FCC says Private Ryan (and the FCC) can say "the f word"
March 01, 2005
Jeff Jarvis notes that the FCC acted as art critic when it ruled in favor of Private Ryan on the grounds that it was "art." They ruled against U2's Bono claiming that the "'F-word'... inherently has a sexual connotation," revealing, perhaps, something about the FCC's commissioners. And personally, I can think of no better way to imbue a word with power than to capitalize it and refuse to say it. Kids hate that. (BuzzMachine)