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Author Topic:   Should the Public Airwaves be More or Less Censored?
riVeRraT
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Message 301 of 310 (399655)
05-07-2007 8:52 AM
Reply to: Message 296 by Asgara
05-04-2007 5:18 PM


Re: Offended beyond words
I have kids...I don't agree. What makes you think Schraf would agree if she had some?

Because she went as far as getting rid of TV.
You did not.


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riVeRraT
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Message 302 of 310 (399656)
05-07-2007 8:54 AM
Reply to: Message 300 by nator
05-04-2007 9:08 PM


Re: quick question
Actually, I don't disagree that advertizing should match the "rating" of the show it is shown during, and that there should be a clear rating system so people know what "octane" a show is about to be shown.

But that's about it.

Then let's at least agree on that, and end a thread on a good note for once. :) :)


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nator
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Message 303 of 310 (399658)
05-07-2007 9:12 AM
Reply to: Message 301 by riVeRraT
05-07-2007 8:52 AM


Re: Offended beyond words
I have kids...I don't agree. What makes you think Schraf would agree if she had some?

quote:
Because she went as far as getting rid of TV.
You did not.

Ned has a kid, and he got rid of TV.

Mys sister has a kid, and they always greatly restricted her TV viewing. Now that she is in high school, she hardly watches any TV. Their family watches The Office but that's about it.

And you know what? She is an academically gifted, popular girl at school. Nobody cares that she doesn't watch hardly any TV. Nobody thinks she is wierd for not knowing all about American Idol. And if some people did she wouldn't care what they thought.


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nator
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Message 304 of 310 (399659)
05-07-2007 9:13 AM
Reply to: Message 302 by riVeRraT
05-07-2007 8:54 AM


Re: quick question
I can agree on that.

:)


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New Cat's Eye
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Message 305 of 310 (399681)
05-07-2007 11:21 AM
Reply to: Message 300 by nator
05-04-2007 9:08 PM


Re: quick question
You're a conservative, you should like that.

Please don't label me and tell me what I should like.


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nator
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Message 306 of 310 (399686)
05-07-2007 12:15 PM
Reply to: Message 305 by New Cat's Eye
05-07-2007 11:21 AM


Re: quick question
OK, I won't.

Of course, you've described yourself as a conservative, so if something has changed for you recently I don't think I can be blamed for getting that wrong.

Are you going to respond to the substance of my post or just tell me that you are offended?

Edited by nator, : No reason given.


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New Cat's Eye
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Message 307 of 310 (399689)
05-07-2007 12:29 PM
Reply to: Message 306 by nator
05-07-2007 12:15 PM


Re: quick question
OK, I won't.

Thanks.

Of course, you've described yourself as a conservative

I describe myself as conservative but I don't call myself "A Conservative"TM

I took a political compass quiz and I was left of center :o

Are you going to respond to the substance of my post or just tell me that you are offended?

I suppose I'll respond....

Let the free market regulate itself.

That works for me but if people want the government to regulate it then I don't have a problem with that either.

I was just wondering this:

quote:
If there are parents out there that don't parent and want to plop their kids in front of the TV, then shouldn't they have regulated airwaves available if they want them?

I think that your answer is: No.

I think we/they should give the poeple what they want.

Actually, I don't disagree that advertizing should match the "rating" of the show it is shown during, and that there should be a clear rating system so people know what "octane" a show is about to be shown.

Me neither.

Edited by Catholic Scientist, : syntax error


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nator
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Message 308 of 310 (399692)
05-07-2007 12:40 PM
Reply to: Message 307 by New Cat's Eye
05-07-2007 12:29 PM


Re: quick question
quote:
That works for me but if people want the government to regulate it then I don't have a problem with that either.

It is an infringement of free speech for the government to regulate the airwaves, as far as I can tell.

We have no right to "TV content that doesn't offend me" in the US.

If you don't like it, turn it off.

We have no right to "TV content that I think is sppropriate for my children" in the US.

If you don't like it, turn it off.

quote:
I think we/they should give the poeple what they want.

The networks DO give the people what they want, as reflected in market share.

The people seem to want violence, sex, and American Idol.


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New Cat's Eye
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Message 309 of 310 (399696)
05-07-2007 12:49 PM
Reply to: Message 308 by nator
05-07-2007 12:40 PM


Re: quick question
It is an infringement of free speech for the government to regulate the airwaves, as far as I can tell.

Why is the Supreme Court allowing it?

If you don't like it, turn it off.

That's a piss-poor attitude, IMHO, and doesn't help anything.

The people seem to want violence, sex, and American Idol.

Well, I want two of those three :D

I have no problems with the "good stuff" being on TV. But some people do and don't want it broadcast. I can understand broadcasts being regulated. Hell, you have to get a license to operate a HAM radio.

I'll can get my fix of the "good stuff" from other means if a lot of people don't like it being broadcast.


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AdminPhat
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Message 310 of 310 (399697)
05-07-2007 12:58 PM


Time to say goodbye
Well folks its time to say adieu. If anyone wants to discuss this topic further, start a new one. Thanks to everyone for participating.

  
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