Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

TV plans tasteful coverage of Saddam execution

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:56 AM
Original message
TV plans tasteful coverage of Saddam execution
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061229/tv_nm/saddam_dc_1

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Television networks face a killer of a conundrum with the impending execution of Saddam Hussein, whose hanging could be videotaped and perhaps aired on Iraqi TV.

Several sources said Saddam's execution would be videotaped by the Iraqi government, though it wasn't clear whether it would be released to the public or broadcast.

"We will video everything," Iraqi National Security adviser Mouffak al Rubaie told CBS News.

Judging by the Iraqi government's release Tuesday of videotape of the hanging of 13 convicts, it could be a gruesome affair. Meetings were held Thursday in at least two network headquarters over how to handle the potentially graphic images.

ABC and CBS said they wouldn't air the full execution if the video became available.

(end snips)

I have a feeling Smirky will be watching by whatever means is available.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Lowell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:57 AM
Response to Original message
1. Who will be the sponsors?
Budweiser?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:01 PM
Response to Reply #1
6. You're stretching it now.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:02 PM
Response to Reply #1
9. And . . .
. . . what will the logo's and theme song be?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JackintheGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #9
23. "Hangman" by the Smothers Brothers
Hangman, hangman slack your rope
Hangman, hangman slack your rope
Slack it 'fore I GARRRGGHHHHHH....

as long as we're being tasteful
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:03 PM
Response to Reply #1
12. Then again, it could be scheduled for Superbowl halftime, but that's
more than 30 days away.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:58 AM
Response to Original message
2. Are you kidding?
I can only imagine the party in the basement of the West Wing. Gannon is going to be booked solid for the evening and well through the next day. Even Condi won't be allowed in.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:58 AM
Response to Original message
3. "Tasteful" and "execution" is an oxymoron
No TV for me for the next few days.

Not even "Charlie Brown New Year" - or something, since I know that there will be "tasteful" promotions for "News at 11."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:59 AM
Response to Reply #3
5. Bingo
I have no intention of watching this lynching. Just say No to this crap.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:02 PM
Response to Reply #3
10. agreed. this is utter barbarism....but you know a bit of tape will turn up..
...within days, maybe hours, of the precise moment of execution....
sickness....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:59 AM
Response to Original message
4. Maybe it should be on Masterpiece theater? By Mobil?
Surely a class show.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:01 PM
Response to Original message
7. Oxymoron "Tasteful....execution"
There's absolutely nothing tasteful about broadcasting an execution.

That's because there's absolutely nothing tasteful about executions period.

I hope to God this does get broadcast so people get a taste for what death is all about, and may not be so quick to execute.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:02 PM
Response to Original message
8. Leave it to media-corp to step up to the plate. What ghoulish whores. nt
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 12:02 PM by bluerum
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:03 PM
Response to Original message
11. obligatory 1984 quote

'Did you go and see the prisoners hanged yesterday?' said
Syme.
'I was working,' said Winston indifferently. 'I shall see
it on the flicks, I suppose.'
'A very inadequate substitute,' said Syme.
His mocking eyes roved over Winston's face. 'I know you,'
the eyes seemed to say, 'I see through you. I know very well
why you didn't go to see those prisoners hanged.' In an
intellectual way, Syme was venomously orthodox. He would talk
with a disagreeable gloating satisfaction of helicopter raids
on enemy villages, and trials and confessions of
thought-criminals, the executions in the cellars of the
Ministry of Love. Talking to him was largely a matter of
getting him away from such subjects and entangling him, if
possible, in the technicalities of Newspeak, on which he was
authoritative and interesting. Winston turned his head a little
aside to avoid the scrutiny of the large dark eyes.
'It was a good hanging,' said Syme reminiscently. 'I think
it spoils it when they tie their feet together. I like to see
them kicking. And above all, at the end, the tongue sticking
right out, and blue a quite bright blue. That's the detail that
appeals to me.'
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:57 PM
Response to Reply #11
22. Or the bit about the neighbor's children kicking and screaming b/c they didn't get to see a hanging.
Don't have a copy handy, but damn, that was sick.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:05 PM
Response to Original message
13. When was the last time the TV networks did anything...
tastefully when it comes to gruesome news. They will carry on 24/7.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:06 PM
Response to Original message
14. Hitler's would-be assassins were slowly strangled with piano wire
Movies were made of the executions so that Hitler could watch them in the comfort of his own home.

I see a pattern forming...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:09 PM
Response to Original message
15. "tasteful" coverage of an execution, huh . . . I'm falling down that rabbit hole again . . .
and there's this stupid cat up in a tree with a shit-eating grin on his face . . .
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:14 PM
Response to Reply #15
24. Was that a rhinoceros that ran by?

One of Eugene Ionescos first full-length plays, Rhinoceros demonstrates the playwrights anxiety about the spread of inhuman totalitarian tendencies in society. Inspired by Ionescos personal experiences with fascism during World War II, this absurdist drama depicts the struggle of one man to maintain his identity and integrity alone in a world where all others have succumbed to the beauty of brute force and violence.


http://www.theatrehistory.com/misc/rhinoceros.html

Some of the most powerful theater I have ever seen.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
4nic8em Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:10 PM
Response to Original message
16. Some of
us would have been much more interested in a tasteful MSM full coverage session of everything Saddam had to say during his trial.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:14 PM
Response to Original message
17. To be followed by tasteful nude mud wrestling
with Deadye Dick and Little Jimmy Hastert!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:17 PM
Response to Original message
18. uhhhhhh...as long as it's tasteful,,,,
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Graybeard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:18 PM
Response to Original message
19. Their minute by minute deathwatch right now is so "tasteful"...
...they are lovin it.  
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:20 PM
Response to Original message
20. Tasteful, as in Fava beans and a nice Chianti...
while they watch.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:55 PM
Response to Original message
21. Tasteful way of showing this?
Did they get to show Tim McViegh get his veins pierced, with the lethal injections? He was a terrorist who had cause great loss of life? Why would they even consider showing it, or any of it?

The low levels this media will fall too...Disgusting
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Aug 20th 2014, 09:31 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC