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Nick Jr. Blocks Christmas
Through a looking glass ^ | 12/16/2008 | D.

Posted on 12/16/2008 11:47:50 AM PST by bloodmeridian

My son was playing on Nick Jr.'s Free Draw making a Christmas tree and when he went to write 'merry Christmas' The program would not allow him to type the word Christmas on his drawing. The error message was "Word Blocked" (also blocked where the words and phrases: Savior, Pope, Blessed virgin Mary, St. Nick, Hark the herald angels sing, Silent night, Away in the manger, no crib for his head, and even 'Obama is the AntiChrist', but I think it was because of the word Christ, not Obama, because I was able to write his name alone.)

I was able to type in muhammed, Hanukkah, Eid and Kwanzaa and anything pagan like Yule, Beltaine, Samhain etc. So it seems that only the Christian celebration of this season is unacceptable. I quickly sent emails to Nick Jr. and Viacom Inc. which owns the brand as well as TV Land, Paramount Pictures, CMT and many others.

(Excerpt) Read more at tree-in-the-sea.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: antichristmas; censorship; christmas; culturewars; liberalmedia; nickjr; viacom
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I don't know if this is true, but it wouldn't surprise me...
1 posted on 12/16/2008 11:47:51 AM PST by bloodmeridian
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To: bloodmeridian
Let them choke on this.


2 posted on 12/16/2008 11:50:14 AM PST by wastedyears ("Life's tough... It's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne)
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To: bloodmeridian
I don't know if this is true, but it wouldn't surprise me...

I just tried it out for myself. It is true.
3 posted on 12/16/2008 11:53:39 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: bloodmeridian

Just did it and it is true.


5 posted on 12/16/2008 11:54:15 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: bloodmeridian

The author posted this link to contact Viacom:

http://www.viacom.com/contact/Pages/default.aspx


6 posted on 12/16/2008 11:55:41 AM PST by bloodmeridian (http://feedyouradhd.blogspot.com, http://badfrigginhair.blogspot.com)
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To: bloodmeridian

Can someone post the exact URL and location of this Application (step by step access information) so we can confirm the story. If true, this is BIG, really BIG.


7 posted on 12/16/2008 11:57:35 AM PST by ezfindit (OrthodoxNet.com - Shining the Light of Wisdom and Truth)
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To: bloodmeridian
Typed: Merry Christmas-Blocked Christmas-Blocked Jesus-Blocked But Allah was blocked as well

Photobucket

8 posted on 12/16/2008 11:58:01 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: ezfindit

See my screen print I just did it about 30 seconds ago.


9 posted on 12/16/2008 11:58:31 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: bloodmeridian

It’s written in a blog so it must be true.


10 posted on 12/16/2008 11:58:40 AM PST by keat
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To: ezfindit

I think I found it: http://www.nickjr.com/games/nick-jr-free-draw.jhtml


11 posted on 12/16/2008 11:58:48 AM PST by ezfindit (OrthodoxNet.com - Shining the Light of Wisdom and Truth)
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To: mmichaels1970

Try “Happy Chanuka.”

(Just curious if they hate Jews, too.)


12 posted on 12/16/2008 11:58:48 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: autumnraine

What’s the link to “Free Draw”?


13 posted on 12/16/2008 11:59:54 AM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Nope, Happy Chanuka is allowed too

I have the game open on my desktop now.

Give me some more and I’ll check.


14 posted on 12/16/2008 12:00:12 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: bloodmeridian

The words God and Jesus are also blocked.


15 posted on 12/16/2008 12:00:26 PM PST by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: autumnraine

How did you get the Type option? My version only shows the brush option and no way to enter words.


16 posted on 12/16/2008 12:01:22 PM PST by ezfindit (OrthodoxNet.com - Shining the Light of Wisdom and Truth)
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To: netmilsmom

http://www.nickjr.com/games/nick-jr-free-draw.jhtml


17 posted on 12/16/2008 12:01:27 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: ezfindit

Click on the toolbox on the bottom of the box and click on tools. There will all sorts of options for types of brushes and crayons. Click on the “A” and that gives the text tool.


18 posted on 12/16/2008 12:02:50 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: MeanWestTexan
Try “Happy Chanuka.”

That works.

However, if a kid wants to write his name on his artwork, the name "Christopher" is blocked as well.
19 posted on 12/16/2008 12:03:41 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: autumnraine

Thanks!

I am amazed by this....
I misspelled “Christ” reversing the ‘i’ and ‘r’. It was allowed.

Obama was allowed too.


20 posted on 12/16/2008 12:04:23 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: bloodmeridian

I personally CONFIRMED it. It’s 100% true!

Even the words “Jesus” and “Christ” are blocked!

This is bias and censorship of ENORMOUS proportions. What a travesty!


21 posted on 12/16/2008 12:04:48 PM PST by ezfindit (OrthodoxNet.com - Shining the Light of Wisdom and Truth)
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To: netmilsmom; All

Oh yeah...forgot to mention....Xmas is just fine to use.


22 posted on 12/16/2008 12:05:06 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: bloodmeridian

Yep, any word with “Christ” in it is blocked. I tried writing “Allah,” and that word was blocked as well.


23 posted on 12/16/2008 12:05:50 PM PST by cdbull23 (What's going on in my brain? Check it out: www.cainsbrain.com)
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To: autumnraine

Bizzaro. You are right. Did it myself.

I do note “Xmas” works.

Maybe try “Mohammmed sucks Diego’s. . .”

. . . sorry couldn’t resist.


24 posted on 12/16/2008 12:06:30 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: ezfindit

Also, they allow “Stalin” but block “Hitler.” So if you’re a national-socialist totalitarian murderer you get banned, but a communist totalitarian murderer responsible for 20 million deaths that’s ok.


25 posted on 12/16/2008 12:07:19 PM PST by ezfindit (OrthodoxNet.com - Shining the Light of Wisdom and Truth)
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To: bloodmeridian

Someone ought to complain that their hispanic son named Jesus can’t sign his name to his card, haha.


26 posted on 12/16/2008 12:07:26 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: mmichaels1970
Of course it is . What a crappy thing for these idiots to do...to kids...no less. Indoctrination through games. There is no longer any shame in this world.
27 posted on 12/16/2008 12:08:16 PM PST by bloodmeridian (http://feedyouradhd.blogspot.com, http://badfrigginhair.blogspot.com)
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To: autumnraine

I can’t post to photobucket from work, but it’s letting me type all sorts of stuff in it, and not blocking me. I’ll email you a screenshot if you want to post it - but I’ve got Merry Christmas, God and Jesus, The Pope. Let me know if you want to see it, but I’m not getting any blocked word message. Maybe it’s scared of my IP :)


28 posted on 12/16/2008 12:09:03 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob (They're illegal aliens, not immigrants - there is a difference!)
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To: autumnraine
Someone ought to complain that their hispanic son named Jesus can’t sign his name to his card, haha.

Not only that, but an American son named Christopher can't sign HIS name either. Since Xmas is ok, maybe the kid can sign his card "Merry Xmas - From your son Xtopher"
29 posted on 12/16/2008 12:09:21 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: bloodmeridian

I tried it too, after finding the site on my own.

Bible is blocked ... and God is blocked.


30 posted on 12/16/2008 12:09:39 PM PST by srweaver (Never Forget the Judicial Homicide of Terri Schiavo)
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To: bloodmeridian

They also block Buddha and Allah.


31 posted on 12/16/2008 12:09:41 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: mmichaels1970

Xtopher....

LOLOLOLOL!!!


32 posted on 12/16/2008 12:09:50 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: ezfindit
This is bias and censorship of ENORMOUS proportions.

Can't be censorship, only government agencies can censor.

33 posted on 12/16/2008 12:10:02 PM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: DouglasKC
They also block Buddha and Allah.

What about Xenu?

34 posted on 12/16/2008 12:10:39 PM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: bloodmeridian

I put a sarc tag on that “of course it is,” but it got stripped out.


35 posted on 12/16/2008 12:10:54 PM PST by bloodmeridian (http://feedyouradhd.blogspot.com, http://badfrigginhair.blogspot.com)
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To: autumnraine

“Someone ought to complain that their hispanic son named Jesus can’t sign his name to his card, haha.”

Christopher
Christine

Can’t either

Mohammed, however, can.


36 posted on 12/16/2008 12:11:12 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: All

Bible is blocked...

but guess what isn’t?

Koran


37 posted on 12/16/2008 12:11:35 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: bloodmeridian

So don’t use it and write to Nick Jr and tell them so.


38 posted on 12/16/2008 12:11:47 PM PST by Adder (typical basicly decent bitter white person)
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To: cowboyway

Allah was blocked. Santa Claus was allowed.


39 posted on 12/16/2008 12:13:21 PM PST by Tatze (I'm in a state of taglinelessness!)
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To: ezfindit

Apparently Saddam Hussein wasn’t evil enough either. He’s allowed.

Poor little Xtopher can’t type his name to his card, but Saddam can type all the live long day.


40 posted on 12/16/2008 12:14:08 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: bloodmeridian

Bible is blocked. Koran is not.


41 posted on 12/16/2008 12:18:28 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: autumnraine

Milf was not allowed but skank was. So was cankles and schmuck.

So Christmas and Jesus are along those lines.


42 posted on 12/16/2008 12:18:46 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: bloodmeridian

Christian blocked. Muslim, Islam not blocked.


43 posted on 12/16/2008 12:20:00 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: bloodmeridian

Ok - I can type anything I want in there. I haven’t tried any curse words, but so far, I haven’t had a single word blocked.

Strange.


44 posted on 12/16/2008 12:23:24 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob (They're illegal aliens, not immigrants - there is a difference!)
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To: bloodmeridian

Ramadan however is allowed.


45 posted on 12/16/2008 12:23:36 PM PST by politicalamity
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To: bloodmeridian

OMFG Constitution is BLOCKED


46 posted on 12/16/2008 12:26:32 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

WOW! I was posting to you recently about why Nickelodeon is blocked from my DirecTV channel list.

This is absolutely true! I just tried it myself.

What a bunch of Commies.


47 posted on 12/16/2008 12:28:29 PM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: Domandred

I think any word including “tit” is blocked.


48 posted on 12/16/2008 12:34:08 PM PST by Sloth (I am the governed, and I hereby withhold my consent.)
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To: Sloth

‘hooker’ and ‘abortion’ OK.


49 posted on 12/16/2008 12:37:32 PM PST by Sloth (I am the governed, and I hereby withhold my consent.)
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To: Sloth

Odin, Baldr, Frey and Thor all seem to work.

Hail the high Gods and Goddesses! Happy Yule!

;-)


50 posted on 12/16/2008 12:39:26 PM PST by adaven
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