Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The "No Comment" Files

Concerning the Pope's visit to Poland:

Poland's TVP public broadcaster is to ban television adverts containing erotic and violent scenes during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the country next month, officials said.

"Programmes of masses will obviously not be accompanied by publicity," Zbigniew Badziak, the TVP official responsible for publicity, told AFP.

"For other programmes linked to the pope's visit, we will eliminate all advertisements that could hurt religious feelings, particularly those containing violent or erotic scenes."

Badziak also said TVP would avoid transmitting adverts for products such as beer and intimate hygiene items during the pope's visit.

Bolds mine.

Because the Pope doesn't menstruate? Yes, sigh, I said there would be no comment.