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NBC ad refusal: Should there be outrage?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mark DeCotis, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Why is it that you think the left exercising a right is something so sacred, but if someone you don't agree with ever exercises a right you have to insinuate that they're evil?
  2. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    What are you talking about? NBC bitch-slapped the creepshow. Fully within their rights. And now the creepshow is whining. As usual.
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    You free enterprise folks would do well to remember that NBC is broadcaston publicly owned airwaves.

    Just sayin'.
  4. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    And let me guess. You want to bring the government down on them and cancel their license, just like the Clinton mob threatened ABC?
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I don't want anything of the kind. Your continued tendency to jump to ridiculous conclusions and put words in other people's mouths because you only have one counterargument is well noted, however.

    But people should be congnizant of it, and at least explore whther they'd be singing the same tune if a different party was in the White House.

    Kind of like people should look at Bush's proclamation that he and he alone can decide who a terrorist is and wonder whether they think that would be a good idea if their least favorite politician took over the White House.

    That's all.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    And private companies that manufacture goods or power rely on publicly owned oxygen for combustion.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yes there should be outrage. And it should be an outrage no matter which party line is in power and which is making the documentary.
    The defense contracting angle is a solid one.
  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Do you really think that the broadcasting wing of GE (that would be NBC) called any of the other wings of GE that might qualify as defense contractors and asked if they should or shouldn't run the commercial? Shirley you jest.
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Sorry folks, but censorship is when a government forces someone to say or not say, or write or not write something. You can spout all the conspiracy theories you want, but there's no evidence the U.S. government is forcing or even encouraging NBC to reject the ad.
  10. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    50 Cent is a Republican.

  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Don't networks tend to shy away from controversial ads in general? Operation Rescue could do a Brady Bunch intro spoof with aborted fetuses, but it doesn't mean ABC's going to run it four times during Desperate Housewives.

    I rather suspect they would not buy an anti-Clinton or anti-Gore ad, either. Too much chance of backlash from the other advertisers and general public.
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Hondo, as always, you're missing the point.

    It's not about government censorship, it's about NBC not running an ad because it will piss of its corporate bosses. And they're cowards.

    Corporate censorship exists.
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