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->Mary Whitehouse has taken umbrage, no surprise there.
-->-- '''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''', "Election Night Special"

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[[folder:Music]]

->''Fuck you very much, the FCC,\\
Fuck you very much for fining me. \\
Five thousand bucks a 'fuck',\\
So I'm really out of luck. \\
That's more than Heidi Fleiss was charging me''
-->--'''Eric Idle''', "[[ClusterFBomb The FCC Song]]"

->''It's on the front page of the papers\\
[[MilesGloriosus This is their hour of need]]\\
Where's a policeman when you need one\\
To blame the colour TV?''
-->--'''Music/PetShopBoys''', "Suburbia"

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[[folder:Webcomics]]

->Hello, I'm Miss Sensorshep, Head of Censorship! You see, the working theory is that most people are stupid, and therefore incapable of figuring out what's being covered up and bleeped, and therefore cannot be harmed by their evils!
-->-- ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2003-10-12 filler comic]]

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[[folder:Web Original]]

->Oh, the {{NFL}}, where [[JanetJackson flashing a harmless lady nipple]] is an unforgivable sin, but abusing dogs and women isnít.
-->--'''[[http://dlisted.com/2014/08/21/night-crumbs-175/ Michael K.]]'''

->[[Wrestling/JunkyardDog JYD]] caught Wrestling/RandySavageís steel chair and proceeded to smash his own head into it eight times. If this were todayís WWE, Junkyard Dog would have been fined for each of those chair shots.
-->-- '''''{{Website/Wrestlecrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/wrestlingclassic/ The Wrestling Classic - To Quote Nelson Muntz, "I Can Think of Two Things Wrong With That Title!"]]

->'''Gregg:''' ''Owing to its Nike-driven marketing focus, Oregon has led college sports both toward dazzling flashy uniforms and helmets, and toward scantily attired cheerleaders. Is the latter a good idea?''\\
'''Drew:''' I dunno. Ask your boner. [[YouNeedToGetLaid Itís probably been in need of attention]] since 1982.\\
'''Gregg:''' ''Professional cheerleaders ought to exude sex appeal. They are after all professionals, and the dancing girl who shows lots of skin has a long history in entertainment, at least as far back as vaudeville.''\\
'''Drew:''' [[PoesLaw Is this a parody?]] Is this whole article written By Jon Lovitz in his [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Evelyn Quinn]] costume? WHY, BONERS GO BACK TO THE DAYS OF [[PopCultureIsolation SHECKY GREENE IN THE POCONOS!]]\\
'''Gregg:''' ''They're adults legally, and sociologically more like grown-ups than kids.''\\
'''Drew:''' Are you saying [[Music/BritneySpears theyíre not a girl, not yet a wommmannnnn?!]] Thatís the kind of quality analysis that [[KnowNothingKnowItAll gets you a Brookings fellowship.]]
-->--Drew Magary, [[http://deadspin.com/how-to-give-a-ball-bursting-football-speech-1677815240 "Gregg Easterbrook is a Haughty Dipshit"]]

->''"Texas Preacher Declares [=Ď=]''VampireKnight''[=í=] Manga, Dried Roses To Be Satanic Works, Is Literally Villain From [=Ď=]''{{Film/Footloose}}''[=í=]"''
-->--'''[[http://comicsalliance.com/vampire-knight-dried-roses-cbldf-banned-books/ Chris Sims]]'''

->Now it is hard to keep these groups apart, but any organization with ďFamilyĒ in their name is guaranteed to be, shall we say, over the top. AFAís mission is to make homosexuality illegal, along with abortion, and possibly even women's voting rights. They have rather effective strategies, in particular targeting companies that have made statements or policies in favour of gay rights, advertised in gay publications or advertised during a commercial break in a TV show which they find objectionable. They call for members to bombard these companies with complaints, or boycott their products... Totally insane, vile and zealous, theocrat and Godbot, hatemonger and crackpot, loon, moron, dumbass, crank. You pick, they all fit. [[KarmaHoudini Yet he still seems to enjoy quite some influence.]] I canít quite find words.
-->--'''''The Encyclopedia of American Loons''''' [[http://www.americanloons.blogspot.com/2011/01/130-bryan-fischer.html on]] Bryan Fischer

->''[=Jesus-is-savior.com=]'' is a nutty Creator/JackChick-style (probably nuttier, if you can imagine such a thing) fundamentalist Christian website...''[='=][[TheOprahWinfreySHow Oprah]] is the Most Dangerous Woman in the World![='=]'' because she is a New Ager. The most dangerous soul-destroying television show ever is apparently ''Series/HeeHaw.''
-->--'''''Wiki/RationalWiki'''''

->Although the fight was lost, I for one want to salute the anonymous patron for fighting the good fight and lobbying for this book to be banned. I am a father, and like many fathers I live in mortal fear of my children attacking me. Thereís already [[WellDoneSonGuy an unspoken tension]] between us. Iím getting older and weaker, theyíre getting bigger and stronger. I donít need lunatics like Creator/DrSeuss exacerbating that tension with lines such as [='=]''[[FauxHorrific We like to hop. We like to hop on top of Pop.]]''[='=]
-->-- '''The Screamsheet''' [[http://screamsheet.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/ban-dr-seuss/ in response]] to a Toronto petition to ban ''Hop on Pop'' from public libraries

->The Hinchcliffe era got instant marquee value by casting the unbelievably charming and charismatic theatre actor Creator/TomBaker as The Doctor and winning over a sceptical audience almost immediately...Although it didn't always completely work, the Hinchcliffe era was incredibly bold, confidant and forward-thinking and remains the most popular of the Classic Series eras.\\
Sadly, [[TooGoodToLast it was not to last]]: Phillip Hinchcliffe's steadfast refusal to shy away from the more [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids overtly adult horror]] aspects of the genre he was playing with a roused the ire of media watchdog, moral guardian and professional buzzkill Mary Whitehouse, who claimed Hinchliffe's version of Doctor Who was 'poisoning the youth', dubbing it '[[MurderSimulators teatime brutality for tots]]'. Rather than stand up for its staff and ideals, the BBC, in one of its more reprehensible moves, turned Hinchcliffe into [[ScapegoatCreator a sacrificial lamb]] and fired him after three years to appease Whitehouse. "''
-->--'''''[[http://soda-pop-art.blogspot.com/2013/11/an-introduction-to-classic-doctor-who.html Soda Pop Art]]''''', "An Introduction t Classic ''Series/DoctorWho''"

->June 7, 2010: During the main event of ''{{Wrestling/RAW}}'' between Wrestling/CMPunk and Wrestling/JohnCena, all the rookies who had been on ''[[{{Wrestling/WWENXT}} NXT]]'' Season One jump Punk and Cena together as a unit, all wearing black armbands with a yellow N on them...During the attack, Wrestling/DanielBryan strangled ring announcer Justin Roberts with his own necktie...Daniel Bryan was legit released from the WWE the next day for his use of the tie, because people thought it was [[TooSoon too similar]] to how Wrestling/ChrisBenoit murdered his family. This caused the Internet to go into a complete and utter meltdown. The story in kayfabe was that Daniel Bryan felt remorse for his action and thus Nexus kicked him out of the group. This predictably placed Bryan in extremely high demand on the indie scene and was widely mocked by pretty much every other promotion out there. His first post-WWE indie appearance, for CHIKARA, saw the crowd greet him by hurling ties instead of streamers, to his great amusement.
-->--'''''Taimapedia''''' on Necktiegate

->Youíve got to love how much controversy surrounded this book at the time with the Doctor (Shudder! Gasp!) taking magic mushrooms to contact the Blue. I was 13 at the time this book was released and I have to say after reading it I was a regular user and always high as a kite trying to contact mind controlling aliens. Christ! Give children some bloody respect! The Doctor has since murdered people (''The Burning'') and married and set up shop in a whorehouse (both in ''The Adventuress of Henrietta Street'') but nobody got in a tizzy about that.
-->--'''[[http://docohosreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/left-handed-hummingbird-by-kate-orman.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'', ''The Left-Handed Hummingbird''

->[[SoBadItsGood This is a classic.]] Two Fundamentalists get their panties in a bunch over mystical themes in cartoons and toys... It also makes me kind of jealous, seeing as how frickin' lame and depressing the toys we [[TheSeventies 70s latchkey types]] had to suffer with were. I don't know what's going on in Cartoonland these days (my kids are all too old for this stuff now, alas) but I have a feeling that political correctness and general malaise has probably accomplished what religious hysteria could not and ruined a lot of the fun for kids.
-->--'''[[http://secretsunjr.blogspot.com/2014/09/satans-toybox.html Christopher Loring Knowles]]''' on Gary Greenwald's ''Deception of a Generation''

->Oh yes, much like the {{Chick Tract}}s warned us, ''D&D'' was my enticing entry point to a world of decadent sin and '''[[RevengeOfTheNerds NEEEEEEEERD]]'''ery...Which might make it more ironic that the first group to get me into the tumbling die was a group of Evangelical kids. Sure, they may have tweaked the rules so that [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic magic was actually just psionics]] (because apparently an omniscient ruler of the Universe with a hate-on for anything even hinting of the dark vile forces of magick is also apparently easily fooled by a simple search and replaceÖ no no see, my fictional character is [[MagicAIsMagicA setting things on fire with their brain]], not random fictional magical powers, so weíre all good)
-->--'''[[http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/39923.html Cerberus]]'''

->The Motion Picture Association of America is less than pleased about a new poster for directors RobertRodriguez and Creator/FrankMillerís new ''Sin City'' film adaptation, ''A Dame to Kill For''. The poster depicts the title character, Ava Lord, played by actress Creator/EvaGreen, wearing a sheer gown that doesnít really cover all that much. Specifially, the MPAA complained about the 'curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.'\\
Reading a Frank Miller comic would probably [[YourHeadAsplode make the MPAAís collective head explode.]]
-->--'''''[[http://comicsalliance.com/sin-city-a-dame-to-kill-for-eva-green-poster-mpaa-banned/?trackback=tsmclip Comics Alliance]]'''''

->We start out with a parental discretion warning. I've whined about this before. The last time they did this was when Lionel [[SuicideIsPainless put a gun to his head and contemplated suicide because he was going to die in pain]]. Because, you know, that's not something someone might do or something a kid might have to one day confront on their own. Something that parents might WANT to have brought before their kids, given the high rate of suicide in teenagers. Y'know.
-->--'''Neal Bailey''' [[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville5-ep14 on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Crisis")

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[[folder:Web Video]]

->Boy, am I glad they cut that last shot out of the theatrical version. I hate it when my slasher movies [[ShapedLikeItself contain slashings in them]]. Just as I hate comedies that don't cut out the funny parts.
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''', ''Film/FridayThe13th1980''

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[[folder:Western Animation]]

-> ''They will clean up all your talking in a manner such as this:\\
They will make you take a "tinkle" when you wanna take a piss,\\
And they'll make you call fellatio a "[[UnusualEuphemism trouser-friendly kiss]]"!\\
It's the plain situation\\
There's no negotiation\\
With the fellas at the freakin' FCC!''
-->-- '''''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NDPT0Ph5rA "The Freakin' FCC"]]

->It's my job to protect you, the viewer, [[IRejectYourReality from reality.]]
-->--'''Network Censor''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

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[[folder:Real Life]]

->To hold a pen is to be at war.
-->-- '''{{Creator/Voltaire}}'''

->There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
-->-- '''Creator/OscarWilde'''

->Harry's world says that drinking dead animal blood gives power, a satanic human sacrifice and Harry's powerful blood brings new life, demon possession is not spiritually dangerous, and that passing through fire, contacting the dead, and conversing with ghosts, others in the spirit world, and more, is normal and acceptable.
-->--''Harry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged''

->Through this material, today's youth can be stimulated to sexual activities for which he has no legitimate outlet. He is even [[HeteronormativeCrusader enticed to enter the world of Homosexuals, Lesbians, Sadists, Masochists, and other sex deviants.]] The psychiatric terms for these ''unnatural'' sex acts are unknown to most ''decent'' adults in our country. But through these solicitous materials, these abnormalities are corrupting the minds and the hearts of our children. Perversion for profit!
-->-- '''George Putnam''', arguing for censorship in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgxEh-F_Cf8 Perversion for Profit (1965)]]

->I have been reading Prescott again and in a changing world it is good to know that the Good Grey Goose of the ''Times'' is unchanged. He still gives marks to novels not for style nor insight nor wisdom nor art, but for 'morality.' Are these nice people? Is this a nice author? Adultery, premarital intercourse, aberration, are wicked things nice people donít do and if an author does not firmly put them down and opt for marriage and fidelity the offending work must go. Prescottís favorite pejorative adjective is 'dull.' ''{{Literature/Lolita}}'', he declared with more than usual horror, was 'dull, dull, dull!' Now ''Lolita'' was many things, but it was never dull. It was also literature, a category [[KnowNothingKnowItAll peculiarly mystifying]] to Prescott... To the average American the word 'morality' means sex, period. [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity If you donít cheat on your wife, youíre moral.]]
-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''' [[http://www.esquire.com/features/gore-vidal-archive/comment-0761 on]] ''New York Times'' critic Orville Prescott

->Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and [[MilesGloriosus attacked a hot fudge sundae.]]
-->-- '''Kurt Vonnegut''' (attributed)

->When we elected UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and the conservatives decided that they would decide not just what their children would read but what all children would read, it went crazy. My feeling in the beginning was wait, this is America: we don't have censorship, we have, you know, freedom to read, freedom to write, freedom of the press, we don't do this, we don't ban books. But then they did.
-->--'''Judy Blume''', author

->There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?
-->-- '''Dick Cavett'''

->So it was time for me to get a script assignment and I started to do 'Blood and Fire,' because I wanted to do something so far removed from funny. I wanted to show I could do something horrifying. Here is something about this disease that is so awful that we are not allowed to rescue anyone from that other ship, but we donít find out until after our away team has already beamed over...the story wasnít about AIDS as much as it was about [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the fear of AIDS]]. People had stopped donating blood because they were so afraid of AIDS. So I wanted to do a story that involved blood donorship and the whole story was structured that we would need blood donors from the ''Enterprise'' to show that the crewmembers were not afraid of donating blood. I even wanted us to put a card at the end of the episode saying [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle you can donate blood, contact your local Red Cross]]...I go off to a ''Star Trek'' cruise and come back to find there has been a clusterfuck. Rick Berman writes that we canít do this episode and how we are on at 4PM in some markets and mommies are going to write letters.
-->--'''[[http://trekmovie.com/2014/09/12/exclusive-david-gerrold-talks-frankly-about-tng-conflicts-with-roddenberry-berman-jj-trek-more/ David Gerrold]]''', script editor for ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''

->People threaten my life and tell me what a cow I am....Thereís a lot of people I love on {{Twitter}}, but unfortunately you canít read those without reading deranged neocons telling you [[TheFundamentalist you should be buried under a pile of rocks.]]
-->--'''Lena Dunham''', executive producer of ''{{Series/Girls}}'', on quitting Twitter

->Guess what, for all the [[FanDumb fans]] who [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks complain]] that the US {{Toku}} shows have no balls... well, itís not that we donít want to; there are standards and practices that we have to abide by for network television. So itís just not legal to show these things in a kid show in the US and thatís not negotiable. Trust me, we tried and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar we did manage to push some stuff through]], youíll see, but [[InfantImmortality guns held at kids' heads]] and [[NeverSayDie people dying]]? No can do.
-->--'''Steven Wang''', Executive Producer of ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight''

->Press conference yielded the usual crop of daftness. I've been asked if I related personally to {{Film/Carrington}}[='=]s tortured relationship with sex and replied that no, not really, I'd had a very pleasant time since I was fifteen. This elicited very disapproving copy from the Brits... No wonder people think [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland don't have sex in England.]]
-->-- '''Creator/EmmaThompson''', ''Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film ''

->I grew up watching cowboy movies, loved doing that ["pew pew" gesture] with my fingers, 'Bang, bang, you're dead!' I didn't end up a killer.
-->--'''Creator/LiamNeeson'''

->Tell you what: ''Kiss my ass!'' How do you like that?
-->--'''Music/FrankZappa''', replying to being called an "idiot" because of his opposition to censorship, ''Crossfire'' debate (1986)

->If you believe that I'm a cop killer, you believe Music/DavidBowie is an astronaut.
-->-- '''Music/IceT'''

->I am truly amazed that after all this time, religious groups still need to attack entertainment and use these tragedies as a pitiful excuse for their own self-serving publicity. In response to their protests, I will provide a show where I balance my songs with a wholesome Bible reading. This way, fans will not only hear my so-called, 'violent' point of view, but we can also examine the virtues of wonderful 'Christian' stories of disease, murder, adultery, suicide and child sacrifice.
-->--'''Music/MarilynManson''' [[BackhandedApology extends an olive branch]]

->Of what use is freedom of speech to those who fear to offend?
-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert'''

->The FCC, an appointed body, not elected, answerable '''only''' to the President, decided all on its own that radio and TV were the only two parts of American media not protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. I'd like to repeat that because it sounds '''vaguely important'''. The FCC, an appointed body, not elected, answerable '''only''' to the President, decided ''all on its own'' that radio and TV were the only two parts of American media not protected by the free speech Amendment of the Constitution.
-->--'''Creator/GeorgeCarlin'''

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