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Fcc vs pacifica second broadcasting is uniquely

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Unformatted text preview: (although Janet Jackson can tell you about whether the word’s referents are word’ still deemed obscene). INDV101 – Fall 2007 Dirty Words Harm Kids? • This American Life: “propriety” (6:20-17:57) (6:20- Then FCC Commissioner Powell Ira Glass Bono INDV101 – Fall 2007 ‘F-ing Brilliant!’ FCC – ‘Golden Globe’ Decision INDV101 – Fall 2007 INDV101 – Fall 2007 7 Dr. Timothy Jay Dr. Dirty Words INDV101 – Fall 2007 INDV101 – Fall 2007 Kids & Taboo words? • By far, the winner is… is… • F*** (age 5-12) 5• Sh** (age 7) Sh** • Suck, damn, Jesus (summer camp) • Hell, bitch, bum, ass (day care) INDV101 – Fall 2007 INDV101 – Fall 2007 8 INDV101 – Fall 2007 INDV101 – Fall 2007 INDV101 – Fall 2007 INDV101 – Fall 2007 9 Why do we swear? FCC vs. Pacifica • “Second, broadcasting is uniquely accessible to children, even those too young to read. Although Cohen's written message might have been incomprehensible to a first grader, Pacifica's broadcast could have enlarged a child's vocabulary in an instant.” instant. INDV101 – Fall 2007 INDV101 – Fall 2007 Violent behavior, bad words? Jiminy Cricket! Dangnabbit! INDV101 – Fall 2007 INDV101 – Fall 2007 10 Denotation, connotation • Connotation – ‘The signifying in additi...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2010 for the course INDV 101 taught by Professor Walker during the Fall '07 term at Arizona.

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