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7,224. God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide. (Book & Censorship) Rebecca West
11,650. This is Donald McGill: the king of the saucy seaside postcard. And here is Mr McGill fifty years ago in a Lincoln prison cell. He is quite possible wondering how a seventy-nine-year-old man with a wooden foot who sold more than two hundred million postcards and put a smile on the face of the nation is practically penniless and facing the rest of his life in jail. (Art & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside) Censorship at the Seaside: The Postcards of Donald McGill
11,651. It’s a scorcher, and the nation is off to the seaside ... After the war ... One industry in particular goes into overdrive: and that is the saucy seaside postcard industry ... In the summer of 1947 sixteen million saucy postcards are sent from the seaside. And rather remarkably almost all of them bear the name of just one man: Donald McGill. So just who is the one-man postcard-producing machine? (Art & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside) ibid.
11,652. The nation’s shopkeepers are on his side. (Art & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside) ibid.
11,653. For the first time ever the authorities decide to directly pursue the artist himself. The Director of Public Prosecutions believes that these twenty-one cards created, painted sold and distributed by Mr McGill constitute no less than obscene libel – they have the power to corrupt. (Art & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside) ibid.
11,654. Over 2,000 Postcards Seized By Weymouth Police. (Art & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside) News headline cited ibid.
11,655. 17,989 Postcards Seized and Destroyed In Brighton. (Art & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside) News headline cited ibid.
11,656. Man carrying gigantic stick of rock on beach: A Stick of Rock, Cock? (Art & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside & Sister) Donald McGill saucy seaside postcard
11,657. She’s a nice girl. Doesn’t drink or smoke, and only swears when it slips out! (Art & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside) Donald McGill saucy seaside postcard
11,658. Nurse delivering newborn baby to mother: What was the colour of the father’s hair?
Mother in bed: I don’t know. He kept his hat on. (Art & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Birth & Seaside) Donald McGill saucy seaside postcard
11,659. Devil: Do you know who I am?
Drunken man: Of course I do. I married your sister. (Art & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Devil & Seaside & Sister & Marriage) Donald McGill saucy seaside postcard
31,819. Since the present Irish war begin in 1968 several hundred major programmes on Ireland have been banned, censored, doctored and delayed ... Even during the recent ceasefire, the British government’s propaganda model was strictly adhered to. The underlying issues such as poverty and the RUC’s policing methods were ignored. (Ireland & Northern Ireland & Censorship) John Pilger, lecture The Hidden Power of the Media July 1996
44,875. These days we are constantly told we live in an information society. On the contrary, I believe we live in a media society in which there may appear to be saturation information but in reality it’s information that is repetitive, controlled and above all safe. (Media & Censorship & Information) ibid.
36,972. The press in the United States is looked upon as the great bulwark of American freedom, and its destruction in Nauvoo was represented and looked upon as a high-handed measure, and manifests to the people a disposition on your part to suppress the liberty of speech and of the press. (Mormon & Censorship) Thomas Ford, Illinois Governor to Joseph Smith in Carthage jail, cited Fawn M Brodie ‘No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, The Mormon Prophet'
44,890. The media is effectively censored. (Media & Censorship) Andy Thomas: The Age of Media Smugness, Alternative View III
64,008. Assassination is the extreme form of censorship. (Assassination & Censorship) George Bernard Shaw
66,468. Names, numbers and pictures of casualties are totally banned until the censor has announced them. Remember the chaos following the bombing of two transport ships in the Falklands when there happened by bad luck to be a camera crew in the area?
Locking journalists up in Riyadh, Bahrein and Dahran has secured the first urgent priority: to prevent any news whatever emerging from Iraq during the carpet bombing of Baghdad, Basra, Mosul and other cities.
Thus ten times the amount of explosives dropped on Hiroshima were dropped in Iraq without, according to the media, a single civilian dying.
... Many journalists have been stunned by the extent of the censorship into a sullen acceptance of it. (Censorship & Iraq) Paul Foot, article February 1991 'Press Censorship, The Media Response'
66,469. It makes you angry, not on your own behalf, but on behalf of the people whose voices weren’t allowed to be heard. When you had trade unionists, ordinary people, rank and file, never been on television, never been interviewed, and they’re not allowed to be heard, that’s scandalous. And you see it over and over again. I mean, we heard very little from the kids in the riots. You hear some people being inarticulate in a hood, but very few people were actually allowed to speak. Ken Loach
66,470. I would call with the strongest voice and say this is crazy. Mary Whitehouse, criticism of Hot Gossip dance group
66,471. There was a purge which consisted of a secret blue book which was circulated to Chief Constables by the Home Secretary, and it contained pages of densely packed titles of books that should be banned as obscene in this country ... 1954 when more than a 167,000 books and magazines were banned and sent to be burned in the furnaces of Scotland Yard. (Censorship & Book) Alan Travis, journalist and writer on censorship
66,472. Who needs censorship when we have self-censorship? When news is being withheld, or neutralized, at best, how can we expect anything but cynicism from those who read our daily papers? Maybe the reason many aren't buying newspapers isn’t that they can get information for free on the Internet, but because they don’t believe what they read, and how can they? (Censorship & Newspapers) Jane Lyn Stahl
66,473. You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence. (Censorship & Civil Liberties) Charles Austin Beard