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Brilliant Analysis, "Think Progress"
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, September 20, 2007

Think Progress is sure it has caught Fox being hypocritical:
During the Fox network broadcast of the Emmy Awards this week, Actress Sally Field’s acceptance speech was censored because she used the word “goddamn.” “If mothers ruled the world,” Field said, “there would be no god-damned wars in the first place.” Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films catches Fox News cable pundits using the word “goddamn” repeatedly on air. Watch it:
Do watch it (here)

Now, can anyone tell me why Sally's curse word didn't make it on the air but those of the pundits did?

Here's the paragraph again with hints for those who might have missed it:
During the Fox network broadcast of the Emmy Awards this week, Actress Sally Field’s acceptance speech was censored because she used the word “goddamn.” “If mothers ruled the world,” Field said, “there would be no god-damned wars in the first place.” Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films catches Fox News cable pundits using the word “goddamn” repeatedly on air.
Think they'll ever figure it out?
 
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Think they’ll ever figure it out?
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Written By: Billy Hollis
URL: http://qando.net
Sorry, I couldn’t resist. I know a rhetorical question when I see one.

ThinkProgress is in the game of finding sticks to beat up Republicans and conservatives. Since the sticks are rhetorical, they don’t necessarily have to be logical or fair. Once they find a stick, they’re not going to give it up over a quibble like this.

Until I see the left coming to terms with the plastic turkey, I certainly won’t expect them to account for nuances such as broadcast vs. cable.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
URL: http://qando.net
I suspect that another difference may be that besides being on cable, Fox News pundits might not be broadcast with a delay of some minor amount of time as the Emmy Awards presumably are, thus censoring them would be impracticable without the change. It is quite possible that I am incorrect as I care too little about either Fox News or the Emmy Awards to have bothered to research the matter.

That’s irrelevant anyway as mister McQuain’s subtle bolding of, "cable," is a far better explanation from any perspective.

And even if there was an inconsistency, I would have to search very desperately to find a reason to be at all incensed by such a triviality.
 
Written By: Paludicola
URL: http://www.vikinghats.com
Ditto, Billy Hollis.

But I do want to commend Think Progress for their brave action in covering the vid-report by bravenewfilms. Brave. Very brave. Being brave bravely, especially in the facsist state we are now in and, as their second commenter wrote, "...the right has a stranglehold on our MSM. The sheeple need to be informed ...."

"Psst. Do something" ... LMAO!
 
Written By: Dusty
URL: http://
Censorship is not having the soundguy unplug your mic because you’re rambling overtime in a show that’s already behind schedule.

Guarantee you the decision to shut her up stemmed from a desire to just get her off so they can get on with the show, rather than anything else.

Idiots.
 
Written By: shark
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Not just cable, but cable at 2 in the morning.
 
Written By: Jim Treacher
URL: http://dailygut.com
Still, I’m surprised that these days there would be a problem with "goddamn" even on broadcast tv. I’m old enough to remember when Archie Bunker’s use of "goddamn" and later Maude’s use of "son of a bitch" were considered shocking; but in recent years I’ve gotten the impression anything other than the "f" and the "s" word (and even the latter has been heard on occasion) goes. Since I am old enough to remember when there really was censorship on tv, I’m always mildly surprised when I hear "ass" (as in "hiney") and other once verboten words dropped into family-hour sitcoms. I would have assumed the former Flying Nun could blaspheme to her little heart’s content and no one except me would have raised an eyebrow.
 
Written By: Bilwick
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Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn!

 
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