FCC Tells FOX to Hand Over Indecency Complaints. Instead, It Sends 'Em to KDFW.
In its inquiry, the FCC sought information from Fox on all of its affiliated stations that may have aired the episode. But instead of sending the entire trove of complaints, the FCC sent Fox just a sample complaint identifying Fox station KDFW in Dallas.Incidentally, FOX rejects the FCC's rejection.
According to the FCC, that station's owner, NW Communications, did reply, but the responses "were incomplete and unsatisfactory." NW contended that the Commission should seek an inquiry only from each licensee of a station that has received a complaint, not the entire network or station group. "We emphatically reject that position," wrote P. Michele Ellison, chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau.