Californication complaint rejected

NZ Herald 23 Sep 2011
The Broadcasting Standards Authority has declined to uphold a complaint by Family First against TVWorks that popular television show Californication breached the standards of good taste and decency. Family First’s complaint claimed “the quantity of offensive words in such a short period of programming plus the repetitive use of some of the most offensive words” in the episode – which screened on TV3 on April 18 – breached standards of good taste and decency…

….But Family First argued in not upholding complaints against Californication, the BSA has “allowed a progressive lowering of standards to the point of hard pornography and extremely offensive language being common fare on our free-to-air channels”.