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George Bush’s Malfunction

by | 28th, July 2006

WHEN Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunctioned at the Super Bowl in 2004, Americans gasped.

The millions of viewers looking in could not have been more shocked at the sight of Janet’s bejewelled nipple had her top popped open to reveal a white chest covered in a pelt of thick red hair.

Sure, the American pornography industry is huge but Americans are prudish about such things on TV. Complaints were made and the television companies who showed the mind-bending nipple were fined $500,000.

And now a row is brewing in the land of the brave and free. The Times reports on the case of documentary film maker Ken Burns.

Not only does Burns have a beard, which marks him out as a suspect character and possible extremist, but he has produced a film which features swearing. Called The War, the programme has veterans using foul language.

And this is against the rules. Something called the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says what it fit and what is unfit for broadcast. And the swearing

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