Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission and Fox Television Stations went before the Supreme Court to argue whether the FCC’s current indecency standards are too vague. (They are.) It’s an attempt by lovers of boobs and the F-word everywhere to overturn a ruling from 1978, which banned TV and radio material deemed “indecent, but not obscene.” Because the FCC said so, that’s why.
From the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/opinion/one-first-amendment.html">New York Times</a>:
The FCC’s policy prohibits indecent material and profane speech between 6 a.