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Friday, December 23, 2011

Tim Minchin comedy song cut from British TV show

But what the hey - you can go and see it here. Minchin sings a satirical song about the traditional Christian narrative of Jesus' life.

Seems kind of counterproductive to cut something that might have been offensive to (some people in) the UK TV audience, when this just makes it a bigger story in the UK and raises its profile internationally.

1 comment:

Ben Finney said...

Only counterproductive if the video is available for the public to see despite being cut from the broadcast.

I would suspect that the people producing television still are deluded often enough that cutting something before broadcast means it will never be seen.

It is a positive sign, in my view, that their view is increasingly shown to be false.