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11-21-2006, 12:41 AM
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Janet Jackson covers her breast after her outfit came undone during the half time performance with Justin Timberlake at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston in this Feb. 1, 2004 file photo.

Lawyers for CBS Corp. argued Monday that singer Janet Jackson’s breast-baring at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2004 was unintended, took place without the knowledge of the network, and should not be considered indecent.

CBS is suing the Federal Communications Commission in the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, challenging a $550,000 fine issued by the agency over the stunt, which created a national furor.

In a court brief, CBS argued that the FCC had “failed to turn up even a shred of evidence suggesting that anyone at CBS participated” in the so-called “wardrobe malfunction,” and that the commission had abandoned its long-standing approach that “fleeting, isolated or unintended” images should not automatically be considered indecent.

In response, the FCC released a statement charging that the network “continues to ignore the voices of millions of Americans, Congress and the commission by arguing that Janet Jackson’s halftime performance was not indecent ... we continue to believe they are wrong.”

The show aired on Feb. 1, 2004, to an estimated audience of 90 million. During a musical number, singer Justin Timberlake pulled off part of Jackson’s bustier, briefly exposing one of her breasts.

In its filing, CBS described the flashing as an “unscripted, unauthorized and unintended long-distance (http://www.srch-results.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=77&k=long%20distance) shot of Ms. Jackson’s breast for nine-sixteenths of one second.”


11-21-2006, 01:46 AM
I honestly don't care too much for censureship, so good luck to CBS.

11-21-2006, 02:06 AM
The FCC should STFU, no one cares any more, that was 2 years ago you stupid *****.

11-21-2006, 07:29 AM
The FCC should STFU, no one cares any more, that was 2 years ago you stupid *****.