FCC indecency rules (or at least enforcement of them) has varied greatly over the years, but ever since Janet Jackson’s 5/16ths of a second nipple exposure, the FCC adopted a “zero tolerance” policy. But does fight against fleeting nudity and expletives make sense in the current media age? That’s the question Jonathan Peters addresses at PBS’s Mediashift blog. Lots to think about here.
You can read about how the U.S. Supreme Court finally resolved the Janet Jackson Super Bowl case after eight years here.