FCC Balks At CBS Appeal

The Federal Communications Commission on May 31st rejected a second appeal by CBS to lift the $550,000 fine for the Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” that briefly exposed her breast during the 2004 Super Bowl.

In the appeal, the network claimed the show was not indecent. But the FCC disagreed, rejected that argument and called the violation “willful.”

In the order, the FCC noted that the fine imposed on CBS is less than one-fourth of the $2.3 million the network charged for a 30-second advertisement during that year’s Super Bowl broadcast.