As I mentioned previously, the House passed legislation this week increasing the fines that can be levied against broadcasters for indecent material. [This article] from the Times provides a great illustration of the effects this sort of thing can have. Frontline, WGBH’s excellent series, has produced a documentary about a US Army regiment in Baghdad. Apparently, the soldiers featured in the documentary do a good deal of swearing as they go about their business of fighting insurgents prior to the recent elections.
Posts in: PBS