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C-SPAN Fiscal Cliff Program Descriptions: "Just Plain Dick," "I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up"

Obscenities creep in

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Someone is running amok at C-SPAN, the nonprofit network where political junkies get their kicks watching the inner workings of Congress.

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, as most of the country partied away the first few hours of the 2013, anyone who was watching C-SPAN at 1:27 a.m., breathlessly waiting for the Senate to pass a deal on the fiscal cliff, would have seen a somewhat odd caption over Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin: "Just Plain Dick."

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