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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Auntie Bans Girl, Just In Case

I see that Auntie has swathed herself in "glory" (or some other substance) again for some Orwellian post broadcast censorship.

This time Auntie decreed that the use of the word "girl" in a programme (The Queen's Baton Relay) that had already been broadcast about the Commonwealth Games was "offensive" and, as such, edited it out when the programme was rebroadcast.

Mark Beaumont, the presenter, was being filmed grappling with judo champion Cynthia Rahming, and after he was sent crashing to the floor he said:
I am not sure I can live that down - being beaten by a 19-year-old girl.”
Cynthia Rahming wasn't offended by the remark, therefore if she wasn't why did Auntie censor it having already broadcast it?

A BBC spokeswoman is quoted by the Telegraph:
They had more time to edit it the second time. Mark didn't mean to cause offence. But the word 'girl' was taken out just in case it did.” 
Censoring things "just in case" offence is caused is the road to ruin. Scour the world hard enough and you will find at least one person who will be offended by something.

The concept of censoring "offence" needs to be balanced by commonsense, something that Auntie lost many years ago!

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