Tuesday, July 22, 2008

FCC Fine Tossed for Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction

Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson with wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl - photo courtesy of AP and BBC News

Oh great. A three-panel appellate court invalidated indecency fines levied against network powerhouse CBS and its affiliate stations, ruling the FCC acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in assessing the penalties.

Oh yeah? Well, five 12-year old boys were sitting on my couch watching that game, and not on MTV, I might add. I don't think their parents appreciated them getting a load of Janet Jackson's ridiculous sunburst on network TV.

That malfunction was so planned. Arbitrary and capricious my eye.


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