FCC Fines ABC $5 Million for Profanity in Lost ‘Whispers’

Writes Santa on the Lostpedia Blog:

ABC was hit Monday with a record $5 million indecency fine by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for improper language in two recent episodes of the hit television drama Lost. The proposed fines, which include $7,000 fines against each ABC local affiliate, underscore the FCC’s efforts to enforce the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005.

“We didn’t think anyone would play them backwards” claims script boss Gregg Nations.

These episodes of Lost included numerous profanities as well as explicit sexual and bodily function language embedded in so-called “Whispers” in two episodes of Lost broadcast in March, “The Other Woman” and “Meet Kevin Johnson.” The audio track of these whispers, when played backward, allegedly reveal indecent language.