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...the agency on Oct. 12, in proposing fines of nearly $1.2 million against Fox Broadcasting and its affiliates, said it received 159 complaints against Married by America, which featured strippers partly obscured by pixilation.
But when asked, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau said it could find only 90 complaints from 23 individuals.
“All but four of the complaints were identical…and only one complainant professed even to have watched the program,” Fox said.
Parents Television Council's Wrestling Moves Were Fake
By Brian Carnell
Tuesday, July 9, 2002
USA Today is reporting that World Wrestling Entertainment has reached a settlement with the Parents Television Council over claims the PTC made that four children died after attempting moves they saw on WWE's Smackdown!.
The PTC agreed to pay WWE $3.5 million, retract the claims and publicly apologize for its statements.
The amusing thing is that PTC is an offshoot of Media Research Center. MRC is a conservative media watchdog whose mission is to point out inaccuracies and bias in the mainstream media.
Anyway, here's the full statement of retraction from PTC/MRC head honcho L. Brent Bozell,
FCC Rules In Favor of Buffy and Against PTC Complaint
By Brian Carnell
Saturday, August 14, 2004
Parents Television Council -- the group last seen paying WWE $3.5 million after the PTC lied about the WWE's role in a number of child deaths -- filed a complaint about an episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. The episode in question featured simulated sex between Buffy and Spike, which the PTC claimed was indecent.
The Parents Television Council Making Money Off of WWFE Product Sales
The Parents TelevisionCouncil(PTC) has been attacking the WWF's sponsors for quite some time now, causing many to reconsider their sponsorship of the syndicated weekly television show Smackdown!
However, during their campaigning against the World Wrestling Federation(WWF[Stock Exchange symbol WWFE), they were secretly making money off of WWF product sales on-line, with their on-line "MarketPlace." In the MarketPlace of the PTC website (www.ParentsTV.org), it states:
". . .Every time you make a purchase in our MarketPlace, a percentage of the sale goes directly to the Parents Television Council. . ."