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Old 09-18-2007, 06:09 PM   #46
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I didn't even know the Emmy's were on until the day after this happened. So maybe all this press is a victory for all parties involved?

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Old 09-18-2007, 06:43 PM   #47
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I think it's a tad hypocritical to censor what Sally Field said when apparently it's OK for Brad Garrett to make a bunch of jokes about the female presenters' breasts or for Ryan Seacrest and Neil Patrick Harris to make pervy remarks about the barely-legal actress from Heroes.

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Especially with them both being gay (Harris, openly admitted that is). Not that there's anything wrong with that
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:53 PM   #49
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Originally posted by Lila64
Especially with them both being gay (Harris, openly admitted that is). Not that there's anything wrong with that
Maybe they thought it would be less offensive that way than if a
couple of straight male celebrities made the same jokes? I think that's a stupid argument, but after all, it is Hollywood we're talking about.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:42 PM   #50
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Seacrest isn't gay.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:59 PM   #51
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They can show heads getting blown apart but they sensor "damn" and things like boobies. Ridiculous.
One night at 8 PM I wanted to watch a Charlie Brown special. I tuned in to CBS because they always used to be on CBS. Instead there was a young woman in skimpy black underwear having computer sex with a webcam. She was murdered before I could turn the channel, which I was trying to do as fast as I could. This was on at 8 PM.

But goddamn is a bad thing on tv.

Thank God I don't watch TV.
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:30 PM   #52
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The time on that clip looks like 11 something PT, so apparently you can say goddamn when it's that late. That would be the only explanation for the discrepancy if it was censored just for that word.

FOX censored Sally Field's anti-war comments during her acceptance speech at the Emmys.

Some people want to claim it's because she said "god damn", but clearly FOX has no qualms airing "god damn" cause on a recent FOX News program they aired it 5 times in the span of a couple of minutes.

Oh, and the FCC ruled that "goddamn" is perfectly acceptable on broadcast television.

FOX just didn't want you to hear what Sally said, and the majority of Americans already know, that "if mothers ruled the world there'd be no goddamn wars in the first place."

A big thanks to ChrisBG at the Newshounds for remembering this "god damn" segment on FOX News and then actually finding it!
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:23 PM   #53
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Well that surprises me. I've had the impression that "goddamn" has been on the bleep list on most networks for awhile, but apparently it's OK on FOX (sometimes, anyway). I'm still not sure I see censorship here, and I'm no fan of FOX...I mean, what Sally Field said is pretty inocuous as far as anti-war speech goes.
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:16 PM   #54
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Me too. I can't believe I'm actually saying this, but ... I think I'm willing to give Fox the benefit of the doubt on this one.

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