At the ABC ‘whites are c***s’

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As Gerard Henderson notes in his latest Media Watch Dog, the national broadcaster’s unrestrained affection for the procreative vulgarity is now being extended to the frequent use of the Anglo-Saxon term for female genitals. Andrew Bolt also observes that the obscenity, which not so long ago would have drawn a stiff fine from any magistrate, is now an unremarkable element of on-air parlance.

And just to make sure that viewers understand that “c***” is perfectly acceptable at Southbank and Ultimo (although not, perhaps, if directed at Managing Director Michelle Guthrie), a promo for the upcoming season of Black Comedy uses the term as punchline and punctuation.

Readers keen to see just how much salty language an unsupervised $1.4 billion can buy are invited to view the clip via this link or the one below.

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