The Associated Press, via the Asbury Park Press, reports that graphic pornography was aired on cable television in Middletown Tuesday morning instead of a children’s cartoon called “Handy Manny.”


A spokesman for Comcast confirmed that the smut appeared on the Disney Channel at around 9:30a, when the kids’ show normally runs, the AP reports.

The story says customer Paul Dunleavy was stunned to find his 5-year-old son watching porn instead of a cartoon about a bilingual Latino handyman, Manny Garcia, and his talking tools.

“It was two people doing their thing, it was full-on and it was disgusting,” the
Middletown father of three told The New York Daily News for today’s newspapers.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “We try to do the right thing to protect our kids from
this stuff, and then they broadcast it on children’s TV.”

Comcast spokesman Fred DeAndrea described the airing as an “isolated issue in a local New Jersey facility.”

“We automatically detected the issue and it was corrected promptly. We apologize to any customer who experienced an issue yesterday morning,” said DeAndrea, who said the mistake was made by his company, not Disney.

The AP said Dunleavy’s phone number was unlisted when it tried to contact him today.

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