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March 15, 2006

An "American Idol" Recap, and some FCC Fine Rantings.

By: The Dude on the Right
I was going to write a blog on this, but for the sake of expedience, I decided to do a long-winded podcast.  First off I give you my incredible recap of last night's "American Idol" performances, hoping that Kevin, a.k.a. "Chicken Little" gets sent home tonight, and how sick I am of Kellie Pickler and her dumb-blonde attitude, that, and the fact, that if you aren't familiar with Stevie Wonder, you don't deserve to be on "American Idol."

Mostly, though, this podcast deals with the recent FCC rulings, giving a penalty to a community college TV station broadcasting a documentary about the blues, how FOX got lucky with the 2003 Billboard Awards, where Nicole Richie dropped both the S-Bomb and the F-Bomb, because the FCC didn't reverse the ruling on Bono's F-Bomb, calling any utterance of the word "fuck" indecent, until 2004, how Oprah is still untouchable it seems, and the absurdity of a complaint about Chris Rock hosting "The Academy Awards."  Then, of course, they hit CBS, it seems their favorite target, with a $3.6 million penalty for an episode of "Without a Trace."  Yes, that's right, "Without a Trace."

In the end I'm calling for new guidelines for filing a complaint, namely that when you send in said complaint, you have to swear to your God, and on the lives of your children and loved ones, that you actually watched the show you were offended by.  Chairman Martin wrote that "the number of complaints received by the Commission has risen year after year.  They have grown from hundreds, to hundreds of thousands."  My guess, and it's just my guess, but hundreds of thousands of those complaints are nearly identical, form letters sent by e-mail, by a couple of groups, disbursed to their e-mail lists, wanting the government to be the parents that parents can't seem to be.  I say you can't file a complaint unless you watched a show and it offended you, not that someone told you it was offensive and to file a complaint.

Alright, my podcast went on too long, and this podcast recap is even too long, damn.  Oh, wait, can I use the word "damn?"  I don't know.  Shit?  No, wait, I was using "shit" as a question of wonder, not about poop.  Oh, no, can I use the word "poop?"  Fuck?  Wait, that's a question of wonder as well, not meaning "screwing."  Oh, no, can I use the word "screwing?"  I guess I'm just glad that I'm not a network broadcaster because how can four or five people decide what should or should not be seen on TV or heard on radio.  My feeling is that the public decides, by watching or listening, and the networks obey by having shows run or canceling shows quickly.  I've got to end this now and watch "Survivor" and the "American Idol" vote-off show.  Hopefully neither the FCC, nor the PTC, start deciding who gets voted off of those shows, and if our government decides they should start regulating things like satellite radio, especially my Howard Stern listening, which has been hinted at, they will have to deal with my wrath.  Alright, I have no wrath, but I'll be pissed.  No, wait, I was using "pissed" as meaning I was upset, not about pee.  Oh, no, can I use the word "pee?"  Fuck?

That's it for this one!  I'm The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!

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Posted by Rightdude at March 15, 2006 7:14 PM

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