Fuck The FCC, Again


It seems like only yesterday that Al "Grandpa Munster" Lewis was shouting "Fuck the FCC!" at a free speech rally put on by Howard Stern (it was actually 1987).

It's time for a reprise, as the FCC has just levied new fines against Stern for broadcasting "indecent" material on a Detroit (Rock City) station. The watchdogs also reversed their earlier ruling that Bono's use of fucking as a non-sexual adjective during a Golden Globes Awards show was acceptable.

According to a new study, Stern is responsible for half of all the fines the FCC has issued since 1990. I hope its commissioners remember to send him Christmas cards.