WPIX Lets ‘F-Word’ Slip in News Story

PIX websitePerhaps having so few viewers helped WPIX this time!

Channel 11 ran a story on its 10 o’clock news last night about the U.K. wanting to block Internet porn. Reporter Jay Dow gave viewers a Google search with some porn hits. Most of the racy or dirty words were blurred out on the screen. However, one word slipped through the cracks. An “f-word” appeared on the third Web site pictured above..

The entire report was posted on its site until Tuned In brought it to the attention of news
director Mark Effron.

“We sincerely apologize for the error and regret the opacity was not sufficient enough to obscure the URL and hope this doesn’t distract from an excellent piece on a serious issue,” a WPIX spokesperson tells Tuned In.

The mistake was apparently done in “stealth mode” with just a .2 rating at 10 p.m. among adults 25 to 54. WNYW registered a 1.6.

The FCC told Tuned In it has no comment.

Tuned In was alerted to the faux pas on Twitter by an eagle-eyed viewer, @drsexington.

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