NEWSWIRE: Group files complaint with FCC about NASCAR, Fox and the ‘S-word’ – March 28, 2006

The president of the Family Policy Network has filed an official complaint with the Federal Communications Company after a Nextel Cup crew chief’s four-letter expletive on his team’s radio was aired live on the Fox Sports broadcast of Sunday’s Food City 500.

“NASCAR has a profanity problem,” Joe Glover said. “On one hand, leaders of the sport want families to think they’re against it. On the other hand, they don’t seem to want it to stop.

“At some point, you have to wonder if NASCAR is really serious about establishing a family-friendly environment for their radio and television audiences.”

The word was said over driver Martin Truex Jr.’s team radio late in the race.

Copyright, – 2006

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Twin Cities Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN (3/28/06): Story – FPN Release

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Times Leader – Wilkes-Barre, PA (3/28/06): Story – FPN Release

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Forth Worth, TX (3/28/06): StoryFPN Release

Duluth News Tribune – Duluth, MN (3/28/06): Story – FPN Release

The Charlotte Observer – Charlotte, NC (3/28/06): StoryFPN Release

The Tribune – San Luis Obispo, CA (3/28/06): Story – FPN Release

The Kansas City Star – Kansas City, MO (3/28/06): Story – FPN Release

Akron Beacon Journal – Akron, OH (3/28/06): StoryFPN Release

The Herald – Bradenton, FL (3/28/06): Story – FPN Release

Lexington Herald-Leader – Lexington, KY (3/28/06): Story – FPN Release

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