Is the F-bomb ready to go mainstream?

Ribbon When my friend Kelly first saw AdFreak, she expressed surprise that we could say “anus.” I assured her it was the least of our obscenity transgressions. It got me thinking about our nation’s puritanical standards for TV, newspapers and radio. They’re basically the only obscenity-free places in America, and they all happen to be dying. Will they take the FCC and Tipper Gore with them? We’re already doing “unrated” versions of spots for the Web. When will we stop bothering with the “radio edit”? This week, columnist Mark Morford offered up one of the best-ever defenses of obscenity. Be sure to read the paragraph that starts with, “But maybe that’s beside the point.” It’s fucking great. Hat tip to Mike.

—Posted by David Griner

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