More than four years after Justin Timberlake revealed a rarely seen
portion of Janet Jackson's anatomy to millions of football fans during Super
Bowl XXXVIII, a federal court threw out the Federal Communications Commission's
(FCC) $550,000 fine for CBS. Among the incident's legacies: introducing
the term “wardrobe malfunction” into the national lexicon, a 2005 halftime
performance by Paul McCartney featuring approved lyrics, and the tough
anti-indecency policies of FCC chairman Kevin J. Martin.
Also in the media glare:
Right-wing shock jock Michael Savage defends calling autistic children “brats.”
The New York Times
and LinkedIn team up to give members a personalized experience on the business
Next on the local TV news: product placement.
Republican-friendly pundit Sean Hannity strikes a two-station-operator deal.