I think they’re probably imaging the growth in “puritanical USA” aspect of this, since none of the examples given are as bad as the “Janet Jackson” affair, but this article on over the top censoring by US TV networks is pretty scary.
“Fox TV has decided to pixelate a bare derriere in a cartoon series, The Family Guy, which was originally broadcast five years ago with no complaints.”
I think this kind of thing is pretty cyclical, and we’re possibly begining a bit of a slide into over-sensitivity that defined the Victorian era over here in the UK. I hope it doesn’t get as prudish as that, obviously.
I would guess that Little Britain will never make it over there then 🙂