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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:29 PM

So this is where TV is at?

Once again the bar has been lowered.

This is disgusting, the fear this woman is going through for our entertainment.

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Reply So this is where TV is at? (Original post)
brettdale Jan 2013 OP
Undismayed Jan 2013 #1
RB TexLa Jan 2013 #2
brettdale Jan 2013 #3
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #4
Poll_Blind Jan 2013 #5
Lint Head Jan 2013 #6
Ron Green Jan 2013 #10
Lint Head Jan 2013 #13
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2013 #15
madfloridian Jan 2013 #7
BlueJazz Jan 2013 #8
TexasBushwhacker Jan 2013 #9
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #12
narnian60 Jan 2013 #26
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #27
narnian60 Jan 2013 #28
marshall Jan 2013 #18
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #22
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #11
snooper2 Jan 2013 #14
Lint Head Jan 2013 #16
rustydog Jan 2013 #17
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #19
TheManInTheMac Jan 2013 #23
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #20
RebelOne Jan 2013 #21
june starling Jan 2013 #24
ProdigalJunkMail Jan 2013 #25
99Forever Jan 2013 #29
Fla_Democrat Jan 2013 #30
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #31

Response to brettdale (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:31 PM

1. Animal abuse plain and simple.

 

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:32 PM

2. Look at what people watch tv. They are providing a service to the level of their audience.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:40 PM

3. whats next though?

It would appear this woman wanted it to stop, but they kept dunking her in.

And people clapping and cheering on, while she was crying???

It's beyond sick.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:53 PM

4. This thing need to be find, out the tale for what they did to those snakes!

That is animal cruelty to the max.

You know, the snakes would not bother me. It is the tank of ice water that does. I am terrified of deep water, anything over my ankles. It is also cold. There is a reason I can't watch Titanic.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:00 AM

5. That's a fucking sick thing to do to snakes. That's really abusive. nt

PB

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:34 AM

6. It is a vast wasteland.

From Wikipedia.
The Wasteland Speech was a speech given by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Newton N. Minow to the convention of the National Association of Broadcasters on May 9, 1961. The speech was Minow's first major speech after he was appointed chairman of the FCC by President John F Kennedy. In the speech, Minow referred to American commercial television programming as a "vast wasteland" and advocated for programming in the public interest.

"When television is good, nothing not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers nothing is better.

But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your own television set when your station goes on the air and stay there, for a day, without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper, without a profit and loss sheet or a rating book to distract you. Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland.

You will see a procession of game shows, formula comedies about totally unbelievable families, blood and thunder, mayhem, violence, sadism, murder, western bad men, western good men, private eyes, gangsters, more violence, and cartoons. And endlessly commercials many screaming, cajoling, and offending. And most of all, boredom. True, you'll see a few things you will enjoy. But they will be very, very few. And if you think I exaggerate, I only ask you to try it."

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:05 AM

10. And what Minow was describing is a Golden Age of TV

compared to today's landscape.

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Response to Ron Green (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:08 PM

13. Nothing has changed.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:23 PM

15. And for this bit of truth Newton Minnow got the boat in Gilligan's Island named after him.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:39 AM

7. That's horrible!

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:41 AM

8. Is that a scene from "Sliders"...when they went to the ultra-low IQ world ??

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:49 AM

9. For your consideration I give you "All My Babies Mamas" coming on Oxygen

A rapper named Shawty Lo gets a reality series about him and his 11 kids by 10 "baby mamas". Just when you thought Teen Mom and Honey Boo Boo were as bad as it could get.

http://www.thefrisky.com/2013-01-07/end-times-are-here-oxygen-special-all-my-babies-mamas-features-man-with-ten-baby-mamas/

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:56 AM

12. If you go on a hunt through all 900 channels to find something offensive, you're guaranteed a win.

I stick to the Science channel, National Geographic, The Smithsonian and HBO and AMC mostly.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 05:27 PM

26. AMC?? You must like commercials.

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 05:31 PM

27. No, but I like Mad Men, and Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead.

And I have a DVR, so I fast forward through the commercials.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #27)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 05:33 PM

28. Understood.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:06 AM

18. Oprah knows how to make a buck

There's a huge demographic for this show.

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Response to marshall (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:25 PM

22. Oxygen and The Oprah Winfrey Netwrok are two different things.

Oprah would never do that Baby Mama series.
OWN is an inspirational network not exploitative.
Except for the Tyler Perry stuff thats on the way....

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:53 AM

11. You watch a show called "Killer Karaoke" and are surprised when it sucks?

Man, I went to this concert by this band called "Nickelback" and it was complete crap!

In other words, I want my nickel back!

Edited to add: Yes, that whole thing sucks, by the way.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:15 PM

14. Have you watched the Cartoon Network Lately LOL



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Response to snooper2 (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:38 PM

16. I love the Squidbillies!

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:11 PM

17. Honey effing Boo Boo on the Larnin' channel!

The LEARNING CHANNEL!!!!! WTF America

Idiocracy come to life.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:11 AM

19. 90% of TV is mindless, moronic, cretin fodder.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:47 PM

23. And the other 10% is even worse.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:57 AM

20. What the hell? I've seen horror movies less horrific. This is sociopathic and inhuman

 

Seriously, I am freaking speechless.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:17 PM

21. As long as none of them were poisonous, it wouldn't bother me.

I have had 2 pet boa constrictors. I like snakes.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:47 PM

24. Turn off the boob tube, dewd...

 

No one is forcing you to dumb-down...

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:52 PM

25. popularity of insane Japanese game shows?

you dumb down the population over a few decades this is the result... people that find 'reality' tv entertaining.

sP

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 05:34 PM

29. Like there isn't stuff this lowlife...

.. or worse all over the internet.

I have remote control, it does amazing things to make teh stoooopid disappear.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 05:37 PM

30. Isn't that Steve-O?

I thought he was a big time PETA supporter.. hard to imagine him being ok with dumping snakes in "ice water".







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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 06:01 PM

31. some people will do anything for money.

 

They have no self-respect.

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