"Conservative Catholics and evangelical Christians are expected to accept this double standard and keep our mouths shut," he said...
posted on 06/11/2002 2:14:06 PM PDT
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posted on 06/11/2002 2:14:30 PM PDT
"Under the circumstances, we were concerned it would be offensive to our audience," Hoover said.
This is really disturbing to me. Whenever there is a "bleep" on television, we are conditioned to assume it was a word(s) which are traditionally considered to be "obscene." Usually, if you watch the mouth of the speaker, you can even "see" what they're really saying. So now they're bleeping "Jesus;" hmmm......when did that word become obscene?
ABC was right. Behar was using the Lord's name in vain. It is Behar who should be in hot water, not the network.
Unfortunately, a bleep sounds like a bleep, and nowadays, a bleep sound has acquired the impact of a profanity or obscenity, so that when viewers heard the bleep sound, it sounded to them as though the network was making the judgment that the name "Jesus" is offensive.
A bleeping tempest in a teapot. Don't forget that Falwell needs to keep his name in the news, and needs something to write about in his fundraising letters.
Are you sure ABC was not saying their standards does not allow the use of "Jesus" as in, "oh Jesus, not again." That usage is an exclamation. In the context it was used, did the person mean it literally, as in "Thank you Jesus" or as an exclamation, "Thank you, Jesus."
I think we need to call on ABC to answer what it is they are intending to prevent.
posted on 06/11/2002 2:35:14 PM PDT
Tomorrows headline,"JESUS BLEEPS ABC OUT OF BROADCAST"!
Actually, I do find the taking of the Lord's name in vain to be offensive, and I'm glad they "bleeped" it.
I'm rather tired of people slinging that name around, attached to everything from winning the lottery to buying a new automobile.
I'm sure that the ABC folks didn't think of it that way, but they unwittingly did something right for a change.
posted on 06/11/2002 2:39:48 PM PDT
Have you ever watched The View? Four sleazy liberal idiots, one more stupid and screechy than the next. If Joy Behar mention my name on the show, I'd want it bleeped out.
Star Jones, the fat black lady on The View reminds everyone daily that she's a lawyer, but I saw her on one of the quiz shows, and they handed her many very easy legal questions and she did not know the answer to even one.
This oughtta be O'Reilly's "Most Ridiculous Item of the Day".
It's official. "Jesus" is now a dirty word.
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