Cover your ears: profanity on CNN!
Admit it – it’s next to impossible to “offend” anyone these days with mere words. The level of profanity and “off-color” humor is prevalent not only in the movies and cable programs most of us watch – but also in our daily vernacular.
But what about on CNN?
The New Year’s Eve broadcast on CNN had Anderson Cooper along with nutty comedienne Kathy Griffin. At one point after the ball dropped – Griffin addressed a heckler in the crowd by making a reference to his job and what he might have had in his mouth. The crew laughed and even Cooper had a tough time keeping a straight face.
To me – I find that hilarious. Even more so to see these stories that come out in the paper, and the “reaction” from “officials” at CNN. Is it really that much of a big deal? I understand that it’s probably best to remain “civil” during most conversations, however, considering the time of day, wasn’t a big deal. However, others may have been offended by the sexual nature of the comment. Meh.
But in the end, subject matter like that does have a “time and a place,” and if it took place on a regular basis – it would be a problem for them. But occasional slip ups shouldn’t be condemned.