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Friendly skies, but godless

From the Associated Press

So much for God and country, at least during some in-flight showings of the Oscar-nominated movie “The Queen.” All mentions of God are bleeped out of a version of the film distributed to Delta and some other airlines -- so that, for example, passengers hear "[Bleep] bless you, ma’am,” as one character speaks to the queen.

Jeff Klein, president of Jaguar Distribution, the Studio City company that supplied the movie to the airlines earlier this month, said it was a mistake, committed by an overzealous and inexperienced employee who had been told to edit out all profanities and blasphemies.

Klein said he discovered the mistake after a London-bound Air New Zealand passenger complained. Jaguar has been sending out new, unedited copies to the airlines.


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