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PBS’ new rule: If you bleep it, pixelate the lips, too

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Here it is, from an e-mail sent by PBS:

Editing of Coarse Language/New Practices. Henceforth, producers would face two new requirements: (1) if a word is bleeped or wiped (silenced), the entirety of the word must be bleeped or wiped, meaning that “mother-F-word” would now have to be “bleep bleep,” and (2) if the F-word or the S-word were uttered to camera so that viewers could recognize it from the speaker’s mouth, the lips must be pixelated. [emphasis added]

See the reaction of Front Line’s executive editor, Louis Wiley Jr. (He doesn’t like it.)

Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

July 19, 2006 at 5:17 pm

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The world’s gonna end now. Really.

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“Wall Street Journal to Run Ads on Front Page”

Good grief. Is nothing sacred? See the NYT story and the Dow Jones press release.

Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

July 19, 2006 at 12:29 pm

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