"CBS is two-faced. The company
apologized profusely after the incident happened and
reminded the public last week that it had apologized.
What it's not telling the public in its press releases
is that its lawsuit maintains there was nothing indecent
about Janet Jackson exposing herself during the football
game with millions of children watching," said L. Brent
Bozell, president of the PTC™.
"If this incident was not indecent, as
CBS is claiming in court, why is CBS apologizing? If
CBS is honest in its apology, why is it filing a lawsuit
claiming the incident is not indecent?
"CBS has continued to show its arrogance
and disregard for the decency law. It's outrageous that
CBS thinks it has a ‘right' to air nudity over the
public airwaves at hours when millions of children are
in the viewing audience. CBS thinks that only an
apology suffices and has gone on to essentially slap the
public in the face with its lawsuit to ensure its
‘right' to air indecent material.
"Not only does CBS feel it has the
‘right' to air nudity over the public airwaves, it also
thinks parents should be the ones taking responsibility
for the raunch that's broadcast into their living
rooms. CBS' participation in the $300 million dollar ad
campaign to teach parents about ‘parental controls' is
even more proof of how out of touch CBS is with American
families and demonstrates just how cynical and desperate
it has become.
"CBS is a prime example of why the vast
majority of Americans, Congress and the White House
supported increasing broadcast indecency fines. CBS
shows that the networks cannot be trusted to ensure
commonsense decency standards are met and that the
decency law is followed. Fines against multi-billon
dollar networks that break the law are the only way to
safeguard the public airwaves."