As mentioned, this is Cable and not Network Broadcast, the FCC has no power over them. Cable is a service you pay for knowing that the experience might not be to your liking. If you have problems with it you need to contact your local franchise and/or stop paying for the service.
One of the draws of cable, for both viewers and studios/writers/etc is the freedom. Cable shows (including news) can do a lot more without worrying about being censored by the government or parent groups.
So if "standards" are not enforced then it becomes a numbers game: who does and who does not want mature subject matter, cursing, etc. And if someone doesn't like something, simply don't watch the show or use the V-Chip. Right there they give you the option: you don't want your kids watching something with coarse or vulgar language then set it to avoid shows that are either TV-14 or TV-MA
I pay for quality uncensored TV, or what little of it there is now a days, so:
- Why should my viewing habits be affected by your religious beliefs or opinions on morality?
- Why should your opinion mean more than mine?
At most our opinions should be equal, but the logic below gives me a little more weight
(A) Leave in something that's a little mature offensive, then the offended parties can avoid it (see above methods).
(B) Take it out of one of the few mediums where it exists, and the people that WANT it have NO option.
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