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Old 03-11-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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Boston Legal Script Censored For Fox News References

"This Sunday's episode of ABC's Boston Legal focusing on censorship was itself censored, purged of all references to Fox and Bill O'Reilly. And nobody's talking."

http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/21463/

"Speaking of free speech, there’s another, related issue to consider as well – the unexplained fact that Robert Greenwald, creator of the Outfoxed documentary (which curiously is still excerpted and mentioned by name in Sunday’s episode) was unable to purchase time on the ABC network to advertise his film.

According to Greenwald’s distributor Gary Baddeley, a representative of the Broadcast Standards and Practices Department at ABC named Joel Resnicow indicated that ABC would not accept an ad for Outfoxed to run adjacent to Boston Legal, “although he was reluctant to come out and say so directly, I suspect for political reasons,” says Baddeley."
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:03 PM   #2
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William Shatner rocks in this show!
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he creeps me out

James Spader, on the other hand..yum
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William Shatner rocks in this show!
Damn straight, Go Denny Crane ~ remember when he had the gun.
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I love this show.


Especially, you know who...
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No sense in censoring the Fox News references. Let the world know where they stand.
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I don't agree w/ it being censored-ABC is afraid of FOX I guess, and David Kelley has no say in it I suppose. Disappointing. Maybe networks have unwritten rules about "badmouthing" each other.

The ratings are poor for that show so I don't give it much longer. Maybe that's why David Kelley's not fighting it.
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Actually, ABC has a corporate policy against badmouthing the competition. That's why it was censored out.

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Ya, as much as i hate FOX ABC must think there is a liabilty for slander here. And knowing FOX they would love to go to court or make a show of ABC.
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