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CVM slacking off on editing vulgarity

Published:Friday | October 17, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I happened to be watching one of my favourite movies (There's Something about Mary) on CVM at midnight on October 15, 2014 and heard the following:

At 12:47 a.m.: "Getting your d%#k stuck in your zipper was the best thing."

1:21 a.m.: "That's bullsh%#."

2:03 a.m. "You're so full of sh%#."

We are well aware that the operators of this TV station have a penchant for making mistakes and have a hearing problem when they are editing content to put on air.

As far as I know, the term d%#k, like c%#k, is a vulgar term used for the male genitalia, and s%#is graphic language.

According to broadcast decency laws, these two words form part of Carlin's words you can't say on TV (or radio), whether in the daytime or night time. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_dirty_words

Did CVM get a licence for a cable or premium movie network where it can air explicit content, or free-to-air, where it is expected to air appropriately edited content which is fit for TV? And what part of expletives are prohibited at any time of the day and night do they not understand?

Will the Broadcasting Com-mission ever grow some balls and competence and start fining CVM and others when they breach the regulations?

SHERNETTE

DALEY-GRAHAM

sdaleygraham@yahoo.com