Today marked the first Boston Red Sox game since the individuals behind the Boston Marathon bombings were no longer fugitives. As the Red Sox prepared to meet the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz addressed the crowd in a speech carried live on MLBN, as well as regional network NESN and radio stations WEEI 850 and WUFC 1510.
In the speech, Ortiz talked about the efforts and thanked Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick and the city’s police department.
Then, in the bit of the speech that has the internet abuzz, Ortiz said “This is our f---ing city! And nobody's going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong.”
Almost immediately following Ortiz's f-bomb, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski took to the government agency's Twitter - and gave the big man a free pass, Tweeting "David Ortiz spoke from the heart at today's Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston - Julius".
Now, I have a real question about this - swear words are okay in certain circumstances? I mean, how can the FCC fine some one or a network for saying something similar in a situation that is passionate? When standards are compromised, can you ever really go back to what was?
What do you think?