Originally Posted by dattier
So if the sound used for the bleep were less cacaphonous, you wouldn't object to it? Your issue is with the specific noise used to substitute for a profanity? You weren't insisting on a silent audio dropout instead?
Either I missed something, or until now you hadn't made that clear. The only thing I was sure of was that you weren't advocating letting the expletives rip, because you were praising the old practice (without specifying what about the old practice you preferred).
Correct. No good reason exists why producers cannot make the bleep less obtrusive, less high-pitched, less jarring, Studies have shown that people generally do not like loud, high-pitch noises. That is one reason that cell phone manufactures offer less jarring rings, and most people use them. Every month that passes, the frequency of bleeps increase. Can you watch an episode of Showbiz Tonight or Inside Edition, or ET, or more than an hour or two of CNN, or any of the late night television shows without hearing a bleep? No.
And now the bleeps, for the first time, are becoming common on primetime television.
As I have stated before, I can hear a bleep from a far bedroom when I didn't even realize the television was on, and if I fall asleep while watching television, a bleep will wake me up. If people can complain about loud commercial or clutter on their HD screen, I think it is reasonable for me to have a point of view on this subject. HLH: Warning about language.......then repeated bleeps, even as cursory intros to programming. It's so offensive that we are going to make sure we repeat it for you over and over and over again.Edited by igreg - 5/14/13 at 11:11pm