Censoring September 11th - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-04-2006, 08:59 AM   #1
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,998
Local Time: 05:25 PM
Censoring September 11th

Unbelievably ridiculous. The FCC should be ashamed of itself, what a dishonor to that day and to what happened. Ditto for the "American Family Association". Responsibility to the public? Is the public a bunch of morons? Is anyone in this world in any way offended by the language that firefighters or anyone else used that day? Gee, I think somehow the events of that day warranted it, and completely overshadowed it.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060903/...film&printer=1

Broadcasters say the hesitancy of some CBS affiliates to air a powerful Sept. 11 documentary next week proves there's been a chilling effect on the First Amendment since federal regulators boosted penalties for television obscenities after Janet Jackson's breast was exposed at a Super Bowl halftime show.

"This is example No. 1," said Martin Franks, executive vice president of CBS Corp., of the decision by two dozen CBS affiliates to replace or delay "9/11" — which has already aired twice without controversy — over concerns about some of the language used by the firefighters in it.

"We don't think it's appropriate to sanitize the reality of the hell of Sept. 11th," Franks said. "It shows the incredible stress that these heroes were under. To sanitize it in some way robs it of the horror they faced."..

..Congress recently boosted the maximum fines the FCC can impose for indecency from $32,500 to $325,000.

So far, about a dozen CBS affiliates have indicated they won't show the documentary, another dozen say they will delay it until later at night and two dozen others are considering what to do.

On Friday, Sinclair Broadcasting became the latest company to say it was delaying the broadcast until after 10 p.m. on its stations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Portland, Maine, saying it was concerned it could face fines.

The announcement came as the Tupelo, Miss.-based American Family Association readied its 3 million members to flood the FCC and CBS with complaints after the documentary airs.

"This isn't an issue of censorship. It's an issue of responsibility to the public," said Randy Sharp, director of special projects for the group, which describes itself as a 29-year-old organization that promotes the biblical ethic of decency."
__________________

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 09:02 AM   #2
Jesus Online
 
Angela Harlem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: a glass castle
Posts: 30,163
Local Time: 09:25 AM
How nice it must be to have someone else's language as your main point of interest in a documentary of this proportion.

__________________

__________________
<a href=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/angelaharlem/thPaul_Roos28.jpg target=_blank>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...aul_Roos28.jpg</a>
Angela Harlem is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 09:11 AM   #3
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
BonosSaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,566
Local Time: 06:25 PM
Jackasses. Out of all the things I watched about 9/11, that was the most powerful. Maybe we can show it in animation with cute, little family friendly animal characters.....where nobody dies, there are no sounds that might offend innocent ears, and where the towers magically reconstruct themselves in the end.

The obscenity of the day was not the language.
__________________
BonosSaint is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 09:13 AM   #4
War Child
 
amerrydeath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Dublin
Posts: 896
Local Time: 05:25 PM
__________________
amerrydeath is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 09:18 AM   #5
Jesus Online
 
Angela Harlem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: a glass castle
Posts: 30,163
Local Time: 09:25 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by BonosSaint
Jackasses. Out of all the things I watched about 9/11, that was the most powerful. Maybe we can show it in animation with cute, little family friendly animal characters.....where nobody dies, there are no sounds that might offend innocent ears, and where the towers magically reconstruct themselves in the end.

The obscenity of the day was not the language.
This reminds me of us singing Humpty Dumpty with my elder daughter. She gets too upset at Humpty breaking, so we ammended the last line to be "all the king's horses and all the king's men quickly put Humpty together again".
Difference is, she is 3.
__________________
<a href=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/angelaharlem/thPaul_Roos28.jpg target=_blank>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...aul_Roos28.jpg</a>
Angela Harlem is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 09:37 AM   #6
Blue Crack Overdose
Get me off the internetz!
 
Carek1230's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: wishing I was somewhere else....
Posts: 114,587
Local Time: 02:25 PM
This really makes me mad. In a country of free speech no less, and a TRUE story of something horrific that happened on US soil. Let the truth and story be told as exactly as it happened.


__________________
Carek1230 is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 11:03 AM   #7
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,731
Local Time: 02:25 PM
Yes, we must protect the viewing public's delicate ears from the word "shit" while they watch the footage of the plane crashing into the tower.

__________________
corianderstem is online now  
Old 09-04-2006, 12:20 PM   #8
War Child
 
najeena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: an island paradise
Posts: 995
Local Time: 10:25 PM
Janet Jackson's urge to expose her mammary ('who WOULDN'T want to see my breast?' ) cost this country big time. But it points to a greater problem. I'd never have believed when I was younger that America would find itself moving toward intolerance and censorship. Our leaders talk about freedom and democracy and the perils of theology, all the while whittling away at our own constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and promoting a certain faith. We must change back into the country the world admired, we MUST.
__________________
najeena is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 12:26 PM   #9
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
80sU2isBest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 4,970
Local Time: 05:25 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by najeena
Our leaders talk about freedom and democracy and the perils of theology, all the while whittling away at our own constitutionally guaranteed freedoms
What version of the constitution are you speaking of, that provides TV producers the right to put swear words on network TV?
__________________
80sU2isBest is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 12:40 PM   #10
ONE
love, blood, life
 
melon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 11,781
Local Time: 05:25 PM
Re: Censoring September 11th

Quote:
Originally posted by MrsSpringsteen
The announcement came as the Tupelo, Miss.-based American Family Association readied its 3 million members to flood the FCC and CBS with complaints after the documentary airs.

"This isn't an issue of censorship. It's an issue of responsibility to the public," said Randy Sharp, director of special projects for the group, which describes itself as a 29-year-old organization that promotes the biblical ethic of decency."
Every organization with the word "Family" in its name might as well replace it with the word "Fascist," because that's what they're really about. It has nothing to do with "protecting children."

But I love how 3 million people can hold a country of 300 million hostage. If I were the FCC, I'd toss aside complaints from "family" organizations, because they're not going to be happy until there's nothing but televangelism 24/7 on our airwaves.

Melon
__________________
melon is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 12:45 PM   #11
Blue Crack Addict
 
verte76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: hoping for changes
Posts: 23,331
Local Time: 10:25 PM
__________________
verte76 is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 12:52 PM   #12
Forum Moderator
 
yolland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 7,471
Local Time: 11:25 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by 80sU2isBest
What version of the constitution are you speaking of, that provides TV producers the right to put swear words on network TV?
Have you seen the documentary, 80s? It's been aired on CBS before.

Live footage of a plane slamming into the North Tower...the sound of bodies hitting the ground...burning buildings with thousands of people in them collapsing...one of the filmmakers just barely escaped with his life, he was in the North Tower lobby where he'd followed firefighters in when the South Tower fell...and you're worried about swear words? It isn't a movie. They weren't reading from a script.

As a parent I'm plenty capable of deciding for myself whether my children might be mature enough to handle this documentary. And the profanity would be about the last thing I'd have concerns over in making that decision.
__________________
yolland [at] interference.com


μελετώ αποτυγχάνειν. -- Διογένης της Σινώπης
yolland is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 01:38 PM   #13
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 40,697
Local Time: 04:25 PM
Re: Re: Censoring September 11th

Quote:
Originally posted by melon


If I were the FCC, I'd toss aside complaints from "family" organizations, because they're not going to be happy until there's nothing but televangelism 24/7 on our airwaves.

Melon
Unfortunately this seems to be true.
__________________
BVS is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 01:56 PM   #14
She's the One
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,338
Local Time: 02:25 PM
We've become a nation of pussies, and we have no one but ourselves to blame. We've all allowed this to happen, by either supporting these people and their influence on our government, or sitting idly by, thinking our one vote can't change anything. We are truly getting the government we deserve.
__________________
martha is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 02:07 PM   #15
Refugee
 
XHendrix24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,496
Local Time: 05:25 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by verte76
Oddly appropriate?
__________________

__________________
XHendrix24 is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com