"Explicit sex, violence, and profanity-laced dialogue—how much worse can prime-time television get? Well, thanks to a new US federal court decision, TV content is likely to slide still further, even faster. This week a United States appeal court threw out the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) current “decency policy,” siding with several broadcasters who claimed that the policy infringed their First Amendment right to free speech. The FCC’s regulations forbade broadcast TV from airing “patently offensive” content involving “sexual or excretory organs or activities” during hours when children were likely to be watching. In its decision on Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit held that that the current FCC policy was unconstitutionally “vague,” creating a “chilling effect that goes far beyond the fleeting expletives at issue here.” Without clear standards to define patently offensive and indecent content, the judges worried that broadcasters would risk sanctions for ambiguous content. The Parents’ Television Council, an advocacy group that monitors media content and its effects on children, believes otherwise. The court opinion, says the PTC, “authorized the broadcast networks’ unbridled use of the ‘f-word’ at any time of the day, even in front of children.” Unfortunately for families, the cultural momentum is clearly pushing towards more profanity and graphic content on TV. " http://www.mercatornet.com/family_edge/view/7596/ So, where do parents stand on this decision? Is this a liberal/conservative issue, and if so...where would each side stand?