Saturday, January 26, 2008

I don't know what's most disturbing part of this story: The restriction on content by the FCC, the exchange rate of the American dollar or the reporter's use of the word "who" in the final paragraph:

US television network ABC may have to pay a fine of $1.4m (£ 707,000) for airing an episode of NYPD Blue which depicted female nudity.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said the 2003 show had "multiple, close-up views" of a woman's buttocks before the US watershed.

The FCC deems "sexual or excretory activities" shown in an "offensive" way before 2200 as indecent.

ABC has rejected the claims, saying the buttocks are not a sexual organ.

The proposed penalty has been imposed on all 52 of ABC's stations who broadcast the episode.

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