Thursday, May 24, 2007

As One Big Brother to Another

With apparently unintended irony Britain controls the speech of Big Brother:

Channel 4 has escaped a fine after its Celebrity Big Brother show was embroiled in a racism row earlier this year.

Ofcom, the television regulator, has ruled that Channel 4 will instead have to air an apology at the start of the new Big Brother series, which starts next week.

....Ofcom today concluded that Channel 4 breached the broadcasting code after making "serious editorial misjudgements" that were "compounded by a serious failure of its compliance process".
The apology will have to be broadcast on three separate occasions during the start of this year's 13-week run of Big Brother.

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