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Isn't it silly
« on: January 11, 2021, 10:41:55 PM »
That you can't show someone flipping the bird on broadcast tv.  Think about it, so weird.


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Re: Isn't it silly
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 10:44:14 PM »
seems like one of those things that howard stern would figure out a way around

remember his old tv show on E!?


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Re: Isn't it silly
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 10:46:53 PM »
Do you guys have a preferred bird technique?  I've innovented the Front Bird, palms out.  It's aggressive and exciting.

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Re: Isn't it silly
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 10:59:21 PM »



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Re: Isn't it silly
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 12:17:30 AM »
That you can't show someone flipping the bird on broadcast tv.  Think about it, so weird.

Broadcasters actually can. I don't know if you saw this on the football game or not but the fcc doesn't even regulate cable channels. ESPN could show two hours of hoots and dongs with someone repeatedly shouting the c you next tuesday word and the government couldn't do a thing about it.

If it was on broadcast television, they essentially mandate what's considered pornographic and spoken profanity. The bird can fly anywhere a director allows it to.

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Re: Isn't it silly
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2021, 01:14:44 AM »
I thought there was some kind of after 9pm rule or something.  Like why South Park was always on late.

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Re: Isn't it silly
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2021, 07:45:29 AM »
Nope. ESPN literally opened a 30 For 30 at 7:00 central time like this


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Re: Isn't it silly
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2021, 09:15:23 AM »
That you can't show someone flipping the bird on broadcast tv.  Think about it, so weird.

Broadcasters actually can. I don't know if you saw this on the football game or not but the fcc doesn't even regulate cable channels. ESPN could show two hours of hoots and dongs with someone repeatedly shouting the c you next tuesday word and the government couldn't do a thing about it.

If it was on broadcast television, they essentially mandate what's considered pornographic and spoken profanity. The bird can fly anywhere a director allows it to.
I know cable (like ESPN can show what they want), I meant over the air channels like ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.  They have to confirm to standards.

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Re: Isn't it silly
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 10:03:19 AM »
That you can't show someone flipping the bird on broadcast tv.  Think about it, so weird.

Broadcasters actually can. I don't know if you saw this on the football game or not but the fcc doesn't even regulate cable channels. ESPN could show two hours of hoots and dongs with someone repeatedly shouting the c you next tuesday word and the government couldn't do a thing about it.

If it was on broadcast television, they essentially mandate what's considered pornographic and spoken profanity. The bird can fly anywhere a director allows it to.
I know cable (like ESPN can show what they want), I meant over the air channels like ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.  They have to confirm to standards.

There's no fcc standard for the bird, it doesn't fit the three criteria they use unless that bird is used on someone in a very naughty way. The non showing of the bird is just a policy of the networks, not the fcc. NBC let The Golden Girls use the word bitch in heavy rotation, 35 years ago, maybe some network will let the bird fly.

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Re: Isn't it silly
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2021, 10:10:38 AM »
I hope so, PBTA.

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Re: Isn't it silly
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2021, 11:34:08 AM »