FCC Chief Gives Blessing to Ballplayer’s On-Air F-Bomb in Boston

Apr 22, 2013  •  Post A Comment

The Federal Communications Commission gave its blessing to an F-bomb dropped on-air by the Boston Red Sox’ designated hitter David Ortiz, who gave a rousing speech as the team returned to Fenway Park on Saturday, its first game since the Boston Marathon bombing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"After thanking Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick and the city’s police department, Ortiz yelled ‘This is our f—ing city!’ Ortiz added: ‘And nobody’s going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong,’" the story reports.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski tweeted that Ortiz "spoke from the heart at today’s Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston."

Ortiz’s speech came a day after the surviving suspect in the bombing was taken into custody.

One Comment

  1. I totally support how the Chairman Genachowski is reacting to this, but it’s frustrating that they are so random with their indecency decisions.
    If it’s a position the commissioners agree with, then it’s totally OK to swear on-air. If they don’t like the message, then they will fine you.
    Seems random and bogus to me. Too much power in too few hands…
    Bill Sanford

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