Russell (zimzat) wrote,

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Censorship Today: Law & Order SVU

Yesterday Kyle and I were watching an episode of Law & Order: SVU. Season 3, Episode 18, "Guilt". As we were watching a scene the sound cut out and then returned. A moment later it cut out again. It happened again in a scene not 10 minutes later.

After we finished watching it I found the episode on Netflix for Instant Watch so I could see for myself and we could see what exactly was cut out.

The first two instances that were cut out was some kid who had gotten molested by an older man simply saying "I'm not a fag!" to the DA lady who was talking to him. That seems odd to me, but Kyle remarked that it seemed like progress because a derogatory term had gotten censored on TV. While that may or may not be true, it really irked my desire for exact truth, exact reproduction. Like a library or a history book, I want to see things exactly how they were originally done.

The third instance was one of the detectives saying "He was getting his rocks off hearing about the other guys". Kyle and I both agree that censorship seemed a bit heavy-handed.
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