December 07, 2004
A MediaWeek article claims 99.8 percent of all indecency complaints to the FCC in 2003 were filed by a single "activist" group, the so-called Parents Television Council. Sounds like spamming and trolling combined into one attention-seeking, time-wasting, self-righteous grievance. So. Much like the pinch-faced, finger-wagging trolls of the blogosphere then.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 7, 2004 09:43 AM
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Tracked on December 9, 2004 05:42 PM
Gee, Nick - anyone in particular in mind? 8^)
Posted by: John of Argghhh! at December 7, 2004 12:30 PM
Ha! There are plenty of them out there. I would not want anyone to feel singled out. Or, for that matter, feel that being an especially strident pinch-faced busy-body was an accomplishment.
Posted by: Flea at December 7, 2004 12:45 PM
The PTC conveniently allows you to send the FCC a complaint from their website. One could, if one were so inclined, file a complaint in the name of L. Brent Bozell III (address: 707 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017) complaining that there is not enough nudity on Desperate Housewives. This would show up at the FCC as a complaint. Not that I would ever encourage such a thing.
Posted by: Fred at December 8, 2004 05:50 PM
Nor could I endorse such a satisfying, witty scheme!
Posted by: Flea at December 8, 2004 09:37 PM