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NBC Pulls Episode 4 of ‘Hannibal’ Due to Recent Violence in U.S. – Selective Censorship Is Alive And Well

NBC’s “Hannibal” CENSORED

 

UGH.  Listen. I’m wigging out about the horror that’s been occurring in this country over the past week just like the rest of us, but what I DON’T need is “sensitivity censorship” thrust upon me by network TV–specifically NBC.  The network has pulled episode 4 of the new series “Hannibal” due to “disturbing content“.  Guess what?  The entire SERIES IS DISTURBING in content, which is part of its escapism charm for those of us who love the Tom Harris books and subsequent films.

Here’s their CYA-philosophy:

via Variety.com

“…series creator Bryan Fuller phoned NBC and told the net that, “given the cultural climate right now in the U.S., I think we shouldn’t air the episode in its entirety.”

“I didn’t want to have anyone come to the show and have a negative experience,” Fuller told Variety. “Whenever you [write] a story and look at the sensational aspects of storytelling, you think, ‘This is interesting metaphorically, and this is interesting as social commentary.’ With this episode, it wasn’t about the graphic imagery or violence. It was the associations that came with the subject matter that I felt would inhibit the enjoyment of the overall episode. … It was my own sensitivity.”

By pulling episode four from the lineup, NBC has effectively bumped the frosh season of “Hannibal” up a week. The season finale for “Hannibal,” originally slated for June 27, will now be on June 20.

You know what I find more offensive? The news outlets–network and cable–zooming in on the bloody sidewalks of the nightmare that occurred in Boston WITHOUT FAIR WARNING, and the images of bloodied victims with missing limbs WITHOUT FAIR WARNING, that’s what.   This is what I’m referring to as “selective censorship” in the media. (Don’t even get me going on CNN’s shit-storm of mis-information-blabbing earlier in the week; I’m talking to YOU, Mr. “Exclusive” John King. Thank you, Jon Stewart.)

At least the producers of “Hannibal” have the decency to give its 10 p.m. audience FAIR WARNING regarding the content they are about to air.

Is it just me?

 

CBS Standards and Practices Do Not Want To See Your Bits and Pieces, Ladies

JLo, Lady Gaga and Toni Braxton

Jeez.  Simmer down, CBS. What year is this, anyway?

Check out the missile (old-timey words are in order) sent out to The Grammy Awards attendees from the Butt Cheek and Side Boob Malitia:

CBS Program Practices advises that all talent appearing on camera please adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe.

Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could  possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure. Please avoid commercial identification of actual brand name products on T-shirts. Foreign language on wardrobe will need to be cleared. OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST. This as well, pertains to audience members that appear on camera. Finally, The Network requests that any organized cause visibly spelled out on talent’s wardrobe be avoided. This would include lapel pins or any other form of accessory.

I’m cringing at the word “puffy“. Ew. Why not just use the equally gross term “camel toe”? Also? Where are the references to the male peen bulge (See: Jon Hamm-Roll)?  I’m finding this entire statement by CBS incredibly sexist.

Oh, HEY Bruno.

I love Bruno Mars…a LOT.  I just think that if we’re headed back to the days of Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Show, it should be IN WRITING for everyone. MEN, included!

Honestly.

 

DIPPED IN CREAM IS BLACKED OUT TODAY TO PROTECT SOPA AND PIPA

via GOOGLE:

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.

Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

 

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.