BBC - Christmas song edit - PC madness?

Roger Kirk
Tue Dec 18 15:05:56 EST 2007

> Apparently, BBC's Radio 1 program has cut out the word "faggot" from 
> the song "Fairytale of New York," by the Irish band The Pogues and 
> singer Kirsty MacColl. 
PC Madness?

Per Jerry Doyle, on last night's how, in a recent TV airing of the movie 
"Midway", the word "G**k" was overdubbed with the word "Goober"

Ten years ago, on a New York TV station,  late at night, a Peter 
Sellers' Pink Panther movie had a sound effect (farting) removed from 
one scene.  (Imagine how humorless the campfire scene from Blazing 
Saddles would be.)

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