No Finger Flap Fallout Fines for M.I.A. Expected

The bird gesture probably safe under FCC rules

M.I.A.'s flip of the bird and bleeped-out fleeting expletive during Madonna's Super Bowl halftime performance may have caused a real flap, but unlike Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction in 2004, which led the Federal Communications Commission to slap a $550,000 fine on CBS, the FCC is unlikely to jump on NBC's affiliates and levy a fine for a fleeting finger gesture.

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