He's Shocked.... Shocked!
Jeff Jarvis notes that the US Federal Communications Commission doesn't have any problem with the word "fuck" in Saving Private Ryan, so broadcasters can safely show the film without incurring fines. But that FCC does have a problem when Bono or Howard Stern uses the word, however. So those fines can add up.
Jarvis professes shock at the inconsistency, but he shouldn't. Middle America isn't threatened by Tom Hanks or Steven Spielberg. But Bono and Stern make it very uncomfortable. FCC Commissioner Michael Powell may not be consistent, but he knows his middle-brow, God-fearing constituency very well.