The commission formally reversed its policy in March 2004 to declare even a single use of an expletive could be illegal.
The changes became known as the “Golden Globes Rule,” for singer Bono’s 2003 acceptance speech at the awards show on NBC, where he uttered the phrase “really, really, f—ing brilliant.”
All quotes from http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/04/28/supreme.court.indecent.speech/
This not an example of profound human stupidity. It is even understandable that some want to protect their kids from foul language.
Nevertheless, the “Golden Globe Rule” seems to be going overboard.
This is just an amusing example of exaggerated dogmatic conservativism. It must be quite expensive to have all live television programs delayed a few seconds, so that professional who dedicates his live to beeper-button-pressing can bleep out any indecent word that could possibly be spoken.
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