THIS IS NOT ANOTHER BASEBALL POST. This is a First Amendment situation.
Today, the Supreme Court will begin hearing a case regarding the FCC and their rules on "fleeting expletives."
Essentially, the case revolves around U2 singer (and new New York Times columnist) Bono. During the 2002 Golden Globes Award ceremony, which was broadcast live, he said, "This is really, really, fucking brilliant. Really, really great."
The FCC warned NBC, who broadcast the awards, that they could be fined in the future if something like this happened again. And they could face two years in prison.
Should Chase Utley go to prison for his "fleeting expletive" during the Phillies World Series celebration? Or is the FCC just trying to ruin the new Phillies dynasty?
1 year ago