[Ads-l] "bleeping" [was: Comedy Central...]

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri Sep 2 09:36:10 EDT 2016


Jon's reference is clear, since he said "in a transcription".  But if it's not clear whether the subject is audio or printed text, do we need separate verbs -- "bleep" vs. ?


Joel

      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
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Elsewhen, a few days ago CNN bleeped "son of a bitch" in a transcription of
Gov. LePage's rant, replacing it with the words "[obscene term]."

Of course, they did the same for "cocksucker."  What's TIME/ComCen's policy
on that one?

JL

On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 9:17 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> has a show on in which only _fuck(er) is being bleeped.
>
> Also, in the current issue of TIME, "cunt" is spelled out, but not the
> sex-neutral "f_ck."
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