Bleep The Whole @#$%&*! Word
If a word needs to be bleeped, no part of it should be heard. We don’t try to give listeners a hint by including a bit of the word’s start or end.
What language is offensive?
– The “NPR Policy On Use Of Potentially Offensive Language” is posted here.
– A discussion of NPR’s guidelines on the subject is here.
Two related notes:
– The rules apply to foreign languages as well.
– Don’t forget that “if there’s potentially offensive language in a piece intended for broadcast — even if the words have been bleeped — stations need to be alerted in the DACS line. Listeners and readers online deserve to be warned as well, of course.”
(Memmos; Feb. 13, 2015)
February 13, 2015