Opponents of easing restrictions on cursing and “nonsexual nudity” over public airwaves have flooded the Federal Communications Commission with more than 100,000 public comments.

The FCC in April asked for feedback on a plan to focus its enforcement efforts on the most egregious cases of indecency. If adopted, the regulations would be a departure from more aggressive George W. Bush-era policies of penalizing even isolated uses of expletives on broadcast television.

In particular, the commission sought comments on how it should handle infrequent cursing and instances of nudity that are not overtly sexual.

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