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joanna weiss

Partnering up to battle TV violence

You can always count on controversy from a Super Bowl broadcast, and while Beyonce’s clothes stayed in place on Sunday night, the show didn’t disappoint. We just had to wait until the end, after the Ravens won, when the cameras caught quarterback Joe Flacco running onto the field and saying a bad word. (In his defense, winning the Super Bowl probably does feel bleeping awesome.)

The Parents Television Council was swiftly on the case, urging retribution against CBS. The group was living up to its reputation. Founded by conservative activist Brent Bozell, the group is best known for flooding the FCC with indecency complaints, fueling the Janet Jackson wardrobe-malfunction controversy at a Super Bowl many moons ago.

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