FCC Probably Powerless To Fine ABC Over Diane Keaton's "Fucking Personality"

Diane Keaton, while appearing live on “Good Morning America,” told Diane Sawyer that she’s admired her looks, particularly her lips, saying “that if she had lips like that she wouldn’t have had to work on her ‘fucking personality’ and would be married by now.” Obviously, Diane Keaton is awesome, but FCC chairman Kevin Martin is notoriously fond of attempting to punish stations that allow free spirited celebrities to slip in a few “shits” and “fucks” into their live television appearances.

After Bono expressed his opinion that winning a Golden Globe was “really, really fucking brilliant,” the FCC tried to amend the obscenity rules to include “fleeting references,” such as Bono’s. The rule was tossed out by a court.

Last year’s court decision that threw out the FCC’s policy on “fleeting references” complicates any action the commission might want to take against the stations or the network, chairman Kevin Martin told reporters.

When asked whether the FCC would take action, Martin appeared flummoxed by the court’s decision and the most recent incident of celebrity potty mouth.

“Obviously the commission’s pending litigation has impacted a whole host of issues, but I don’t know enough about the details of this to see how it would be impacted,” he said.

Diane Keaton swears on TV, FCC stammers [a wire service]
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