02-27-04, 05:52 PM
Be it News, Award shows or Saturday Nite Live, all TV is now under a minimum 6 second delay.
Powell of the FCC is even entertaining any lawsuits in complaint of evening gowns at the Oscars that might be considered racy.
Perhaps fashionable burkas would be a compromise.
Osama bin Laden should be thrilled.
Yeah ... so much for real-time war. We'll miss some spectacular explosions for "technical difficulties" in the future.
02-27-04, 10:42 PM
The shock and awe show along with centcom sing alongs was not my idea of reporting live.
02-28-04, 12:52 AM
Oh God! Big Brother is here! They might beep out a cuss word or blur out a boob! Everybody act irrational and freak out!
Live TV has not been banned, using that word is pushing it. It's been delayed six seconds, so what. Most TV stations did that before the Jackson boob incident, so it doesn't matter.
02-28-04, 09:12 AM
Saying it is merely delayed 6 seconds is like saying Paul Wellstone bowed out of politics to spend time with his family.
Every second of every show is now subject to immediate censorship.
The FCC is now considering doing the same with satillite and cable programming.
Spontaneous live news died 3 years ago.
There is now a media wide protocol regarding the coverage of the next 9-11.
No I have not stretched anything. If anything the FCC is now poised to stretch its wings in more unprecedented moves to consolidate and control all broadcast media with the "mandate" of a second Bush term.
02-28-04, 12:40 PM
The right wing's mock "outrage" over theSuper Bowl "incident" has allowed it to show its true face: a scolding parent looking around at American citizens as a bunch of rude children. When the FCC announced hearings on said starry teat, most Americans looked at each other with a quizzical "what the hell?" Now, the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet has held a hearing to talk about the FCC's enforcement of rules against "broadcast indecency." This, of course, comes on the heels of mega-evil corporate entity Clear Channel's decision to suspend the Howard Stern Show for violating Clear Channel's "zero tolerance" policy towards vulgarity. This takes Stern off in six major markets, including South Florida and Pittsburgh. I find it interesting that Clear Channel has turned on Stern soon after Stern turned on Bush; lately, he has been firmly anti-Bush and has been talking about electing Kerry to replace W.)
As it should, this all comes back to Janet Jackson's star-pierced boob. Jump in and hold on, it's gonna be a fast train:
Clinton's impeachment was about political posing. Like kidnapped Mexican girls forced to finger themselves for MiniDV cameras to please Americanos in Peoria, Republicans used the blow job lie as a way to please the fundamentalist base and conservative scolds who give them money and hand jobs. And it was a symbolic way to punish Clinton for the sins of the boomer generation. Except one thing they didn't count on: Americans didn't care. They didn't want Clinton kicked out of office. Americans knew that it was a set-up, and Congress backed down after impeachment.
Bush is installed in office. Everyone realizes they elected a doofus.
September 11th happens. Bush and his cronies use it as an excuse to enact every evil policy they've wanted, under the guise of national security. Then we find out there's no WMDs and that Bush lied to our faces, constantly, repeatedly, every chance he got, he had lied to us. And that means he has lost all credibility. So what's left for Bush, once he has been raped by the facts?
Ahhhh, Janet shows her titty, Massachusetts says it loves the gays. Let's start the culture wars.
Except this: like Clinton's blowjob, most Americans don't care about Janet's titty. And, really, if pushed, I bet most Americans don't want their constitution amended to limit freedoms. And (this is not unrelated) most people will not go to see Mel Gibson's Jesus-gets-beaten flick because of overriding faith in Christ - they'll go for the reason people go to snuff films: to see how cool the violence is. Bush is wrong. Bush has miscalculated. His ass is showing. And I will wager that the Clear Channel ban on Stern is going to be a major pain in the ass for Bush because of how closely aligned the administration is with corporate America.
Why? Because the ban on the Stern show is one of those ways, like environmental disasters and the bizarre popularity of Adam Sandler, that we can see how the administration's support for corporate megalomania has an effect on one's day-to-day lives.
:m: Beer Makes Me Ramble. Sorry.
02-28-04, 02:03 PM
02-29-04, 02:25 PM
That's an edited pic, right?
That's an edited pic, right?
Yes, definately. A sure sign is that the date reads October 2004.