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(September 2011)

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Brekkie
DrewF posted:
Just heard it mentioned on the One O'Clock News about Jeremy Clarkson's comments - OFCOM have acklowleged that it was potentially offensive, but when taken in context they were not seriously held beliefs and did not breach any rules.

I'm very glad they've seen it for how it is - I feared they may go along with the daft press taking it well out of context and making a drama about of a simple joke.

The same daft press which have been screaming about how their journalists and columnists must have absolute freedom of speech over the last few months.

15 days later

PA
paul_hadley
The latest bulletin is out - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/enforcement/broadcast-bulletins/obb2001/obb201.pdf

Notable:

- X Factor in breach (swearing complaint)

- ChatGirl TV (they go into considerable detail in the bulletin...!)

- U Be Dead complaint not upheld (a complaint from the person the ITV drama was based on)

And the usual "mind boggles" entries:

- Blue Peter complaint about sexual material

- Steve Wright in the Afternoon (exorcism)
BR
Brekkie
Not sure what the difference is to ITV of being found in breach of the swearing complaint and being found not to be in breach but I hope we don't see a complete over reaction as we had with Big Brother which saw every single live show on a time delay.
DO
dosxuk
The latest bulletin is out - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/enforcement/broadcast-bulletins/obb2001/obb201.pdf

Notable:

- X Factor in breach (swearing complaint)

- ChatGirl TV (they go into considerable detail in the bulletin...!)

- U Be Dead complaint not upheld (a complaint from the person the ITV drama was based on)

And the usual "mind boggles" entries:

- Blue Peter complaint about sexual material

- Steve Wright in the Afternoon (exorcism)


The U Be Dead complaint is amazing... I especially like the bit where she complains that it was unfair of them to portray her as stalking someone in a market place because (she says) it actually happened on a street.

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