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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 2 10:00:02 EDT 2016


I might have said "deleted" or "censored" or "excised," etc., but I was
speaking (i.e., writing) figuratively.

Also, it was still pretty early in the a.m.

JL

On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 9:36 AM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> 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>
>  To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>  Sent: Friday, September 2, 2016 6:43 AM
>  Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Comedy Central...
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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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