UPDATE: This doesn't sound quite as bad as what was described to me: "Sally Field got bleeped, for heaven's sake, at the end of her antiwar, pro-motherhood acceptance speech." Did she get bleeped for saying something profane?
UPDATE II: Here's a clearer explanation:
"If mothers ruled the world, there wouldn't be any god -" she said when the sound went dead and the camera suddenly turned away from the stage so viewers would be distracted. Chopped off were the words "god-damned wars in the first place." (The phrase was not censored in the Canadian telecast.) [...]
Technically, Field's censored words are not profane. A 2004 FCC ruling specifically stated no objection to the use of "god damn" on TV when making a judgment on the uproar over Bono swearing at the Golden Globes in 2003 where he used more colorful language.
Here's the ruling. This sounds very plausibly like an innocent error.
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