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rgriscom
rgriscom writes "The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to fine ABC $1.4 million for airing in 2003 between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. an NYPD Blue episode showing a woman's buttocks. The details are in this Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture. According to the FCC, the episode violated its decency regulations because it depicts "sexual or excretory organs or activities". In response to ABC's argument that the buttocks are not a sexual organ, the ruling states:

"Although ABC argues, without citing any authority, that the buttocks are not a sexual organ, we reject this argument, which runs counter to both case law and common sense.""
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FCC Cites Buttocks as Sexual Organ

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  • The FCC lawyer must be one of those ass babies you hear about. I had to go and look at the thing myself to believe anyone could be so asinine about hair splitting. Sure enough, there it was:

    organs specifically an adult womans buttocks.21 Although ABC argues, without citing any authority, that the buttocks are not a sexual organ,22 we reject this argument, which runs counter to both case law23 and common sense.

    Butt sex is common sense now? Please, make it stop.

    It's time to honor the first amendment an

  • Now everyone in the USA will have to go to the beaches using a neoprene scuba diving trousers. How disgusting it is that people are showing those sexual organs in the middle of a public beach where thousands of kids go to play!
    • by Ngarrang (1023425)
      Have you seen some of the fashion disasters at the beach? Yes, some people do need to cover up! Rule #1 of the beach: Know your weight, dress accordingly.
  • now all the good tv shows are going to have to change. thanks again for ruining our entertainemnt FCC
  • Let's stop being so sensationalist.

    Even the write up clearly states "sexual or excratory". Your hind end clearly excretes... or if it doesn't, you should call a proctologist.

    Now, we do run in to the problem that sweat glands and mucus membranes are also excratory, and that the butt is clearly not an "organ"... but I think that's looking a bit too deep at the letter of the law instead of the intent.

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