The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports.You don't have to stay up very late these days to come across warnings that TV programs contain naughty scenes or nasty words that may offend some people.  For most people, the f-word-laden rants of Dennis Miller have become a fixture of today's TV. And they're much funnier than the recycled pablum of Saturday Night Live or the insipid MAD TV. Canadians like good, strong satire. This Hour Has 22 Minutes is proof of that. Still, the Comedy Network could do a little better with its warnings than "The following program contains language that may offend some viewers. Who cares?," or "We know that's what you're waiting for." Yes, parents who let their kids sit in front of the TV at ten o'clock on a school night watching swearing stand-up comics have a lot to answer for, too, but unlike the broadcast industry, they're not regulated by the CRTC. Canadian broadcasters subscribe to a voluntary code of conduct. The tribunal that hears complaints rarely has to handle issues involving political satire. Dr. Laura Schlessinger was recently slapped on the wrists for her remarks about gays, but Dr. Laura is only funny in small doses, and, even then, she doesn't intend to be. The Comedy Network's little joke warnings do have a grain of truth. If you're familiar with today's genre of stand-up, you already know that there will be rude talk, and if you've clicked on to watch Kevin Spencer or Dennis Miller, you don't care. And if you're a typical adolescent who finds offensive language to be a profound act of rebellion, then, indeed, you have been waiting for the magic moment of late-night comedy. If Dr. Laura's mouth is to be washed out with soap, then perhaps everyone better stick with the spirit of the CAB's rules. If they don't, an obvious double standard will develop in which trendy talk that offends so-called conservative morality will be winked at, while self-proclaimed moralists like Dr. Laura will seem singled out by a system that is open to charges of politically correct witch hunting.