censorship, a goddamned slippery slope

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Michael Kelly that goddamned george bush 2006 computer drawing


Just spotted this tiny item in this morning's Newsday:

BLEEPS ON A PLANE. So much for God and country, at least during some in-flight showings of the Oscar-nominated movie "The Queen." All mentions of God are bleeped out of a version of the film distributed to Delta and some other airlines, The Associated Press reports. Jeff Klein, president of Jaguar Distribution, the Studio City, Calif., company that supplied the movie to the airlines earlier this month, said it was a mistake, committed by an overzealous and inexperienced employee who had been told to edit out all profanities and blasphemies. Jaguar has been sending out unedited copies to the airlines.


[image from openstudio, spotted while searching for an image for "goddamned",]

ah! I was actually in one of those prudish flights and watched (and heard) The Queen being blipped, which I thought was a hearing mistake.. it's all clear now.