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Old 02-18-2007, 11:59 PM   #1
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CBC Sunday Night will never gain viewership in southern states

It is a news program on in Canada. It is broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Company which is funded by the federal government.

I just finished watching a documentary about the struggle for gay rights in Iran. And I thought gay people in our society had it rough, sheesh, 100 lashes as punishment if arrested along with of course secret trials. 2 young men were executed last year in Iran for being gay too. Late last year, the head of the gay organization had to flee Iran and has been designated a refugee by the UN. Anyway, that was a unique story for news coverage.

Now, they are showing a story about attempts to breed two giant pandas in Thailand. The male has to lose 20lbs or he might crush the female and they have separated them hoping absence makes the heart grow fonder. And then they plan on showing panda pornography hoping the male learns the proper posture. Didn't look that titillating to me but I'm not a giant panda.

So gay rights in an axis of Evil country and animal porn, Canada is so avant garde.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:38 AM   #3
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well, there's certainly no such thing as global warming, that's for sure. Programmes like these are the effect of a decayed and decadent society which places no value at all on purity.
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Sorry to shatter your image of drooling retarded inbreds watching the prayer channel, but I've seen primetime programming on both these topics on CNN (which is based in Georgia ) and I don't even own a television, so that's just random coincidental stuff I saw at friends' houses. That's great CBC did programs on it, I'm sure they were well-done and all that but I'm not sure why you apparently think Americans would panic and run screaming if a show about this was on.
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I guess it's just some sort of "Canada is superior in that way and more enlightened" and all that I don't get it really or see the need for it- I'm sure there are plenty of people in Canada who aren't, plenty of people in the US who are..etc. Seems like stereotyped thinking to me, honestly this thread reeks of it. I'm sure I'll be jumped on for saying that instead of just saying nothing.
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:35 PM   #7
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Gawd!! it's a joke, get over it!!

But yes, Canadian broadcasting standards are different than the U.S. Not better or worse but different.

We do allow nudity and swearing on non-cable tv during prime time amongst other things.

Lock the thread since I have hurt so many feelings.



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if you give me the choice of gay rights in an axis of Evil country plus animal porn or Jesus, I’ll take Jesus.
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^ Personally I preferred the panda porn, but then I've always had an interest in pandas.

I don't see anyone sobbing trev, and that wasn't my point. I'll take you at your word that it was just a joke, but frankly that excuse gets tossed around a bit too often with this kind of thing and it's hard to know how seriously to take it sometimes. No offense taken though.
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No need really to say "get over it" and it didn't come across as a joke-you can't get that from an internet post without any clear indication. And maybe in the history of FYM there has been so much of that sort of Canada/US stuff that some people just get tired of it, and of being stereotyped. So maybe try to see it from that point of view.. The southern states reference certainly is a stereotype, is it not?
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The southern states reference certainly is a stereotype, is it not?
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Yes, because we all know deep that all people who live in Southern states believe certain things, behave in certain ways, etc.

Well we even have some people right here in good ol' FYM who shatter that stereotype.

All Canadians play hockey and say aboot too..
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if we're going to bash the US, can we at least only bash those who voted for Bush?
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Let's see. Plenty of people in the US did have a conniption about nipple during the Superbowl, curse words in a 9/11 documentary and Saving Private Ryan, FCC taking considerable note of Bono saying Fuck on some awards show as well as other self-censorship on what is seen as offensive or traumatizing. We've had plenty of threads on "controversial" TV content, although I certainly disagree with Trevster on subject content. There is a certain different freedom in Canadian TV that I enjoy when I'm there. I think when we have many ridiculous controversies, it colors the way we are looked at.
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Fair enough...
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