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Mary Mack writes...

Okay, so I'm sitting here watching the Halloween Gargoyles Marathon on Toon Disney when City of Stone comes on.

All goes well, until I notice another crazy edit-- the word terrorist.

When the Weird Sisters-as-little-girls are telling Goliath it was good of him to spare the terrorist, and warning him not to be like her, they cut off his response, "I'll never be like this terrorist," to, "I'll never be like this."

Not too bad, really, but they wouldn't let the Weird Sisters say it either. "We were not talking about this--" I dunno. Maybe a first time viewer wouldn't notice anything off... but I did.

Just thought you and the other folks around here might want to know. Toon Disney sure has its issues.

Greg responds...

Sigh. Yeah. The notion that a single word becomes problematic, even when used correctly strikes me as an overreaction.

And yet... and yet....

If you put your mindset back to the days immediately following 9/11...

A little extra sensitivity is hard to complain about...

Response recorded on October 15, 2004