Think yer so smart and polite, eh?
Actually, wee muricans couldn’t keep track of that many systems of measurement, so maybe you are smarter than us? Definitely more polite, per the Axios afternoon email thingie:
Another Trump legacy: The days of major broadcasters fearing FCC fines for obscene language seem long gone.
Why it matters: It’s no longer uncommon to hear cable anchors use foul language or for TV or radio personalities to make indecent remarks on air, Axios’ Sara Fischer and Margaret Harding McGill report.
- Beginning with Trump’s campaign in 2015, networks had to consider how to cover obscenities in politics.
- The “Access Hollywood” tape forced networks to grapple with how to report newsworthy Trump remarks that weren’t acceptable for broadcast TV.
This year’s barrage of unusual behavior and events also pushed networks to throw previously held standards out the window.
- Following the nightmarish first presidential debate, CNN’s Dana Bash told millions of viewers: “That was a sh-t show.”
- CNN reportedon a secret recording of First Lady Melania Trump in which she used profanity.
Between the lines: The FCC’s last major enforcement was during the Obama administration. The agency proposed a $325,000 fine against a Roanoke, Virginia, TV station for including a sexually explicit clip in a story about an adult film star volunteering for the local rescue squad.
What we’re watching: Consumers increasingly get their programming from streaming — where FCC rules don’t apply, anyway.
But there’s this:
So I gotta say I love the Canadians.