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Certain things were deemed to be offensive. It was usually bad language.
Currently under FCC policy, indecency determinations hinge on two factors. First, material must describe or depict sexual or excretory organs or activities. Second, the material must be patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium.
Each day, each one of us chooses not to do many things that would be legal but offensive to those around us.
We need to begin an all-out diplomatic offensive on Darfur in order to prepare the way for a peacekeeping force that can ensure protection for the people of Darfur.
Flame mails and offensive Internet activities are not classy. It doesn't fit with our culture here, where we respect the gender, race, opinions, ear-lobe apparel and choice of clothing of all employees.
The one effective method of defending one's own territory from an offensive by air is to destroy the enemy's air power with the greatest possible speed.
I hate the industry even more now, no bands get nurtured anymore. Labels only spend money promoting acts they know will be Top Ten. I find it offensive spending $2 million on a video.
In some respects, inside information is a form of financial steroid. It is unfair: it is offensive; it is unlawful; and it puts a black mark on the entire enterprise.
I'm not the voice of reason; I'm more the guy using these offensive topics as fodder to raise tension in a joke.
Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
In 'Gran Torino,' I play a guy who's racially offensive. But he learned. It shows that you're never too old to learn and embrace people that you don't understand to begin with. It seems like nobody else got that message, I guess.
I mean, when you're a pioneer and you are at the forefront of an offensive, you're going to be the most optimistic person.
Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me.
Some people can do things and get away with it. Comics are famously like that. Why is it that some guys can say the most horrible things and it's not offensive, it's funny?
I was an offensive defenseman. I was up the ice as much as I was back.
There is no doubt that because I am a switch hitter I have one of the best offensive advantages that a hitter can have.
So we're considering doing a new Christmas album, because there's been Christmas episodes since then, and maybe finally do the version of 'The Most Offensive Song Ever' with lyrics intact.
Our music has always been instant reactive and I guess taking our time to absorb things and say what you really want to say could be much more offensive than anything we've ever done.
Many company policies restrict use of E-mail, limit access to offensive Web sites and prohibit disclosure of confidential information. Few policies, if any, directly address personal Web pages.
As an artist, I try and be controversial, and I have been a bit offensive at times. I have a view on the burka, and I'm sure a few of the Muslim girls and their families would have a view of me on stage in next to nothing!
I don't find the whole 'cougar' word that offensive.
I don't lead a particularly Bohemian existence. The main criterion for me is not to be judgemental of other people so long as what they do is not harmful or offensive to others.
Hats divide generally into three classes: offensive hats, defensive hats, and shrapnel.
Even if you didn't see the movie, you'd see two words you'd never seen put together before - comedy and Muslim. Comedy is friendly - it's the least offensive word in our language.
I find it very offensive when the government tells me what I can and cannot watch. Censor yourself.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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