Bono Backed By Media Heavies In Fcc Battle20 April 2004
Bono Backed By Media Heavies In Fcc Battle
U2 frontman Bono has received the backing of artists and media giants, after he was reprimanded by America's decency watchdogs the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONS (FCC) for swearing on TV.
Media multi-national VIACOM and the Screen Actors Guild are among those uniting behind the WITH OR WITHOUT YOU singer, who caused a storm of protest when he used the 'f**k' word during last year's (03) live Golden Globe Awards telecast.
The FCC - keen to clamp down on televisual controversy following Janet JACKSON's breast-baring escapade at the Super Bowl (FEB04) - subsequently issued Bono with a strong warning that his bad language won't be tolerated in future.
But the protesters have slammed the FCC ruling as "chilling free speech across the broadcast landscape".20/04/2004 13:38
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