Three Freebies From Legend Karl Icahn As the F-bomb Shocks CNBC Viewers

Alicia Badilla By Alicia Badilla, 4th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Will the NBC share price be effected by their prohibitive use of the F-word? I doubt it but it may cost them a small fortune in fines by the FCC. Read on to hear about cussing Karl and his investment tips.

A brief history on cursing over live public airwaves

Up until the mid 1960s, the word 'hell' was forbidden from US television, I have heard that it did air on a Star Trek episode though.

British TV makes US TV look like it’s ran by Mormons. The F-bomb was mentioned first on British television in 1965 by Ken Tynan. The C-bomb didn’t air till the late 70s (on BBC2). The unofficial time one could swear on TV in Britian was 9 PM.

In the 90s a WW2 drama “The Chamomile Lawn” got into trouble for a rape at 9:01 PM. The Sex Pistols in 1977 appeared on Bill Grundy's lunchtime show and said “What a f*&^*n rotter.”

Karl Icahn, Chairman of Kahn Enterprises is about to become very familiar with the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act or BDEA . Today on a live session of Fast Money CNBC he was annoyed that he couldn’t buy CVS Energy and dropped the F-bomb during his exclusive on Wednesday the third of April 2012. The fine if someone complains to the FCC is a max of $325,000. I thought it was pretty cool and it was the first time I had heard the F-bomb dropped on CNBC.

Right after it happened, Mellissa who was interviewing Icahn, looked to her right as her eyes almost popped out of her head. I guess she doesn’t curse much.
Here are the other 2 freebies from Karl:

“AMLN should be sold because it doesn’t have the strength to continue but its worth more than 22$/share.”

“Research in Motion (RIMM) I can’t even spell it, it is a very difficult area and I’m not involved in it.”

Tim Winter over at NBC I am sure is already getting calls from the “Parents Television Council” who are already suing the company for the use of the F word. Not that he cares though because NBC under his rule argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that it should be allowed to air all manner of indecent material at any time of day, even when children are watching.

NBCUniversal Media, LLC, formerly NBC Universal, Inc. is an entertainment company engaged in the production and marketing of amusement, news, and information products and services globally. The company owns and operates American television networks, numerous cable channels, and a group of local stations in the U.S., as well as motion picture companies, several television production companies, and branded theme parks.

Karl Icahn is not related to Dominique Strauss Kahn although it appears that they do have very similar morals. If anyone does have a problem with Karl saying the word “Fuck” then feel free to email the FCC with your complaint at: You might actually be the first to complain.

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5th Apr 2012 (#)

Great share, Alicia. Thanks.

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