FCC Indecency Stats Continue Their Roller Coaster Ride
from the up-and-down-we-go dept
Matthew Lasar writes in to point out that the roller coaster effect of FCC indecency complaints has continued. We've pointed out in the past that indecency complaints to the FCC follow something of a roller coaster path, mainly because almost all of the complaints actually take the form of form letters generated off the websites of certain advocacy groups -- and rarely are sent in by anyone who actually saw the offending material (other than, perhaps, on the website of the advocacy groups, which often tend to make the "questionable" content a lot more accessible than anyone else). Lasar notes that after a slow August with only 3,108 complaints, the FCC was inundated in September with a whopping 163,553 complaints. Of course, this could just mean that TV really was that much more offensive in September, but it would be interesting to find out what the complaints pertained to, and just how many of them were of the form letter variety.