Sally Field's Emmy Speech Censored By Fox - Page 3 - 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 09-17-2007, 05:54 PM   #31
New Yorker
 
Kiki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: mainly in my fantasy land.....ooooo how I wish it were reality
Posts: 2,716
Local Time: 03:27 PM
what exactly did Bono say in 2003?
__________________

__________________
Kiki is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 06:04 PM   #32
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Vincent Vega's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Berlin
Posts: 6,615
Local Time: 10:27 PM
Fuck in all forms imaginable.


Ops, I didn't beep it.


__________________

__________________
Vincent Vega is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 06:05 PM   #33
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,730
Local Time: 01:27 PM
He said "... fuckin' brilliant" in his excitement over winning the Golden Globe for Best Song.
__________________
corianderstem is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 06:29 PM   #34
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: 01:27 PM
And he was tanked.

Which I honestly disapprove of more than the over-used "fuck."
__________________
martha is online now  
Old 09-17-2007, 06:43 PM   #35
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 10:27 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by martha
And he was tanked.

Which I honestly disapprove of more than the over-used "fuck."
Why?
__________________
financeguy is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 06:48 PM   #36
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 10:27 PM
I think Kathy Griffin's remarks were not intended to offend Christianity or Christians (though some Christians will find a reason to be offended over practically anything) but were largely a counterblast to the incredibly tiresome tendency of US entertainers of to thank God/Jesus in their award winners' speeches.

I remember when the MTV awards were on in Dublin in '99, EVERY SINGLE ONE of the US award winners made a point of thanking Jesus in their speech. Unbelievable.
__________________
financeguy is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 06:49 PM   #37
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,730
Local Time: 01:27 PM
^^I agree.
__________________
corianderstem is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 07:11 PM   #38
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,499
Local Time: 04:27 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by financeguy
I think Kathy Griffin's remarks were not intended to offend Christianity or Christians (though some Christians will find a reason to be offended over practically anything) but were largely a counterblast to the incredibly tiresome tendency of US entertainers of to thank God/Jesus in their award winners' speeches.

I remember when the MTV awards were on in Dublin in '99, EVERY SINGLE ONE of the US award winners made a point of thanking Jesus in their speech. Unbelievable.

[q]God Finally Gives Shout-Out Back To All His Niggaz
September 5, 2001 | Issue 37•31

SOUTH BRONX, NY—The Lord Almighty finally responded to nearly two decades of praise in hip-hop album liner notes Monday, when He gave a shout-out back to all His loyal niggaz.

"Right about now, I want to send a shout-out to each and every nigga who's shown Me love through the years," said the Lord, His booming voice descending from Heaven. "I got mad love for each and every one of you niggaz. Y'all real niggaz out there, you know who you are. Y'all was there for me, and it's about time I'm-a give some love back to God's true crew."

"All y'all niggaz, y'all be My niggaz," the Lord added.

As of press time, God has thanked nearly 7,000 of His niggaz, including those in New York's Bad Boy and Ruff Ryders posses, the No Limit soldiers and Cash Money Millionaires holdin' it down in New Orleans, Nelly and the whole St. Lunatics crew, Busta and the rest of the Flipmode Squad, His peeps from back in the day, and all the real ruffneck niggaz in lockdown. He also sent shout-outs to everybody in the Old School, as well as to Lil' Bow Wow and all the other new niggaz just coming up.

"Mad props to P. Diddy, Jay-Z, DMX, Lil' Kim, Mystikal, Eve, Ja Rule, Jadakiss, Trick Daddy, and Xzibit. And one love to Meth, RZA, GZA, Ghostface, and the rest of My real niggaz in the Wu-Tang Clan," the deity said. "These My beloved niggaz, with whom I be well-pleased."

Now nearing the 48-hour mark, the Lord's first-ever reciprocal shout-out shows little sign of slowing down. Based on estimates of the number of rappers who have thanked Him in liner notes over the past 20 years, hip-hop experts say the historic shout-out is likely to continue through early next week.

Enlarge Image
A pair of shout-out tablets handed down by the Lord.

In addition to rap's current stars, God offered shout-outs to the original hip-hop heads, including such pioneers of the art form as Grandmaster Flash, Busy Bee, Melle Mel, Jazzy Jay, Kool Moe Dee, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Red Alert, the Cold Crush Brothers, Fab 5 Freddy, Kurtis Blow, Kool Herc, and the Funky 4+1.

God also offered shout-outs to the many DJs, record labels, magazines, TV shows, and radio stations that have tirelessly supported hip-hop over the years. Among them are Def Jam, Tommy Boy, Jive, Roc-A-Fella, Rap Pages, The Source, Right On!, The Box, Funkmaster Flex, Ed Lover and Dr. Dre, WBLS 107.5, KISS-FM, and Hot 97.

"For supporting the many artists who have supported Me so faithfully, I say thank you," God said. "All praise to Devante Harrell, Wanda Simmons, LaShell Thomas, and everybody else at Uptown/MCA for making this possible."

As a further sign of His love for the hip-hop community, God assured the nation's rappers that He is taking good care of all their peers currently with Him in heaven.

"Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Eazy-E, Scott LaRock—some of y'all niggaz are already up in this bitch," the Lord said. "For those of you who were left behind, know that the Lord has got your dead homies' backs. Faith [Evans], I promise I'm taking real good care of your Biggie. He resting in crazy peace, no doubt."

Thus far, God has not played favorites, thanking such fallen-off acts as Hammer and Vanilla Ice in the same breath as vital artists whose careers are still going strong. The Lord has also seen fit to thank the little-known likes of Baby Tragic, DJ Phreek Malik, and Da Ill Collector—MCs so obscure that virtually no one within the hip-hop community has heard of them. All rappers, God explained, are equal in His sight, and none are too small to escape His notice.

"God sees even the smallest sparrow fall," said Dr. Cornel West, Harvard University professor of African-American studies and philosophy of religion. "The same is true of MCs: Whether a major superstar or a complete unknown, all rappers are His children, and He loves them all."

The sheer volume of names notwithstanding, the nation's rappers are deeply touched by God's gesture of tribute and appreciation, with many stating that they "feelin' Him."

"God is the Original," Brooklyn-based rapper Mos Def said. "The world is ruled by the wealthy and the wicked, but all respect due to the Creator who made this world and who will one day bring justice to the wicked and righteous alike."

Despite the overwhelmingly positive response among rappers, the Lord is drawing fire in certain circles for His use of the word "nigga." On Monday's Larry King Live, conservative activist Rev. Calvin Butts, a longtime ally of the Lord, blasted Him for His "shocking, unexpected use of the racially loaded N-word." Some concerned parties, including decency crusader C. Delores Tucker, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and members of the San Francisco-based What About The Children? Foundation, are calling for a boycott of church services until God issues an apology.

Reacting to the controversy, many in the hip-hop community are rushing to the Lord's defense.

"The word 'nigga' means different things depending on how it's used and who's saying it," rap legend and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D said. "Judging from context, God obviously wasn't being derogatory. He was using 'nigga' as a blanket term of affection for all His true supporters on the rap scene. At one point, He said, 'I wanna give a shout-out to Ad-Rock, MC Serch, and my man Dan The Automator—all y'all is real niggaz in My all-benevolent sight.' Considering the fact that Ad-Rock and Serch are Jewish, and the Automator is Asian-American, it's clear God isn't talking about race here. He's just paying respect to all those who have paid respect to Him."

"God's the ultimate playa, so naturally He's going to have some haters," rapper Ice Cube said. "But these haters need to realize that if you mess with the man upstairs, you will get your ass smote. True dat."[/q]
__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 07:14 PM   #39
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 10:27 PM
__________________
financeguy is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 07:29 PM   #40
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: 01:27 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by financeguy


Why?
I think public drunkenness and excessive drinking of any kind show a lack of self-control.

It's just my thing.
__________________
martha is online now  
Old 09-17-2007, 08:38 PM   #41
Blue Crack Addict
 
unico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rage Ave.
Posts: 18,747
Local Time: 04:27 PM
Irvine you forgot the pic!!! It's the best part

__________________
unico is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 11:00 PM   #42
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,730
Local Time: 01:27 PM
From here:

I usually report the worst of the network suits. But I'm not adding my liberal voice to the growing chorus of conspiracy theorists who believe that Fox "censored" Sally Field's Emmy antiwar statements because of its political content.

The network bleeped curse words three times during acceptance speeches last night: when Field used "goddamn" and when Katherine Heigl mouthed, "Oh shit", and when Ray Romano joked about his former Everybody Loves Raymond TV wife Patricia Heaton "screwing" Kelsey Grammar on their new show, Back to You.

According to Fox: "Some language during the live broadcast may have been considered inappropriate by some viewers. As a result, Fox's broadcast standards executives determined it appropriate to drop sound during those portions of the show." A network rep insisted to reporters that Fox did not censor Field's comments for their political content, noting she did talk about the war before she was cut off. I actually think he's right. To its credit, Fox stayed on Field during almost all of her anti-war statements -- when she was somewhat calm during the first part of her speech, then even after the applause when she looked out of control. The network tuned her out only after she said "goddamn" when she was a few words from finishing. This wasn't even a close call.
__________________
corianderstem is offline  
Old 09-18-2007, 09:12 AM   #43
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,994
Local Time: 04:27 PM
Well I see that, but FOX's standards don't even comport with the Bono ruling-so their censoring in this case is subject to doubt and question. I do have to wonder what would have happened if she said the same thing without the swear word. It's FOX so people are going to wonder. I didn't think the word shit was subject to censoring either. I have heard worse on soap operas, I believe they even get away with son of a bitch.

I know that the 9/11 documentary eventually was not censored, but the fact that it was even considered points to the complete paranoia and stupidity that the FCC's conservative clampdown has created.

And for people who don't watch Sally Field's show Brothers and Sisters, she plays a mother whose son has been to Iraq once and is being sent back again. So it's not as if her comments were out of left field and out of context.
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 09-18-2007, 09:14 AM   #44
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
CTU2fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 5,366
Local Time: 05:27 PM
^ Yep. Whether or not you agree with bleeping "goddamn", all networks do it. I don't think FOX was bleeping Sally Field for content...everybody got the extended cutaway.

And the Kathy Griffin thing was fantastic...I laughed my "BLEEP" off
__________________
CTU2fan is offline  
Old 09-18-2007, 06:56 PM   #45
Refugee
 
Slipstream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 1,474
Local Time: 02:27 PM
They can show heads getting blown apart but they sensor "damn" and things like boobies. Ridiculous. Thank god I'm in Canada.

Like Australia, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council says you can say "fuck" and its derivatives on tv after 9pm. Nudity can be shown during the day as long as it's not sexual. After 9pm....take em off and get bonking!
__________________

__________________
Slipstream 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 04:27 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