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FCC’s grand total in fines for 2005: $0.00

Clearly, there’s “post 9/11,” and then there’s “post nipple/04″.

After levying a record amount ($7.9 million) of fines last year, this year the FCC fined…no one at all.

This has the Concerned Parents of Earth, or whatever they call themselves, ready to riot, but it’s a sort of chicken-and-egg-argument: Did the FCC fine no one in 2005 because, having fined so many so much (thank you, Janet) last year, everyone was on their best behavior? (Well, except you, CSI.)
Or, could it be, as Reuters notes:150px-Kevin_martin_FCC.jpg

“[FCC chair Kevin] Martin has been hamstrung in part because the Bush administration has been slow to fill vacancies on the five-member commission. It was split with two Democrats and two Republicans until this month when one Republican resigned.”

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We think it’s really because Martin, like Harry Potter, is still going through puberty, and it’s hard to hand out fines and still be able to get a date for Yule Ball. Having kids of their own, it’s something you’d think The Intergalactic Parents Against Televised Skin Balloons would understand.

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