PTC Asks FCC to Rule ‘CSI’ Episode Indecent

Feb 28, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The watchdog Parents Television Council on Monday asked the Federal Communications Commission to rule that a Feb. 17 episode of “CSI” on CBS violated the agency’s indecency prohibitions.

The corpse featured in the episode belonged to an adult male who enjoyed defecating in diapers and suckling the breasts of a babysitter–before he dove off a balcony in an ill-fated LSD trip. Cited as offensive by the PTC were discussions about damages to the character’s “sphincter” from repeated “rectal” insertions. One character also claimed to be “banging” another character’s wife on the prime-time program.

“The FCC needs to get tough with CBS and its affiliates and send a strong signal that such content will continue to cost them FCC fines, and, hopefully, their broadcast licenses, for their part in pushing television programming into the gutter,” said L. Brent Bozell, PTC president. CBS had no comment.