FCC clears 'Simpsons,' 'Friends' of indecency raps WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Monday denied 36 complaints of broadcast indecency in con
January 23, 2005

FCC clears 'Simpsons,' 'Friends' of indecency raps

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Monday denied 36 complaints of broadcast indecency in connection with popular TV shows like “Friends,” “The Simpsons,” and “Gilmore Girls.”

The complaints to the Federal Communications Commission were all filed by the Parents Television Council, a conservative watchdog group which frequently complains about sex and violence on television.

“None of the segments were patently offensive under contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, and thus not indecent,” the agency said in a statement.

As reported earlier, PTC is responsible for 99.8% of FCC complaints.

Jeff Jarvis has a much more thorough article on the story here.

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