Censorship Group Targets CBS After Flacco’s F-Bomb

The Parents Television Council wants the network held accountable for not blocking the quarterback’s use of an expletive.

Joe Flacco’s foul language following the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl win on Sunday night may put CBS, the network that televised the game, in hot water with the FCC, according to Politico.

Following the win, the team’s first championship in more than a decade, Flacco was caught repeatedly using an expletive that CBS wasn’t able to bleep out before it was broadcast into millions of homes.

The news website, which covers politics and government, reports that the Parents Television Council asked the commission to investigate why the network allowed the word to be broadcast.

The network has been in trouble with censors before.

CBS broadcast the Super Bowl in 2004 and aired singer Janet Jackson’s infamous "wardrobe malfunction."

The network was initially fined $550,000 by the FCC, but was cleared of the fine after an eight-year battle, according to Entertainment Weekly

Who do you think is to blame, Joe Flacco or CBS? Should there be any repercussions for this incident?

michael mooney February 05, 2013 at 07:42 PM
The kids heard it on TV rather then the school bus? WOW! we should just ban speaking as any word spoken at the wrong tome is going to offend somebody. These kids have heard this word before - count on it!. So long as Flacco stays out of dog fighting I can accept a few F bombs. For what it's worth it was an F'ing GREAT game. If not for the power outage the RAVENS were on a roll to make it a slaughter! Next year we have to be supportive of the 'Vens - no more RAY!
Chuck Burton February 05, 2013 at 08:19 PM
No more RAY? You're forgetting about RICE? Not the leader that Lewis has been, but if Joe doesn't stand up, somebody has to.
Needaname February 06, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Carol February 06, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Come on, if it were Fox News someone would be in more than Hot Water. To many double standards.
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