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The Daily Show on Fleeting Expletives: What Not to Swear

By: Luke Gilman | Other Posts by
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The Supreme Court recently took up the case of ‘fleeting expletives’ aka the ‘Bono rule’ in FCC v. Fox Television Stations. It didn’t escape the notice of the Daily Show, which has in the course of it’s typical fare of sharp political satire and outlandish humor, developed the bleeped curse-word to an art form of sorts. Stooping to the occasion, the Daily Show channels their inner George Carlin for what could only charitably be described as a tour de bleeping, a magnificent piece of satire as wickedly self-referential as it is funny and appalling.

Thank goodness the FCC is here to protect us from profanity on the airwaves.

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  1. lukegilman says:

    Lest you be tempted to bemoan the perilous state of our morals in this crude new world of modern media, I should point out that bleeping has been with us since 1680.

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