Friday, January 26, 2007

Censoring at it's Best



Kansas Bob alerted us to this recent event regarding the movie The Queen.

All mentions of God are bleeped out of a version of the film distributed to Delta and some other airlines.

Jeff Klein, president of Jaguar Distribution, the Studio City, Calif., company that supplied the movie to the airlines earlier this month, said it was a mistake, committed by an overzealous and inexperienced employee who had been told to edit out all profanities and blasphemies.


The dichotomy in this is amazing. An intern exercising freedom of religion by using censorship? (Of course, this is based on a speculation of the intern's motive, not on a known fact...) It's not like this kind of censorship's never occurred before, but it's usually by extreme conservatives on a banned book brigade, ready to torch the pile and fine the networks.

Maybe it's just the thought that someone would consider the word "god" blasphemous. It makes me chuckle.

I'm about to be struck down now. I can feel it.

3 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

It is pretty humorous in a nonhumorous way :)

Scott said...

I heard from some people who go to my BLEEP to worship BLEEP that the Queen was pretty good. They thought it did a great job of talking about BLEEP and mortality.

You know...BLEEP.

Good BLEEP, this is hard.

stephanie said...

Phillips - do you have any idea how much that made me laugh? I forgot how hilarious you are.