Tag: rules

How Pussy Riot Became P***y Riot: The FCC’s Sexual Obscenity Rules Are Bullshit

When George Carlin released his famous monologue, “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,” in 1972, it didn’t include the word “pussy.” Although his list didn’t reflect all the words you couldn’t say on TV at the time, the ones he…

NCTA petitions FCC to omit promos and noncommercial content from the CALM Act

The CALM Act — the new law to regulate the level of television audio content — is set to go into effect Dec. 13. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NTCA) has asked the FCC to limit the new rule only to…