WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the government could threaten broadcasters with fines over the use of even a single curse word on live television, yet stopped short of ruling whether the policy violates the Constitution.
The decision did, however, throw out a ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. That court had found in favor of a Fox Television-led challenge to the FCC policy and had returned the case to the agency for a ''reasoned analysis'' of its tougher line on indecency.
Tsk, tsk Shep ... Looks like you’ll have to pay the fine.
Oh, and Shep, you’re right: “WE ARE AMERICA:” YES. WE. DO.
Isn’t it a bitch when reality intrudes to shatter your illusions?