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Old 19-01-2018, 15:09   #76
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

But if I complain about the use of "Jesus" as a swear word it would be ignored as common usage so why not show material that uses "offensive phrasing" because it is in use (or was). Just because it's used doesn't mean that the makers agree with the usage.

There is also a difference between racist and racial that depends a lot on the intent but the law as stands is on how the "listener" perceives the usage. This is what's led to many people finding themselves in hot water because some comment is felt to be "hate speech". Even innocent comments can be said to be hateful because someone hearing is in some unique circumstance that possibly the speaker isn't aware of.
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Old 19-01-2018, 16:10   #77
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

I'm just waiting for some idiot to issue a complaint about New Zealand rugby team being call the All Blacks.
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Old 19-01-2018, 19:46   #78
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

TP is the most inoffensive of channels, showing films your granny went to see. Tbh theres much more violence bad language in the soaps each night. They probably have limited resources to check for every potentially offensive word. If we don't want the giants like Sky to dominate everything, these smaller channels need to be encouraged, otherwise we'll just end up with no choice.
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TP is the most inoffensive of channels, showing films your granny went to see. Tbh theres much more violence bad language in the soaps each night. They probably have limited resources to check for every potentially offensive word. If we don't want the giants like Sky to dominate everything, these smaller channels need to be encouraged, otherwise we'll just end up with no choice.
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

I think the reason OFCOM got involved is contained in the very first sentence, "It follows the pre-watershed broadcast." I Suspect if it had have been after nothing would have happened.
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I think the reason OFCOM got involved is contained in the very first sentence, "It follows the pre-watershed broadcast." I Suspect if it had have been after nothing would have happened.
Fair enough, but when I was a teenager, I watched these programmes without censorship.

Is the snowflake generation unable to function without this protective mechanism in place?

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It could be they don’t feel the need to show ‘offensive’ material ‘that was acceptable and broadcast years ago’, or they don’t think there is a market for it - those option also exist...

Ofcom was founded in 2003.
Or it could be that they are taking the easy option and just not showing archive material for fear of getting into trouble (as TP have found out).
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