AFA Alert... Profanity on CBS

Thread starter #1
August 28, 2006

CBS To Air Profanity-Laden Program

Network testing waters to see how far they can go.

Not content with all the profanity already on TV, CBS has decided to air the profanity-laden unedited version of "9/11" on Sept. 10. The decision by CBS is a slap in the face to the FCC and Congress, which recently raised indecency fines to $325,000 per incident.

"9/11," which will be shown in prime-time, contains a tremendous amount of hardcore profanity. CBS has stated they have not, and will not, make any cuts in the amount and degree of profanity. In addition, the network is suing the FCC over the indecency law, saying they should be able to show whatever they desire whenever they desire. CBS wants no limits.

This is a test case for CBS to see how far they can go. If there is no out-pouring of complaints from the public, they will go further the next time.

The profanity is so bad that CBS has warned their affiliates that they could be subject to huge fines. The FCC says it will fine not only the networks, but also affiliates if the law is violated. Under the new Broadcast Decency Act the $325,000 per incident could run into millions of dollars not only for the network but also for local affiliates.

CBS could very easily bleep out the profanity, but they refuse. The network wants no restraints on their programming. If they are allowed to get away with this, they will simply air even more profanity in the future.

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Send an email, asking the FCC to enforce the law. Your email will go not only to the FCC, but also to CBS.

Contact your local CBS affiliate and ask them not to air "9/11."
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Please forward this to your friends and family. Share this information with members of your Sunday School class and church, and urge them to get involved.

If no changes are made and your CBS affiliate carries the program, AFA will provide you with information for filing a formal complaint with the FCC.

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CAL

Senior Member
#2
It is a crying shame the people of this country have to be exposed to this kind of language by CBS or any other means.Any way we cut it profanity is simply a lack of vocabulary on the part of the individual.I find it adds nothing to any conversation except to demonstrate an individuals lack of intelligence.My .02 cents.
 

PWalls

Senior Member
#4
Delton said:
Turn the channel. ;)
Yep, that might would be a viable option. However, you let one do it and then they will all start doing it. Pretty soon, there won't be a channel to turn it to.

Of course I have solved that at my house by turning the cable off. TV in my house only comes on to watch a Netflix rental (which I have 100% control over) or to play the PS2.
 

blindhog

Senior Member
#5
All across the channels there is raw porn now, cussing and sexual content is rampant.

PWalls has done the only thing right, quit watching altogether!

Bet nobody hears that from a pulpit these days!
 
#6
I'l willing to bet dollars to donuts that they will claim first amendment rights.
 
#7
There surely must be some misunderstanding here. Everybody knows that conditions are better now than they used to be.

This was clearly established in a recent thread.
 

No. GA. Mt. Man

Gone But Not Forgotten
#8
blindhog said:
All across the channels there is raw porn now, cussing and sexual content is rampant.



Bet nobody hears that from a pulpit these days!
You sure do at Old Fashioned our preacher preaches against all that and laying out of church, drinking,dressing like a harlot and other things that are accepted or shuned by alot but not all preachers nowdays.
 
#9
i would be interested to see a credible source for this information. not saying it isnt accurate but it almost sounds like propaganda. i did a goole search and the only websites i found this article on were onemilliondads.com and onemillionmoms.com again i am not refuting this nor do i disagree with what it is saying but i would like to see it in a more credible source before i put much stock in it. i find it hard to believe that a major network like cbs would go toe to toe with the fcc. all they would have to do is snatch their broadcasting license and guess what no more cbs. they will dance on the line all the time but i doubt they would take a diving leap over it. if i am wrong i will be the first to admit it so somebody help me find some proof.
 

reylamb

Senior Member
#11
This is being completely, totally, 100% blown out of proportion. If CBS is warning affiliates, they forgot theirs in Atlanta and Charleston for sure......since I have friends in both markets I went to the source.

According to my morning emails there is no pending, nor rumored lawsuits pending for CBS against the FCC, at least not as it is stated in this email.

While I am certainly not happy with the current language allowed on primtime network TV, we all have the option on our remote controls.....turn the channel. At some point in time we as a society have decided that we need the government to decide what is appropriate and not for us and our children to watch.

Having said all of that, 9/11 is considered a documentary. As such documentaries have more leeway with what they can and can not show and what language can be used. Many years ago NBC aired Shindlers List unedited, including the full frontal nudity. The appropriate warnings were shown at the beginning of the show and folks had the decision, watch or turn the channel. I suspect this "documentary" will be much the same. Understanding human nature as it is, I am fairly certain the language used by those on the planes, in the towers, and the rescue workers would make sailors blush. If the language is a reflection of what happend we have a choice, watch or turn the channel.
 
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270win

Guest
#12
Has anyone seen this documentary? I saw it about 2 years ago. It's an incredible story that actually takes you into the towers before they fall. The language is pretty bad at spots, although it's different. In the movies they use foul language for effect... These are just real people that are totally overwhelmed by what's happening to them and around them. To me it was far more disturbing to hear the sounds of bodies hitting the ground and the roof above the lobby... people were jumping out of the towers to their death.

Anyway, I'm not a really a TV watcher. Weather channel and hunting videos.. I'm not one to condone foul language or content coming into our home either. I just thought I'd try to help people know what this documentary is about.

I can tell you this, my kids will not be watching this. It's far too shocking to watch the events of 9/11 unedited for a child....

Be blessed,
270
 
Thread starter #13
Update...

CBS Affiliate General Manager Says 9/11 Clearly Violates New FCC Rules

Your local manager needs to see this! Please forward this information to him.


CBS will air their program 9/11 this coming Sunday evening. The program contains much obscene language. CBS has said they absolutely will not mute the obscenities.

Rick Jordan, General Manager and Vice President of CBS affiliate WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland, had this to say concerning the obscene language:

"This program contains elements which CLEARLY violate the Federal Communication Commission’s NEW indecency guidelines and policies. While this program has aired two other times on our station in past years, this program's content is now in direct violation of the FCC's recently revised and enacted indecency rules.

"WBOC is granted a license to serve the public by the FCC, and as a federally licensed television station, the station is required to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC has refused to make any exception to their new rules for stations that choose to air this show and violate these new policies. WBOC intends on complying with our requirements as public trustees by airing an alternate program."


Please forward this email information to your local station manager today!

To find you local station's email address, click here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/07/31/utility/main517034.shtml . If it is not available, you can call your local station and ask them for a valid email address.
 
#14
Seriously. From what I know these are profanities from the fireman who were there saving lives and losing thier own in the process. It just so happens that on 911 a firehouse had a camera man doing a documentary on them and then 911 happened.

If you dont like it turn the channel. These men died heroicly saving others. I say its worth airing whether it be profain or not. I get AFA alerts but at times they should just shut thier trap.
 
Thread starter #16
I want to see this program myself, but if we had kids I'd be disappointed that I couldn't show it to them because the language wasn't bleeped out. That's all it takes, why can't they do that? The 'extra (graphic) reality' isn't necessary, IMO.

:pop:
 
Thread starter #17
i would be interested to see a credible source for this information. not saying it isnt accurate but it almost sounds like propaganda. i did a goole search and the only websites i found this article on were onemilliondads.com and onemillionmoms.com again i am not refuting this nor do i disagree with what it is saying but i would like to see it in a more credible source before i put much stock in it. i find it hard to believe that a major network like cbs would go toe to toe with the fcc. all they would have to do is snatch their broadcasting license and guess what no more cbs. they will dance on the line all the time but i doubt they would take a diving leap over it. if i am wrong i will be the first to admit it so somebody help me find some proof.
Here's some links on the latest update, about CBS affiliate WBOC not running the 9/11 program...

http://www.wboc.com/Global/story.asp?
S=5366545&nav=MXEF

The AFA update I just sited in post 13 is repeated here for credibility:

http://www.freepress.net/news/17491
 

contender*

Senior Member
#18
Sounds to me like a conspiracy to get people not to watch the documentary!! A LOT of people would like EVERYONE to forget about the terrorist attacks, it's called desensitizing! Any accurate documentary that is made should be required watching for every school kid from 8th grade up! I'm not an advocate of dirty stuff on TV but I have heard a lot of crying about these documentarys not being shown on TV.
 
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270win

Guest
#19
I believe that this country needs to see and remember that day again. We've forgotten much of what we experienced. I hate to say it, but we need a reminder like this or another attack to help us realize the threat that we face from Islam. Having seen this documentary I would have to say that even with the language "bleeped out" it's still too much for small children... But us adults need to revive our resolve to fight until Islam is no longer a threat. Maybe this documantary will help....

Be blessed,
270
 

Buzz

Senior Member
#20
Interesting discussion. Many folks are concerned about kids hearing dirty words. From my perspective I'd be more worried about kids seeing dismemebered, crushed, maimed, and burnt bodies than a few curse words. IMO - if the kids are too young to handle the language they are probably too young to handle the sheer horror of the situation in the first place. Just my opinion and it's worth exactly what you paid for it.
 
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