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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

Posted in Uncategorized

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