In what has been variously described as a victory for free speech and a defeat for all that is good and gentle in the world, the FCC recently ruled that U2 frontman Bono's use of the word fuck during a broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards was not obscene.
The Golden Globe as a vehicle for expanded expression? Fucking unbelievable!
One caveat: The FCC was at pains to explain that fuck is OK as long as it isn't used to describe, well, fucking. It's only kosher as a "crude" intensifier, not as a signifier of "sexual or excretory organs or activities."
Bono's line that prompted the ruling (and the complaints): "this is really, really fucking brilliant."
[Link via Poynter]