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Old 01-27-2004, 05:23 PM   #1
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Move On gets Censored...

Over the last four days, something incredible has happened. CBS has received over 340,000 emails and phone calls asking it to stop its censorship. Clearly a huge number of us believe that CBS's refusal to run our Voter Fund ad, while allowing the Bush White House to run an advocacy ad of its own, is just plain wrong.

Columnists and editorial pages are writing about it. And on Monday, FCC commissioner Michael Copps issued a statement on it. These folks understand that this issue isn't just about our Voter Fund's ad -- an ad by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was censored as well. At heart, it's about free speech. Huge companies like CBS that control access to the publicly owned airwaves have to air opposing points of view.

CBS still refuses to run "Child's Pay." But together, we can increase the pressure on CBS. And through the power of the Internet, we can make sure that millions of people see the ad and learn about the controversy. As a first step, forward this email or the original message attached below to your friends. Ask them to check out the ad at:
http://www.moveon.org/cbs/ad/

(You can also point them directly to the CBS petition at http://www.moveon.org/cbs/?id=2288-3...HauDxw1xWGxMVg)

They can also send an email to CBS and join the campaign at that address. If you haven't joined the campaign yet, you can sign the petition there as well.

Next, consider taking a moment to call CBS and let them know why you believe their refusal to run ads like this one is wrong. If you call, please be calm and polite -- it's not the folks who answer the phones' fault that CBS made this decision. You can reach them at:

CBS Comment Line
(212) 975-4321

(We're spreading out the calls across a number of relevant CBS numbers, so hopefully you won't get a busy signal.)


After you've called, help us track the number of calls that are pouring in by going to:
http://www.moveon.org/cbscalls.html?...HauDxw1xWGxMVg
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Old 01-27-2004, 05:47 PM   #2
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I have called CBS and told them Good JOB.

They are a private business and they have the right to air what they choose to air on their airwaives.

Thanks for the numbers.
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To each their own.......I know someone who is organizing a boycott of the Super Bowl to protest the censorship. It's CBS's act to call, they don't have to like it, but maybe they should let us decide. Hell, I don't know. Of course I censor the hell out of my own posts.
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BonoVox-- you want to remove that petition link. Its going to your info, not blank spots.

As for CBS, yes they are a private company but they have to adhere to FCC guidelines concerning swearing, appropriate content and censorship. Besides, can someone please explain why its a problem to air a PETA ad or MoveOn ad during the Super Bowl? I mean, Dread, when you called CBS, did you also tell them to not run beer ads with half naked women? I just find this selective censorship to be crap. If you're going to ban, you should ban sexist ads and political ads and food ads [we're a fat nation you know!]. You can't pick and choose what to censor.

And I think the bigger issue here is the fact that Les Moovies and many other CBS execs have donated to Bush's campaign. who's side do you think they're on?
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I also asked for more beer and bikinis

I offered to put one on...I refused to shave my back though....they turned me down.
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If you're going to ban, you should ban ... food ads [we're a fat nation you know!]


Bottom line is, if I were a network I would definitely censor Bush ads. I mean, really...how many of the Democrats/Liberals/anti-Bush people here (and I am definitely one of them) would air Bush's ads if it were their network and their decision?
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Bush ads.............. They're getting beer companies, the company that makes Viagra (if I'm not mistaken..........someone sent me a list of the "accepted commercials").........they're going after the red-blooded American male, I suppose.
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Old 01-27-2004, 09:21 PM   #8
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No one would need viagra if they would air me in the bikini!
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No one would need viagra if they would air me in the bikini!
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We could shave a peace symbol in my back.....that could be our commercial.....

me...with a hairy peace symbol in a bikini.
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I just had a thread Idea~!
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as your local sports & rec. management degree holder who did tons of research on super bowl advertising in college courses, i can tell ya' that you're wasting your time petitioning cbs... cbs couldn't scratch it's ass durring the super bowl without the NFL's permission...

you will not see any pro bush ads or pro republican ads either... you may see w. himself, being as he's the president and all... just like you saw clinton when he was the president.

the national football league feels that the super bowl is for sports and entertainment ONLY. you will not see any partisan ads, be it pro vegitarian, pro democrat, pro republican, pro aids relief show durring the half time show...

it is their right to do so and it in no way violates the first amendment or is a case of censorship.

i think you should all get over it.
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OK........I'm not even a football fan.
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I'm sure this particular ad is not the only one they decided not to air. They may have opted not to air all sorts of political ads on both sides.

I didn't view the ad, but I am just wondering if the ad had been for the opposite viewpoint would people be as worried about censorship? Or is censorship only a concern when it prevents your own view from being aired? I don't know anyone here's politics, so this is not personal...it's just a question.

Most big Corporations give money to both major parties.

I think I'll pass on seeing the hairy bikiniman.

I don't know why I'm in FYM. I think I took a wrong turn somewhere.
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watch as the world spins...


the evil bush white house advertisement?

an anti drug ad.

wooo... eeeeeeevil.
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