Chart Show TV are a bunch of bloody idiots
At just past midnight, they just showed the video for ‘Poker Face’. Just past midnight, you understand. And they censored the line “Cos I’m bluffin’ with my muffin”, and cut out the shot of Lady GaGa pointing at her bits. THREE HOURS AFTER THE WATERSHED.
Meanwhile, in the middle of the day, MTV Dance showed the entire thing intact. And quite right, because this isn’t even at the level of a naughty seaside postcard. If you can show gyrating lovelies not wearing very much throughout the day, you can show this.
But even allowing for wanting to censor the line pre-watershed, there is no excuse for doing it post-watershed. It’s all about making things easier than wanting to make a good television channel - wanting to have the same version of a programme to play all the time, to make scheduling easier. The same issue leads to G.O.L.D censoring mild swearing in sitcoms post-watershed. It’s nothing but pure laziness… or ineptitude. And it’s difficult to have any respect for a channel that does it.
Censoring videos that don’t need to be censored is one thing. But showing the edited versions after the watershed just makes them look like idiots.