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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-11-07 10:56 AM
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18. Now, now. They've already decided what we want to see and hear...
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  -Should "celebrity news" be banned from the cable news channels? Joanne98  Oct-11-07 10:46 AM   #0 
  - Who would you suggest inact and inforce such a ban?  RGBolen   Oct-11-07 10:47 AM   #1 
  - The FCC who else.  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 10:48 AM   #3 
     - What control does the FCC have over  MonkeyFunk   Oct-11-07 10:52 AM   #8 
     - The OP wants a new law giving them that power  RGBolen   Oct-11-07 10:55 AM   #13 
        - such a law  MonkeyFunk   Oct-11-07 10:57 AM   #21 
        - The OP has a dream of the government locking up reporters for what they say  RGBolen   Oct-11-07 10:59 AM   # 
           - Britney pundits aren't reporters.  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:01 AM   #30 
              - Do you imagine there's  MonkeyFunk   Oct-11-07 11:05 AM   #34 
              - So reporters are only reports if they cover stories you approve of?  Marrah_G   Oct-11-07 11:06 AM   #36 
              - Britney isn't news and if u cover her you're not a reporter! IMO!  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:07 AM   #40 
                 - Here is the clue you seem to be missing  Marrah_G   Oct-11-07 11:11 AM   #45 
                    - Oh! So u think Britney Spheres going to court IS news!  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:15 AM   #53 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-11-07 11:19 AM   #57 
                          - zzzzzzzzzzzz  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:35 AM   #66 
              - Absolutely not! These stations should show some intentions to serve the common good, or get out.  Judi Lynn   Oct-11-07 11:45 AM   #76 
        - So u think Britney should be the only news we get?  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:06 AM   #38 
           - You shouldn't be surprised  MonkeyFunk   Oct-11-07 11:11 AM   #44 
           - Okay! How about using the anti-trust laws. The media companies are to big.  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:17 AM   #56 
              - How about  MonkeyFunk   Oct-11-07 11:24 AM   #63 
           - You said we needed a bill and that the FCC should enforce it. "who else" as you said  RGBolen   Oct-11-07 11:12 AM   #47 
           - I can't remember the last time the FCC put anyone in jail.  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:19 AM   #58 
              - I thought under your Homeland Media Content Control Act of 2007 it would be part of the power given  RGBolen   Oct-11-07 11:26 AM   #64 
           - Your response makes no sense.  Marrah_G   Oct-11-07 11:12 AM   #48 
     - So someone who reports such should be fined or put in prison?  RGBolen   Oct-11-07 10:54 AM   #11 
        - That would be nice, but fines would do!  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 10:55 AM   #15 
           - So you are against real criminals being in jail, but you think locking up reporters is good?  Marrah_G   Oct-11-07 10:57 AM   #22 
              - I wasn't thinking about reporters. I was thinking about executives!  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:02 AM   #31 
                 - Oh , I get it....  Marrah_G   Oct-11-07 11:07 AM   #39 
                    - Having Britney on your news channels isn't rational either!  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:08 AM   #41 
                       - ~self- delete~  Marrah_G   Oct-11-07 11:15 AM   #52 
  - No. NT  NYCGirl   Oct-11-07 10:47 AM   #2 
  - Why?  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 10:49 AM   #4 
     - Because government mandated speech is wrong. NT  NYCGirl   Oct-11-07 10:55 AM   #16 
        - It's not mandated speech, it's separation of news and trash...  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:00 AM   #28 
           - Who makes the judgement? It's a very slippery slope you're proposing. NT  NYCGirl   Oct-11-07 11:12 AM   #49 
  - What would they talked about for the other 23 hours?  ChenZhen   Oct-11-07 10:49 AM   #5 
  - There a tons of things they could talk about! They just don't want to!  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 10:51 AM   #6 
  - No news should ever be banned n/t  Marrah_G   Oct-11-07 10:52 AM   #7 
  - Britney going to court ISN"T news! Maybe that's the problem  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 10:54 AM   #12 
  - So who gets to decide what is news?  Marrah_G   Oct-11-07 10:55 AM   #17 
  - Do u think Britney going to court is news?  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:09 AM   #42 
     - Nope, but someone else does and they have the right to choose also  Marrah_G   Oct-11-07 11:16 AM   #55 
  - so, exactly how would you define what constitutes "news"?  onenote   Oct-11-07 11:41 AM   #73 
  - Youre right. There is probably another Label Pin conspiracy.  ChenZhen   Oct-11-07 10:56 AM   #19 
     - Choosing to tune out is different  Marrah_G   Oct-11-07 10:59 AM   #25 
  - no, but "news" should have to be labelled as such and factual.  bullimiami   Oct-11-07 10:53 AM   #9 
  - Violation for the First Amendment.  Clark2008   Oct-11-07 10:54 AM   #10 
  - All I want is a separation between news and trash!  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 10:57 AM   #20 
     - It's not that I don't oppose trash on TV, but whose definition of "trash" do we use?  Selatius   Oct-11-07 10:59 AM   #26 
     - We could use Britney and Kfed as guidelines. lol  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:38 AM   #68 
     - Then turn the station when it comes on  Marrah_G   Oct-11-07 10:59 AM   #27 
        - What channel do u suggest? There isn't one. That's the point.  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:39 AM   #69 
  - How about we start by banning it in GD?  LeftCoast   Oct-11-07 10:55 AM   #14 
  - Now, now. They've already decided what we want to see and hear...  sutz12   Oct-11-07 10:56 AM   #18 
  - Actually u may be right. It can't possibly be the ratings.....  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:41 AM   #72 
  - No. I say ban all 24hr, "news" channels.  Touchdown   Oct-11-07 10:58 AM   #23 
  - Better idea: Get the government to start initiatives for non-profit news outlets.  Selatius   Oct-11-07 10:58 AM   #24 
  - That's a great idea but they are attacking PBS already with privatization!  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:05 AM   #35 
     - PBS operates in a different manner.  Selatius   Oct-11-07 11:12 AM   #50 
        - So u don't think the way c-span is funded is a good idea?  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:22 AM   #61 
  - Isn't it easier to just ban cable news in your livingroom?  sfexpat2000   Oct-11-07 11:01 AM   #29 
  - No!  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:10 AM   #43 
     - LOL! Okay!  sfexpat2000   Oct-11-07 11:22 AM   # 
  - What, and deprive ourselves of learning of the antics  Mike03   Oct-11-07 11:02 AM   #32 
  - That's true. But we should have a choice. That's all I'm asking for.  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:37 AM   #67 
  - No. Media regulations need to be rolled back to pre-reagan standards. - n/t  porphyrian   Oct-11-07 11:03 AM   #33 
  - Pre-Reagan? Thanx no rolled back. That's brought back!  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:11 AM   #46 
  - Really.Terrible.Idea  MrModerate   Oct-11-07 11:06 AM   #37 
  - Absolutely not.  Dulcinea   Oct-11-07 11:14 AM   #51 
  - cable "News" is mostly "Opinion" shows. It shouldn't be called Cable "News".  chimpsrsmarter   Oct-11-07 11:16 AM   #54 
  - Thankyou. I would be happy with that.  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:20 AM   #59 
     - Again, exactly how would you define "news"  onenote   Oct-11-07 11:43 AM   #75 
  - This Is Better Than A "Zandor" Thread  DemocratSinceBirth   Oct-11-07 11:22 AM   #60 
  - Who would determine what is is news and what is 'nonnews?'  Freddie Stubbs   Oct-11-07 11:24 AM   #62 
  - I said celebrity's.  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:51 AM   #84 
  - Okay! I didn't know this thread was going to get such response..  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:32 AM   #65 
  - You're just wrong  MonkeyFunk   Oct-11-07 11:40 AM   #70 
  - Actually they've turned the TV off. Have u looked at the ratings?  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:43 AM   #74 
     - And C-Span does nothing  MonkeyFunk   Oct-11-07 11:47 AM   #77 
        - Brian Lamb says he doesn't know what c-spans ratings are.  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:50 AM   #81 
           - do you think they're higher  MonkeyFunk   Oct-11-07 11:51 AM   #82 
              - I don't know. According to Brian Lamb there are no ratings....  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:58 AM   #87 
                 - Then you are truly ignorant...  MonkeyFunk   Oct-11-07 11:16 PM   #91 
  - ...  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-11-07 11:40 AM   #71 
  - But the ratings are in the tank but u do make a good point...  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:47 AM   #78 
  - It's not going to happen  NeedleCast   Oct-11-07 11:47 AM   #79 
  - no  Bill McBlueState   Oct-11-07 11:48 AM   #80 
  - congress shall make no law  JitterbugPerfume   Oct-11-07 11:51 AM   #83 
  - Okay. Then I guess we'll just have to nationalize the airwaves!  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 11:53 AM   #86 
     - Joanne, I HATE that crappy celebrity news  JitterbugPerfume   Oct-11-07 12:18 PM   #90 
  - first amendment  lionesspriyanka   Oct-11-07 11:53 AM   #85 
  - Before I go here is a link to some ratings....  Joanne98   Oct-11-07 12:05 PM   #88 
  - So you want the gov't to determine the allowable subject matter? Good one, Bunky.  WinkyDink   Oct-11-07 12:15 PM   #89 
  - (Dupe)  WinkyDink   Oct-11-07 11:21 PM   #92 
  - No. I love hearing about Paris Hilton's latest fuck-up  Dark   Oct-11-07 11:36 PM   #93 
  - I can't think of a way this could be done  nam78_two   Oct-12-07 12:54 AM   #94 

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