Monday, November 10, 2008
Joe Scarborough, the rightwing host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, dropping the “F” bomb this morning on live television. Will the FCC go batshit crazy the same way they did a few years ago when the country got an unexpected 2 second glimpse of Janet Jackson’s nipple? Ultimately, the FCC fined CBS $230,000 for Miss Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction.
Don’t expect the FCC to fine MSNBC for Scarborough’s morning potty mouth. Not because Morning Joe is on cable but, because the FCC is still run by Bush appointees and Joe Scarborough is, after all, a Bush-licking Republican. The rules for Republicans are different.
Imagine if it had been Keith Olbermann who dropped the “F” bomb during Countdown? The religious right would be screeching at full volume, demanding his suspension or worse, his termination.