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2008-08-03 06:00:17

By Randy McMullen Well, of course it was arbitrary. How could it not be? How can any person or agency come up with a policy that fairly, reasonably or consistently determines what is obscene for 301.1 million wildly varying people, and then stick to it? Why should anyone even try? They should try, as a rebuttal might go, because if they don't, sicko un-American Machiavellian pervs will litter our airwaves with blast after blast of icky naked human body parts, sex acts and dirty words...

2008-07-31 12:00:44

OUR OPINION The ruling last week by a federal appeals court to throw out the penalty imposed on CBS for the Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" represents another change in our public standards. About 90 million people tuned in to the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII between the Patriots and Carolina Panthers and listened to Justin Timberlake sing "gonna have you naked by the end of this song," just before he ripped away Janet Jackson's bustier, exposing her breast for an instant....

2008-07-23 09:00:46

By Deseret News editorial The irony is that Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" can be viewed on-demand on YouTube. That illustrates the problem the FCC has when trying to turn back the clock on objectionable behavior in the name of public decency. Still, a federal appeals court in Philadelphia this week made the FCC's job a lot more difficult. The public airwaves still hold a great deal of influence over the nation's cultural climate, even if that influence is shrinking. By...

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2008-07-22 12:00:00

In a 1993 Rolling Stones cover story titled "Sexual Healing," singer Janet Jackson tells a reporter: "Look, sex has been an important part of me for several years. But it just hasn't blossomed publicly until now. "For me, sex has become a celebration," the singer said. Jackson also apparently agreed that she was in full control. "Every aspect of my recording or performance is vital," she said. "Nothing happens without my approval." The accompanying cover photo was of a topless Jackson in...

2008-07-22 03:00:29

By Chris Mondics, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 22--CBS did not breach the federal government's decency rules when Janet Jackson's breast was briefly exposed in a dance routine during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, a federal appeals court sitting in Philadelphia ruled yesterday. The court found that the Federal Communications Commission had unevenly applied its standards for judging whether broadcast content was indecent when it fined CBS $550,000 for the notorious "wardrobe...

2008-07-21 21:00:27

PHILADELPHIA _ CBS did not breach the federal government's decency rules when Janet Jackson's breast was briefly exposed in a routine during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, a federal appeals court sitting in Philadelphia ruled Monday. The court found that the Federal Communications Commission had unevenly applied its standards for judging whether broadcast content was indecent when it fined CBS $550,000 for the notorious "wardrobe malfunction." It said many other examples of broadcast...

2008-07-21 12:00:51

By Peter Mucha, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 21--A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has overruled the FCC's $550,000 fine against CBS for the infamous Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. Singer Janet Jackson's breast became briefly exposed during a performance with Justin Timberlake, and the Federal Communications Commission fined CBS $550,000 for negligently contributing to indecency. As millions watched, Timberlake reached for...

2006-09-01 16:54:47

By Gail Mitchell LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Few artists can sustain an extraordinary career that, despite a few bumps along the way, has fans anticipating your every move after 20 years. Two decades after the debut of Janet Jackson's career-making album, "Control," fans are eagerly awaiting the September 26 release of her new Virgin Records set, "20 Y.O." (formerly titled "20 Years Old"). The album reunites Jackson with original "Control" collaborators Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis,...

2006-09-01 16:50:41

By Ray Waddell NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Although she has only a handful of national treks under her belt, Janet Jackson is one of the most successful female touring artists of all time. Numbers back it up. Between 1993 and 2002 (when she last toured), Jackson grossed $94 million and sold nearly 2 million tickets to just 161 shows reported to Billboard Boxscore. So as Jackson prepares for the September 26 release of her new Virgin Records album "20 Y.O.," marking the 20th anniversary...

2006-07-28 12:00:00

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CBS Corp. asked an appeals court on Friday to overturn a Federal Communications Commission fine for the network's broadcast of pop singer Janet Jackson's breast flash during the 2004 Super Bowl broadcast. The FCC ruled that the incident was legally indecent and fined 20 stations owned by CBS $550,000. "We disagree strongly with the FCC's conclusions and will continue to pursue all remedies necessary to affirm our legal rights," CBS said in a...


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