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CBS Blocks Free Speach By Blocking Ad.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:18 pm    Post subject: CBS Blocks Free Speach By Blocking Ad. Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread


CBS Censors Ads

During this year's Super Bowl, you'll see ads sponsored by beer companies, tobacco companies, and the Bush White House. But you won't see the winning ad in MoveOn.org Voter Fund's Bush in 30 Seconds ad contest. CBS refuses to air it. This is not a partisan issue. It's critical that our media institutions be fair and open to all speakers. CBS is setting a dangerous precedent, and unless we speak up, the pattern may continue. Watch the ad and join the call for CBS to air ads which address issues of public importance today.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That one was good. Several of them are quite good, I thought. Good ole' CBS. Maybe we can get them to compromise, and sell us the ad space instead, so that we can issue a PSA detailing how the space was initially to be used, and what was done at CBS to prevent it, or else we take the Survivors All Stars hostage.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Cute little film.

Ths one was censored? Amazing!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
Cute little film.

Ths one was censored? Amazing!


Not at all surprising. Big-business has struggled long and hard to gain ownership of the US. Now that it has it, it's not going to let a little thing like the ethics of freedom of speech mess things up for them.

And why do you think they've converted news rooms to profit centers? Because it discourages people with ideals and ethics from getting into the news rooms where they might cause trouble.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Freedom of speech... that one seems to be on the "endangered" list these days. BTW: I just saw that 60 minutes episode with general Anthony Zinni.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

how long will it take before electro-music rebels will be reduced to silence Question or we are simply too insignificant for the allmighty corporations Question
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The Ultra Right has gotten media savvy over the past 15 years or so. They operate radio and TV and many newspapers. Rupert Murdoch's media empire is a scary enterprise.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
Freedom of speech... that one seems to be on the "endangered" list these days. BTW: I just saw that 60 minutes episode with general Anthony Zinni.


Thanks, I looked up the 60-min Zinni interview, very worthwhile. That was, of course, done by CBS.

So if CBS is part of the corporate cabal why would they do that?

Guess I'll have to get serious here rather than just vent my spleen. From a recent "Scientific American" column by Michael Shermer: "Experimental psychologists have recently corroborated Bacon's idols, particularly those of the tribe, in the form of numerous cognitive biases. The self-serving bias, for example"...

The evils I raised are not so much plotted out consciously and explicitly. Rather they are the result of erroneous thinking directed by our inherent self-serving bias. Which is why the effect is not uniform and monolithic--there ain't no cabal in the literal sense. Hence CBS can censor the ad yet run the Zinni interview.

It seems to me that only shield against these evils is a functional democracy. And IMHO a functional democracy requires an educated electorate and some way of preventing money from being the dominant factor in determining the outcome of elections. Here in the US we are loosing the former and haven't the latter at all. Which is why we are in the mess in which we find ourselves.

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how long will it take before electro-music rebels will be reduced to silence Question or we are simply too insignificant for the allmighty corporations Question


About as long as it takes electro-music to become financially significant Wink
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