The PTC is upset about the f-bomb that was dropped by Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco after the Baltimore Ravens won last night’s game. "This is f--king awesome" the quaterback said, and it was aired live on CBS.
It's not a good thing to air f-bombs, but it's not surprising that an excited sports guy might not restrain himself to PG-13 language. But the PTC didn't blame Flacco, they blamed CBS for not following their "legal obligation to prevent profane language from being broadcast – especially during something as uniquely pervasive as the Super Bowl. The instance was aired live across the country, and before the FCC’s designated ‘Safe Harbor’ time everywhere but along the East Coast."
As the PTC wrote (via Entertainment Weekly):
“Despite empty assurance after empty assurance from the broadcast networks that they would never air indecent material, especially during the Super Bowl, it has happened again. [...] Now nine years after the infamous Janet Jackson incident, the broadcast networks continue to have ‘malfunctions’ during the most-watched television event of the year, and enough is enough. After more than four years of inaction on broadcast decency enforcement, the FCC must step up to its legal obligation to enforce the law, or families will continue to be blindsided.”
Do you agree that the FCC needs to crack down, so this doesn’t turn into a slippery slope leading to more f-bombs and other inappropriate content, or are you in the “who cares?” camp?
Source: Entertainment Weekly