Tag: censorship

Don’t Mention The [censored]!

A poster which aims to warn about the radicalisation of youngsters by terrorists does not feature the words radicalisation or terrorism because “they may seem scary” *sighs* …there are fears the lack of directness instead risks disguising the point of…

No Saucy Front Covers Please, We’re British!

When Jilly Cooper’s seminal “bonkbuster” novel Riders was re-released earlier this year with a “sanitised” cover, it was decried as a symbol of political correctness gone too far. Now, however, the best-selling author has disclosed that she ordered it to…

You Can’t Argue With Success….

Yet more #firstworldproblems: The debut of Lego Friends, featuring a more prominent use of pink than your typical Lego fan would be used to, drew criticism from some consumer groups who said it would reinforce gender stereotypes. As well as…

Censorship is [REDACTED]

The gay marriage debate rumbles and grumbles on, and while I’m not on the side of those who want to continue to use the state’s monopoly on force to maintain their preferred definition in law I have just as big…

Offence seeking déjà vu

Do you remember the end of 2010? I do. My very last blog post of the year was titled “Last effort for the Offence Seeking Twat of the Year Award” and was about the Top Gear Christmas special outraging literally…

So easy to become that which you hate

From Wikipedia: The Nazi book burnings were a campaign conducted by the authorities of Nazi Germany to ceremonially burn all books in Germany which did not correspond with Nazi ideology. From The Telegraph: Virgin Megastores have been forced to remove…

Let The Orgy Of Buck-Passing Begin!

A Westcountry lawyer has spoken of his client’s “horror” after he was wrongly convicted of possessing child pornography before later proving the girls in the images were former girlfriends aged over 18. Whoops! Last week Judge Philip Wassall quashed the…

You Will Follow The Party Line Or Else!

A city councillor could be censured by Labour Party colleagues after backing the restoration of the death penalty. For having an opinion that differs from the party line? How very Soviet… … party officials said they were concerned that she…