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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Free speech doesn't mean anything goes

http://www.afa.net/emails/transform.asp?x=espn_012308&s=browser&y=2008&m=01  

Dear President Bodenheimer:

I am appalled that neither ESPN nor ABC has taken any action against Dana Jacobson for her hateful, slurring remarks about Jesus.

Your refusal to take any action is an indication of your contempt toward Christians.


George Bodenheimer, President
ESPN
ESPN Plaza
Bristol, CT  06010
Primary Phone: 1-860-766-2000
Secondary Phone: 1-888-549-ESPN
E-Mail: George Bodenheimer, ESPN

http://www.afa.net/emails/transform.asp?x=abc_011608&s=browser&y=2008&m=01

ABC allows f-word during Good Morning America show

File a complaint with the FCC against ABC and your local station for airing the f-word.


This past Tuesday (Jan. 15), ABC network broadcast stations aired "Good Morning America." During the course of the program, ABC affiliates chose to broadcast actress Diane Keaton's blatant use of the f-word.

Transcript of interview with Diane Sawyer:
Keaton: "Those lips, I love them. I would like to have lips like that. Then I wouldn't have worked on my f---ing personality. Excuse me, my personality. If I had lips like yours, I'd be better off. My life would be better. I would be married. I have these thin lips."

Sawyer: "My mother is going to work on your personality with soap in your mouth."
Click Here to see the video.

ABC and your local station have been warned about allowing the f-word on the public airwaves. The network could have easily muted the obscenity. But it chose not to. The network stations purposely chose to violate Federal and FCC law by airing the program.

Here is your opportunity to make the networks more sensitive to your concern. Please file a complaint with the FCC against ABC stations for the broadcast of indecent language.

Take Action!

File a formal complaint against your local ABC station for airing the f-word during Good Morning America.
To file your complaint click here!

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Sincerely,

Don

Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman American Family Association

 Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St, S.W.
Complaints and Political Programming Branch
Enforcement Division, Mass Media Bureau
Washington, DC 20554

This is a formal COMPLAINT of indecency on broadcast television. My complaint concerns the PROGRAM ON:

NETWORK: ABC and Affiliate Stations

STATION CALL LETTERS: WISN

PROGRAM TITLE: "Good Morning America" which was broadcast on:

BROADCAST DATE: January 15, 2008

BROADCAST TIME: 8:20AM Eastern

Documentation of the material on which my COMPLAINT is based on the information provided below.  A video copy of the incident is available from American Family Association.

Complainant also believes that such material is:

(a.) Clearly offensive according to the standards of my community; and
(b.) Especially offensive because it was broadcast at an hour when millions of children were watching.

For the reasons above stated, Complainant urges the FCC to exercise its responsibility to enforce the existing law against indecency on broadcast TV between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. (Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 1464) by levying severe sanctions against the broadcasters of this program.

Documentation --------------

On January 15, 2008, ABC broadcast "Good Morning America."  During the course of the program, actress Diane Keaton uttered the word "f-----g."

End Documentation --------------

In addition, Complainant urges the FCC to fully investigate each incident on its own merit to determine whether the word "f-----g" was in violation of broadcast decency rules.

COMPLAINANT RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS THAT THE FCC ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THIS COMPLAINT, AND THAT THE FCC KEEP ME INFORMED OF THE PROGRESS AND RESULTS OF YOUR INVESTIGATION INTO THIS MATTER.

Kevin J. Martin, Chairman
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC  20554
Primary Phone: 1-888-225-5322
Fax: 202-418-0710
E-Mail: Kevin J. Martin, FCC

 

http://www.wisn.com/aboutwisn12/270707/detail.html 

Jan Wade, President & General Manager

This is a formal COMPLAINT of indecency on broadcast television. My complaint concerns the PROGRAM ON: WISN

NETWORK: ABC and Affiliate Stations

STATION CALL LETTERS: WISN

PROGRAM TITLE: "Good Morning America" which was broadcast on: WISN

BROADCAST DATE: January 15, 2008

BROADCAST TIME: 8:20AM Eastern

I do not know if our local station aired this unacceptable word. If WISN did let it through, then I am formally complaining about that action.

Documentation of the material on which my COMPLAINT is based on the information provided below.  A video copy of the incident is available from American Family Association.

Complainant also believes that such material is:

(a.) Clearly offensive according to the standards of my community; and
(b.) Especially offensive because it was broadcast at an hour when millions of children were watching.

For the reasons above stated, Complainant urges the FCC to exercise its responsibility to enforce the existing law against indecency on broadcast TV between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. (Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 1464) by levying severe sanctions against the broadcasters of this program.

Documentation --------------

On January 15, 2008, ABC broadcast "Good Morning America."  During the course of the program, actress Diane Keaton uttered the word "f-----g."

End Documentation --------------

In addition, Complainant urges the FCC to fully investigate each incident on its own merit to determine whether the word "f-----g" was in violation of broadcast decency rules.

COMPLAINANT RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS THAT THE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THIS COMPLAINT, AND THAT THE YOU KEEP ME INFORMED OF THE PROGRESS AND RESULTS OF YOUR INVESTIGATION INTO THIS MATTER.

Sincerely,
Kyle Prast

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