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Thursday, December 17, 2009

BBC Apologizes To Listeners For F-Word From "Rage Against the Machine"

The BBC has apologized to listeners over foul language that its listeners heard on-the-air from band Rage Against the Machine, even though network officials had gone over on air protocols with members of the band beforehand. When singer Zack de la Rocha cut loose with unacceptable language from the band's song "Killing in the Name," host Shelagh Fogarty cut off the interview. Some listeners thought the network and the show's hosts should have expected the outcome. Read more here.

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