Thursday, May 20, 2004

More Liberal Self-Censorship

Channel Four, that challenging and controversial broadcaster, has decided that some things are just too challenging to broadcast. (Thanks Gary for the link). BBC also have a story.

"Channel 4 has pulled a documentary about Bradford social workers dealing with child abuse from its schedule tonight after local police warned the programme could inflame racial tension in the city.
The network, which normally takes great pride in its reputation for stirring up controversy, has made the self-censorship move "as a responsible broadcaster" and because of "exceptional circumstance", a Channel 4 spokeswoman said."

I hate to say it, but perhaps some people are a bit more prickly when challenged than others ....

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