Quick Index
 Adult Industry News
Search AINews Database
Type Keyword or Phrase Here
Advertise with AINews Pornography feminists unshackle their desires and celebrate their sexuality in the patriarchal world

Front Page
Film News
Media News
Business News
Clubs & Appearances
Law & Politics
Internet & Mobile News
Lifestyles Arts Health Charity
Letters to the Editor
Movie Spotlight Reviews
Pornstar Pages
AINews Staff
Ad Rates
PR 101: Press Release Service

Porn for GEEKS! Meet me & my friends!

Eva Angelina at Twistys

February 13, 2004 12:00am
Super Fuss Over Super Bowl Show
Source: Free Speech X-press
by: Kat Sunlove

(EVERYWHERE, USA) -- The dominant censorship news of the day is the huge clamor over the Super Bowl half-time show. The controversy is based on a legitimate gripe, as noted by Free Speech Coalition Executive Director Kat Sunlove in last week's press release -- along with many other commentators -- which is that the Super Bowl broadcast is supposed to be G-rated family fare. Parents who wish to protect their children from MTV-style imagery were caught unawares.

That said, it is nonetheless alarming how the hounds of censorship have been set loose over the issue. In two different hearings on Capitol Hill, lawmakers excoriated Mel Karmazin, president of Viacom Inc., which owns CBS. Members of the House Telecommunications Committee spent more than two hours grilling Karmazin, who again apologized for the show. "You knew what you were doing," said Rep. Heather Wilson, (R-NM) her voice cracking. "You knew that shock and indecency creates a buzz that moves market share and lines your pockets."

Karmazin insisted that CBS and MTV did not know about plans to rip off Jackson's top, nor the crotch-grabbing dance steps that were also included in the halftime show. In the meantime, network censors are editing TV shows in a clear departure from their practice of the last few years, when all the networks took halting steps to match cable networks in pushing edgier, more-explicit programming. CBS has deleted a brief scene showing a fleeing man's naked backside from "Without a Trace." the network also has forced a trim from a coming episode of the missing-persons drama, this time a depiction of a couple having sex standing up.

Edits also are affecting CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." the head producer of ER is angry with NBC for cutting a shot of an 80-year-old woman's breast from the latest episode. "While the unexpected exposure of [Janet] Jackson's breast during the Super Bowl halftime show was inappropriate and deplorable on a broadcast intended for viewers of all ages, said ER executive producer John Wells, "ER's incidental exposure of an elderly woman's breast in the context of a medical trauma is not comparable."

NBC affiliates, however, had complained to the network, saying they believed the Federal Communications Commission would fine them if they aired the split-second shot, in which the woman's shirt is ripped off so doctors can treat her. At ABC, executives said they had preliminary discussions about trimming a 15-second sex scene from "NYPD Blue" from telecasts in the Central and Mountain Time zones, where the series airs one hour earlier than on the coasts and presumably is seen by younger viewers.

Joe Roth, producer and director of the upcoming Oscar telecast said the ABC network's 5-second censor delay will be used to shield viewers from any unlikely profanity or nudity but will not interfere with any political statements winners may make. "I spoke with the nominees and just said that, when they come up, they're all under this microscope, unfortunately, because of these events a couple weeks ago," said Roth.

From Lisa De Moraes, the Washington Post, 2/6/04
And from Anthony Breznican, the Associated press, 2/10/04
And from Scott Collins and Maria Elena Fernandez, L.A. Times, 2/11/04
http://www.latimes.com/business/printedition/LA-fi-censors11feb11,1,517682.s tory?coll=LA-headlines-pe-business
And from Kathleen O'Brien, the New Jersey Star Ledger, 2/12/04
http://www.nj.com/living/ledger/index.ssf?/base/columns-0/107657020595191.xm l

Advertise with AINews

Related Stories

Related Sites - WARNING! Graphic Content



Top Stories

The Roast of April O'Neil

McCullough, Rai on Inside

Morgan, Foxxx CoHo XRCO

Big Ass Rubdown ~ Reviewer Rated

Avengers XXX2: An Axel Braun Parody

MWA: 05/03/18

MWA: 04/29/18

MWA: 04/28/18

Natasha Nice Free Agent

Holly Hendrix Self Booking

CDC: Undetectable HIV

2018 XRCO Nominees

Inside The Industry 04/25/2018


Natasha Nice Gangbang

Amateur Introductions 26

Sex Expo NY 2018

2018 XRCO Awards Announced

Banks, Rose at Treasures

Anal Violation of Bonnie Grey ~ Reviewer Rated

Kiki Daire Hosting Karaoke 2.0 Tonight

Eros, a Short Film

MWA: 03/04/18

Lee Signs Victoria June

Maxine X Voted #1

Czernich Releases Heavy Rubber 37

Legal Panel: Weinstein, #MeToo

Strip Club Rock Festival Promotion

Natasha Nice Spring Schedule

MWA: 02/28/18

APAG Investigates Abuse

Nikki Benz at Sapphire NY

Kelli Roberts' Novel Bad Night

Consent Checklist

Nice Girls Swallow 10

Stories From

Law & Politics

APAG Investigates Abuse

Prop 60, Part One

Prop 60, Part Two

Official APAG Statement

Darling Running for Assembly

Possible Identity Theft

Bunny Ranch Special

Prop 60 Defeated

Tarts for Trump

Darcy Tyler Jailed

Weiner Offered Media Director

Julia Ann Against Prop 60

Pedophile Olympic Coaches Exposed

Law & Politics Section Index

Alice Polls Her Clients

What Prop 60 Really Is

IEAU Statement on Prop 60

FLOTUS Shatters Porn Search Records

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Offered $50K

Cruz Receives Porn Offer

Performers File Unpaid Wage Claims

Candidate Sex Tape Scandal

Donald Trump Porn Parody

Sex with Donald Trump

Hof Runs for Senate

Hookers for Hillary

Adult's Achilles Heel

AHF's Hidden Agenda

Pistol, Ross Talk Condoms

Modern Comstockery

Hof on Phoenix Hooker Bust

Cal/OSHA vs Evil Angel

Pornstar Graduates Law School

AHF Against AB 999

CraigsErotica Letter to Senators

Amazon Crushes Small Business

Letter of Equality

ASACP Service Recognition Award

Suit Filed Challenging Measure B

ASACP Ready For Internext

Octomom Loses Civil Suit


Crakmedia ASACP Corporate Sponsor

Mo Reese Statement

CAM4 Newest ASACP Sponsor

Takedown Piracy Removes 10,000,000

Three Stooges Porn Controversy

Suing: Wasn't Sexy Enough

Lords of Acid Censored

Nate Glass on CNBC

Copyright © 1998 - 2018 Adult Industry News (AINews.com)
All materials constituting text, articles, press releases, stories, columns, photographs, graphics, and code on the AINews.com domain are protected by copyright, and either owned by Adult Industry News (AINews.com), or reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way, or transmitted to others, without the written permission of Adult Industry News (AINews.com).