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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ms. Jackson, if you're nasty

According to the, the $550,000 fine against CBS for the Janet Jackson Nipplegate scandal has been been dropped. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the FCC deviated too much from its "normal" fining practices in the CBS case. Gigwise says the court ruled that the FCC “cannot change a well-established course of action without supplying notice of and a reasoned explanation for its policy departure."

CBS commented, “It recognizes that there are rare instances, particularly during live programming, when it may not be possible to block unfortunate fleeting material, despite best efforts.”

What's still hilarious is that they called it a "wardrobe malfunction." Justin Timberlake clearly reaches over and rips the boob cup off of Janet Jackson's chest immediately after singing the words, "gonna have you naked by the end of this song." I mean, c'mon! Don't get me wrong, I'm glad the fine was dropped against CBS, but perhaps they should be fined for thinking the American people so dumb as to believe that was a "wardrobe malfunction."

You can relive the memories on YouTube.


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