Getting Your Hands Around The Meaning Of “Obscene”

“Abruptly, the FCC is frantically following its mandate to bar “obscene, profane and indecent language” from “radio communication.” Those adjectives seem more like a rhetorical flourish in the U.S. Code than specific categories, but the difference between indecency, obscenity, and profanity has become a real question. It’s almost impossible to prove that broadcasts on public airwaves are obscene by the statutory definition.”